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Department for Transport renewable transport fuels workshop

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Today I attended a workshop at the Department for Transport (DfT) on the reform of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation. It covered all the areas in the consultation, which we need to respond to by 22 January. See more information on this from Thom's previous blog here. What was…

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Tags: DfT, anaerobic digestion, biogas, RTFO, renewable transport fuels obligation

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RTFO consultation: timeline and evidence needed

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. The consultation sets out government ambition of meeting the 2020 renewable energy target, stimulating the supply of sustainable 'development' fuels and targeting transport sectors difficult to decarbonise such as freight. You can download our full briefing on the proposals here. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, consultation, DfT, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, rtfo workshop, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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DfT create new supplier’s obligation to reduce GHG emissions

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Alongside the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) consultation – news of which you can read about here – DfT have also issued a consultation on the Motor Fuel (Road Vehicle and Mobile Machinery) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations. Whereas the RTFO operates to increase the volume of renewable fuels used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, financial incentives, GHG emissions, consultation, DfT, upstream abatement, sustainable transport

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DfT launch consultation on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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The Department for Transport has today launched its long awaited consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). This sets out the clear intention of government to provide a positive investment environment beyond 2020 to further encourage the development of waste-based and advanced fuels, while limiting the use of fuels made…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, consultation, RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, 7% crop cap, development fuels, food waste operators, crop operators, thom koller

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Have your say on government plans for alternative transport infrastructure

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The Department for Transport’s ongoing consultation on the transposition into UK law of European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC on alternative fuels infrastructure may be of interest to members interested in the manufacture, installation or operation of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure for vehicles. …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, consultation, biomethane, DfT, European Commission, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane in transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, CNG, LNG, thom koller, food waste operators, crop operators

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ADBA supports DfT plans to bring parity to HGV biomethane market

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Over the last few weeks the Department for Transport has been consulting on measures to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies. The consultation has now closed and you can read our submission here. If implemented this small technical change may not in itself open up the use of biomethane as transport fuel…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, consultation, Department for Transport, DfT, weights and dimensions, thom koller, HGVs, buses, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles

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DfT put the pedal down on alternative fuels infrastructure

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The Department for Transport has issued a consultation setting out its intention to transpose into UK law the European Commission Directive 2014/94/EC on alternative fuels infrastructure. This will be of interest to members involved in the manufacture, installation or operation of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, DfT, European Commission, consultation, alternative fuels infrastructure, biomethane in transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, CNG, LNG, thom koller, crop operators, food waste operators

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DfT to incentivise biomethane buses & HGVs

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The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on changes to vehicle weights and dimensions to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies. The proposals look to allow certain vehicles to operate at higher weights to ensure that vehicles with heavier powertrains compared to conventionally-fuelled vehicles such as diesel and petrol are not…

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Tags: DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, crop operators, food waste operators, CNG, LNG, weights and dimensions, RTFO, renewable transport fuel obligation

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Biomethane for transport: our position on emissions and costs

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The Department for Transport is close to finalising its transport energy strategy. The aim of the energy strategy is to assess potential energy pathways consistently across a range of metrics over the period to 2050. Pathways will be segmented by vehicle type, near term/long term deployment and duty cycle. Drivers…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, biomethane as a transport fuel, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, RTFO, Transport Working Group, thom koller

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ADBA to inform DfT 2030 transport energy strategy

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DfT are undertaking a top level review of Transport Energy strategy for 2030 and 2050. The project is looking to align work undertaken and situate it in its broader context. Completed projects that will inform the strategy include: LowCVP Roadmaps, Transport Energy Task Force, Carbon Budget, National Air Quality action plan and…

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Tags: DfT, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, energy security, energy infrastructure, sustainability, air quality, carbon emissions, 2030 targets, thom koller

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On your marks: DfT prepare ADBA for RTFO amendment

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DfT’s amendment to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) is expected at the end of July, just weeks away. The consultation will remain open for responses for six weeks. Here is what we know, or have received indication of, so far. The intention of the new legislation is…

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Tags: DfT, RTFO, consultation, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane, renewable financial incentives, iLUC, 7% crop cap, development fuels, thom koller

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ADBA promotes AD for heat and transport in Parliament

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The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Select Committee is investigating the 2020 targets of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government, with a 12% renewable generation from the heat sector and 10% of transport. Our response comments on the progress made to date, the challenges the UK faces and potential…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Will the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport?

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To meet the 2020 target of a 15% reduction in energy consumption the UK government has proposed that 12% of the heat sector will be from renewable sources and 10% of transport. The Energy and Climate Change Committee is looking into the challenges and potential solutions required to meet these targets. Our response communicates…

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Tags: ECC committee, renewable energy directive, heat, transport, Renewable Energy Targets, European Commission, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, DECC, DfT, thom koller

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Revving up biomethane for transport

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Last week I attended LowCVP’s Fuel Working Group to discuss biomethane for transport. The decarbonisation of the transport sector is progressing at a very slow pace, underscoring the big opportunities for biomethane. There were several presentations and discussions of interest to members: DfT on the upcoming consultation for…

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Tags: Transport Working Group, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, RTFO, DfT, Department for Transport, LowCVP, HGV, biofrontiers, biomethane, advanced biofuel, European Commission, iLUC, 7% cap

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Biomethane in Transport: help shape DfT assumptions

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Last week I represented ADBA at a workshop held by the DfT on future changes to renewable transport support, as previewed in my blog here.                                                  …

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Tags: DfT, transport, biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, HGVs, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane in transport, Matt Hindle

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