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Biomethane to Grid Working Group Summary

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ADBA's Biomethane to Grid Working Group met in London on 25 March. The group started with a discussion on "technical issues" including the upcoming CV measurement consultation and propane enrichment. We are still waiting for an update from Ofgem on the CV measurement consultation - although the consultation is being…

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Tags: biomethane to grid working group, Ofgem, gas distribution network, RHI, RHI degression, rhi tariff guarantees, DECC, biomethane, biomethane in transport, biomethane injection, transport energy task force, ricardo aea, DfT, RTFO, will bushby, anaerobic digestion

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New Draft RTFO Amendment

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The draft RTFO (Amendment) Order 2015 was laid before Parliament on 14 January and can be found by clicking here. The key features of the amendment are as follows: The definition of "notional volume" has been amended so that, where the volume includes a fraction of a litre, it is to be…

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Tags: RTFO, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane, DfT, will bushby

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Members’ views needed to direct future transport policy

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As per my previous blog in December, the DfT has set up several working groups in an attempt to identify options for meeting the RED renewable transport fuel target for 2020 and looking beyond to 2030. The working groups are due to report back to the high level group in February, in…

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Tags: DfT, biomethane in transport, RTFO, sustainability, biofuels, low carbon fuel, HGV, GHG emissions, will bushby, transport energy task force

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DfT study into biomethane for transport

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On Wednesday I attended a workshop on a study the DfT has commissioned to see what potential exists to increase the use of biomethane as a road transport fuel by 2020. The study follows on from work which the DfT commissioned to complete last year looking at the use of waste…

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Transport Energy Task Force - Help us direct future DfT policy

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To help the current and future Government identify options for meeting the RED renewable transport fuel target for 2020 and looking beyond to 2030 the DfT has set up the Transport Energy Task Force. The Task Force is organised into a high-level group and five working groups, of which ADBA are taking…

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Government response to consultation on amendments to the RTFO

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Earlier this year the Department for Transport published a consultation seeking views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Today it launched the Government's response, which can be found by clicking here. Following the consultation the Department is now preparing to bring forward legislation…

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Tags: RTFO, DfT, will bushby, consultation, low carbon fuel

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RTFO consultation provides possible boost for biomethane

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Further to a recent call for evidence on advanced fuels, the Department for Transport has today published a consultation seeking views on a number of changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Among other things, this includes a proposal to support gaseous fuels on the basis of their energy…

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Tags: biomethane, Department for Transport, DfT, gas vehicles, Matt Hindle, transport

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ADBA calls for greater support for gas vehicles to tackle air quality

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ADBA’s response to a parliamentary inquiry into poor air quality has called for action by government to boost the biomethane and gas vehicle sector, which can make a significant contribution to cutting air pollution from road transport particularly from HGVs. Citing case studies which demonstrated that changing HGVs from…

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Tags: air pollution, air quality, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, HGV, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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ADBA members urge DfT to look to gas/biomethane to address air quality

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Attendees at our recent Transport Working Group meeting urged the Department for Transport (DfT) to extend their focus beyond simply CO2 savings when assessing the benefits of different vehicle sectors, in the context of the recent Public Health report which demonstrated that long term exposure to air pollution was responsible…

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Tags: air pollution, biomethane in transport, Department for Transport, DfT, gas buses, Jordan Marshall, OLEV, RTFO

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Inquiry into air quality opens

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A parliamentary select committee inquiry into air quality has been launched, to examine what action has been taken to tackle poor air quality in the last three years, and what further measures can be taken including ‘new environmental technologies’. We will use this opportunity to suggest that government can do…

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Tags: air quality, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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Amendment to RTFO & £4m funding boost announced for gas refuelling infrastructure

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Welcome news has arrived for the transport sector this week, with £4m committed to delivering gas refuelling infrastructure and a change to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) which will lead to better incentivisation of the direct use of biomethane in transport. Both of these developments are explained further below. …

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, gas vehicles, HGV Gas Strategy, Jordan Marshall, Low Emission HGV Task Force, refuelling infrastructure

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DfT ask for feedback on gaseous fuels research

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The Department for Transport have asked for feedback and comments on a draft final report concerning the Gaseous Fuels research from Ricardo-AEA. They are currently reviewing the report and collating comments for the contractors before the final version is produced, and have said they are keen to get input from…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane in transport, DfT, Jordan Marshall, Matt Hindle, transport

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European bodies agree transport gas infrastructure plan

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The European Parliament and the Council last week agreed an infrastructure plan for alternative fuels requiring Member States to establish publicly available CNG and LNG stations within certain distances. The compromise agreement does not live up to the Commission’s initial ambition: all specific targets have been removed and the…

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Tags: biomethane, biomethane vehicles, DfT, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, Matt Hindle, transport

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DfT publish industry recommendations to boost gas vehicle market

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has today published recommendations to support the biomethane and gas vehicle market, agreed by the Low Emission HGV Task Force group which ADBA sat on. Included within the recommendations are: Reviewing the case for allowing recognition for the certified use of biomethane as a transport…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane certification, CNG, DfT, gas vehicle, Jordan Marshall, LNG, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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DfT outlines key recommendations to drive HGV gas sector

ADBA PRESS RELEASE Recommendations that will boost the use of gas in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) were today published [13 Mar] by the Department for Transport (DfT), following approval by the DfT’s Low Emission HGV Task Force working group which ADBA sat on. The recommendations include: Reviewing the case…

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Tags: biomethane, Charlotte Morton, DfT, HGVs, Low emissions HGV task force, RTFO, transport fuel

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