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ADBA respond to DfT consultation on derogations for Light Commercial Vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) is consulting on proposals to allow category B (car) licence holders to drive a slightly heavier vehicle, if it is powered by a low emission technology, by offsetting the additional weight of the powertrain. This will help compensate for lost payload capacity due to…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane as a transport fuel, Department for Transport, DfT, lcv, emiliano lewis

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DfT consult on draft guidance for RTFO Order and GHG Regulations

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Following the publication of their response to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) on the 14th September, the Department for Transport (Dft) is now seeking views on draft updated guidance for the RTFO Order (Parts 1-3, covering process, carbon and sustainability, and guidance for verifiers) and on a new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, UK AD & Biogas, RTFO, Department for Transport, sustainable transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, emiliano lewis, biomethane

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ADBA introductory guide to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO)

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Following the recent government response to the consultaiton on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) ADBA has written a brief introductory guide to the scheme. In this guide for ADBA members we outline what the RTFO is and how operators can get it. We set out: What the current obligation…

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Tags: biomethane, anaerobic digestion, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, RTFO, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, biomethane vehicles, adba introductory guide to the rtfo

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PRESS RELEASE: Biomethane perfectly positioned to meet new renewable fuel targets – ADBA

The UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) response to its consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), declaring biomethane to be ‘perfectly positioned’ to meet increased targets for renewable fuels. DfT’s…

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Tags: Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, RTFO, transport, Department for Transport, renewable fuel, carbon budgets, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

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Latest news in biomethane for transport

Below we set out recent news on use of biomethane as transport fuel. Interested in transport? Be sure to attend UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 for more expert discussion and insights. The Biomethane for Transport session on 5th July 15.00-15.55 will debate the role of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, Department for Transport, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, consultations, future fuels for flight and freight competition, RTFO, thom koller

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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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ADBA set out how to incentivise cleaner fuels for transport

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a consultation on changes to vehicle weights and dimensions to incentivise cleaner fuel technologies. The proposals set out 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…

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

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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 causes low commotion in DfT transport energy strategy

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The Department for Transport is undertaking a review of transport energy strategy – you may recall my blog from May where I set out the broad ambitions of this project. Since then things have progressed and with the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) soon to be consulted on this work…

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Tags: Department for Transport, transport energy strategy, anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, RTFO, consultation, GHG emissions, air quality, energy security, sustainability, uk plc, thom koller, Transport Working Group

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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 EU transport policy beyond 2020

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Later this year the European Commission (EC) will review its sustainability policy and update the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC), with implications for policies to support biomethane in transport.  This is part of the European Union’s general decarbonisation strategy. For the comprehensive review the Directorate-General for Energy of…

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Tags: biomethane, biogas, anaerobic digestion, food waste, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane as a transport fuel, transport, Department for Transport, European Commission

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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 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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