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Green with envy for new number plates for clean vehicles

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The Department for Transport will soon launch a consultation to ask for views on how to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles such as those fuelled with biomethane. You can find further details about this here. Clean cars, vans, and taxis could be equipped with green number plates under new…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, DfT, Department for Transport, consultation, road to zero, zero emissions, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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UK transport policy ready for REDII

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As we have discussed in previous blogs the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) has been provisionally agreed following the triologue negotiations between the different European Union institutions. For our overview of the incoming changes you can click here.   Key elements of the provisional agreement The provisions of the new…

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Biomethane and HM Treasury’s fuel duty differential

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Following the publication by the Department for Transport of the Road to Zero Strategy, government is now underway on a follow-up piece of work on natural gas and biomethane as vehicle fuels. Additional work is required to meet the Strategy's aim of reducing HGV greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025. …

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Still a week to apply to the £48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme

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The Department for Transport is inviting applications to its Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, with the deadline for applications extended to Monday 16th July 2018. ULEB is intended to be a more ambitious scheme, with qualifying buses producing at least 30% less GHG emissions than a conventional Euro VI bus and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, uleb, LowCVP, Department for Transport, thom koller

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£48 million Ultra-Low Emission Bus (ULEB) Scheme extended to 16 July

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Following requests from a number of applicants to the Ultra Low Emisison Bus (ULEB) Scheme, the Department for Transport has extended the deadline for applications to Monday 16th July 2018. To all interested parties, please see the updated grant funding calculator which corrects an error relating to the maximum distance of…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, uleb, HGVs, Department for Transport, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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Liquid biomethane project wins government funding

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As part of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C), which was launched in April 2017 to encourage private sector investment in the development of advanced fuel production facilities in the UK, seven industry-led projects have won a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced…

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Tags: future fuels for flight and freight competition, transport, Department for Transport, DfT, jesse norman mp, biofuels, biomethane, liquid biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, thom koller

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Biomethane for transport market shifts up a gear

There have been encouraging signs for the biomethane transport sector in recent months and investment interest in the sector is growing. In the UK, the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 came into force on 15th April 2018, extending the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to 2032, raising the percentage…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, DfT, Department for Transport, biomethane vehicles, biomethane as a transport fuel, renewable transport fuel obligation, RTFO, thom koller

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Transport is now the largest emitting sector in the UK, according to the latest government data. It has therefore become imperative for government to refocus its efforts on decarbonising this sector, which has seen its emissions stay virtually the same since 1990, as my blog yesterday outlined. Biomethane can…

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

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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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