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RTFO consultation: last chance to have your say

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DfT is consulting on changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The consultation proposes to raise the renewable fuel volume obligation on fuel suppliers from 4.75% to 9.75% by 2020, maintain this trajectory to 2030, and introduce a new 'development fuel' sub target obligation - all of which is intended to stimulate…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, consultations, DfT, RTFO, rtfo workshop, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane in transport, Transport Working Group, thom koller, GHG emissions, sustainable transport

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DfT revise RTFO approach to biomethane - use of gas grid now permitted

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The Department for Transport has confirmed their revised approach to Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) eligibility. Subject to some conditions AD operators are now able to receive support under the RTFO for biomethane injected on to the gas grid where this is subsequently drawn from the grid and then used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, consultation, RTFO, DfT, biomethane as a transport fuel, biomethane vehicles, thom koller

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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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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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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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Leaving the EU: implications on UK energy policy

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The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC) is exploring the implications for UK energy policy of leaving the European Union. The aim of the inquiry is to understand the implications of the UK’s departure from the EU on UK energy policy, and determine which policy areas will…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, FIT, renewable financial incentives, ECC committee, consultation, European Union, brexit, food waste operators, crop operators, energy trilemma, biomethane in transport, RTFO, renewable heat, Climate Change Act, renewable energy directive, thom koller

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Select Committee report demonstrates need for green gas

The Energy and Climate Change Committee have today published a report on 2020 renewable heat and transport targets, which says that  on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets. The committee has drawn particular attention to the important role of biomethane in meeting the…

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Tags: ECC committee, beis, RHI, biomethane, Renewable Heat Incentive, renewable heat target, RTFO, transport, biomethane in transport, renewable financial incentives, financial incentives, anaerobic digestion, biogas, 2020 target, Matt Hindle

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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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EC drives home low carbon transport

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Yesterday the European Commission (EC) published proposals on how Member States are to achieve the EU’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, relative to 2005 levels – an important step towards the binding target across the bloc to reduce emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, relative…

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Tags: European Commission, biomethane, biomethane as a transport fuel, GHG emissions, zero emissions, brexit, efficiency, HGVs, RTFO, food waste operators, crop operators

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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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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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Welcome to the latest issue of AD & Bioresources News: Issue 30, February 2016

“UK has the opportunity to lead on emissions reduction” and “Realising the value of digestate” Our introduction to this issue of AD & Bioresources News (page 3) is written by Matthew Bell, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change. Matthew was pleased with the level of…

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Tags: RTFO, DECC, RHI, biogas, anaerobic digestion, FIT, Charlotte Morton, Defra, digestate, UK AD & Biogas, R&D, Wrap, policy, news, ADBA news

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ADBA to attend transport meeting next week

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Next week I will be representing ADBA members in a workshop hosted by the Department for Transport, looking at their models and assumptions for renewable transport fuels. You can see the department’s initial thoughts by downloading a slide pack here. Those of you who came to our conference…

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Tags: DECC, RHI, biogas, biomethane, DfT, transport, HGVs, RTFO, RED, fqd, Matt Hindle

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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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