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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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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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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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DfT call for evidence: ADBA sets out actions needed to boost biomethane vehicle market

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ADBA last week responded  to a call for evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) which is examining ways of providing more effective government support for advanced fuels, including biomethane. As well as setting out the huge potential benefits that the biomethane and gas vehicle sector can deliver for the…

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Tags: biomethane as a transport fuel, DfT, fuel duty differential, Jordan Marshall, RTFO, separate food waste collections

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DfT push for greater support for biomethane vehicles

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a call for evidence on advanced fuels, which pledges to consider greater support for biomethane vehicles. DfT’s call for evidence also requests information on the technical potential and timescales for deployment for biomethane, as well as other fuels such as hydrogen and…

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Tags: biomethane vehicles, DfT, gas strategy, gas vehicles, HGVs, Jordan Marshall, RTFO

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New DfT minister advocates increased RTFO support to boost biomethane

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Robert Goodwill MP, the new freight minister at the Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined his support for gas and biomethane vehicles, while acknowledging that government recognises that the RTFO does not effectively incentivise the use of biomethane in transport. Speaking at a parliamentary debate on green fuels, Goodwill stated…

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Tags: biomethane in transport, DfT, gas strategy, gas vehicles, Jordan Marshall, Robert Goodwill, RTFO, Transport Working Group

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Biomethane as a transport fuel: where is the infrastructure?

Biogas is not just an excellent source of heat and electricity, upgraded to biomethane it also makes an excellent transport fuel. Biomethane has a similar energy content and chemical composition to natural gas and, according to the Carbon Trust, used as a transport fuel offers greater greenhouse gas savings than…

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Tags: ADBA National Conference 2012, biomethane, Carbon Trust, Charlotte Morton, Coca Cola, LowCVP, Mercedes Benz UK, National Conference, RTFO, sustainable transport, transport fuel

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