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Detail

Area
United Kingdom
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/04/2018
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Introduced a number of changes in the country\'s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, including higher mandatory blending rates, a lower cap on crop-based biofuels, and support for the production of sustainable renewable aviation fuel.
Notes
On 15 April, a number of changes in the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) have come into effect. Transport fuel manufacturers will be required to guarantee biofuel blending rates of at least 9.75 percent and 12.4 percent in, respectively, 2020 and 2032 – compared to the present target of 4.75 percent. At the same time, the new legislation establishes a 4 percent cap on the contribution of crop-based (or ‘first generation’) biofuels until 2021, after which thresholds of 3 percent and 2 percent will apply in, respectively, 2026 and 2032. RFTO will also, for the first time, support and reward the production of sustainable renewable aviation fuel.