Simon Hughes (Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the sales volume was of biofuels made from recycled food waste products in the UK for road fuel in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will estimate the likely sales in 2012-13.
Norman Baker (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Regional and Local Transport), Transport; Lewes, Liberal Democrat)
The Department for Transport administers the RTFO and produces statistics on the supply of biofuel and biogas in the UK by country of origin and feedstock, and reports performance. Data is available at:
In obligation year 2010-11 514 million litres (34%) of biofuel/biogas reported under the RTFO was produced from recycled food waste products. Verified data is not yet available for 2011-12. The latest reported data suggests 494 million litres (50%) of biofuel/biogas reported under the RTFO was produced from recycled food waste products between April 2011 and December 2012. Data for 2012-13 will be available in due course.