The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) will come into effect on 15 April 2008. Under the RTFO, transport fuel suppliers will be required to demonstrate that an increasing percentage of total UK road transport fuel sales is made up of biofuels or other renewable transport fuels. The level of the RTFO rises from 2.5 per cent. in 2008-09 to 5 per cent. in 2010-11. The Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) will report regularly on the progress that is being made towards these targets, as well as on the carbon savings and sustainability impacts of the policy. Further details are available via the RFA's website at:
No target for UK biofuel sales has yet been set for 2020. The level of any target will depend on the outcome of negotiations on the proposed renewable energy directive, issued in draft by the European Commission on 23 January 2008.