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Biofuels: Exports

Transport written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on research into Britain's capacity to export biofuel overseas in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

holding answer 3 May 2011

The Department for Transport has not undertaken research specifically looking at Britain's capacity to export biofuel overseas.

The Renewable Fuels Agency's (RFA) annual reports include a section on the effects of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in the UK, including impacts of the RTFO on UK business. The RFA annual reports can be found at:

http://www.renewablefuelsagency.gov.uk/rtfo

In addition, as part of their Renewable Energy Statistics work, Department for Energy and Climate Change completed research in July 2010 on the UK Production of Biofuels for Transport in 2009. This covered UK production capacity and biofuels end markets.

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