Energy: Biofuels

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th September 2011.

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Photo of Lord Corbett of Castle Vale Lord Corbett of Castle Vale Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing financial incentives to encourage the use of bioliquid made from waste cooking oil and kerosene for supplying fuel for domestic heating and hot water.

Photo of Lord Marland Lord Marland The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

We recognise that there are valuable uses of bioliquids in heat generation, including those developed from wastes such as used cooking oil. We stated in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) document published in March this year, that we would consider bioliquids for introduction in 2012.

We are currently considering the evidence including analysis on the costs and supply of sustainable biodiesel, as well as the framework in which sustainability will need to be demonstrated in order to be eligible for the RHI. We will set out our position in the forthcoming consultation on phase 2 of the RHI.

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