Energy: Biodiesel

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to develop the use of biodiesel made from waste food products.

Photo of Baroness Kramer Baroness Kramer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Government amended the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in December 2011 to provide extra support to waste-derived biofuels through the award of two Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) per litre of waste-derived biofuel.

We are assessing the available data and other evidence regarding the impact of these and other changes made to the RTFO in a post implementation review. We published a draft version of that review on 16 December for consultation with industry, this is available at: The final review to be published in the spring will inform decisions on what, if any, changes are necessary to the RTFO to support the use of biofuels made from waste products.

The Department for Transport also published a call for evidence on Advanced Fuels on 12 December, this is available at:

The call for evidence seeks views on what is needed to develop the use of advanced fuels in different transport sectors, including potentially advanced fuels derived from waste.

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