Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2016 to Question 33421, what assessment his Department has made of how much renewable fuel has been supplied by each supplier relative to their obligation.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) is a certificate trading scheme. The obligation is met by redeeming certificates. Certificates redeemed can be issued to an obligated supplier who supplies sustainable renewable fuel, purchased by obligated suppliers from other suppliers of renewable fuel and/or carried over from the previous obligation year.

The Department publishes regular statistics on the supply of fuel under the RTFO which are published at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/biofuels-statistics

Report 6 for each year includes data on the performance against obligation by suppliers. The report 6 data from obligation year 7 (2014/15) shows that 1,671 million litres of renewable fuel was supplied, which is 3.29% of total fuel reported under the RTFO. In 2014/15 each supplier met 100 per cent of their obligation through redeeming certificates.

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