Biofuels: Vegetable Oils

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 30 May 2023.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using hydrotreated vegetable oil as a fuel source for households in off-gas-grid areas.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Government expects heat pumps will be the primary technology for decarbonising off-grid buildings. The Government recognises that not all off-grid properties will be suitable for a heat pump and there will be a role for alternative low carbon technologies where heat pumps cannot be used.

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