In January 2021 fuel suppliers are required to increase the amount of renewable fuel they use to comply with latest updates to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
The scheme, introduced in 2008 by the UK Government to drive Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) reductions in the transport sector, mandates the adoption of renewable fuels for road vehicles, non-road mobile machinery and — as of 2018 — aircraft.
Transport is the UK’s biggest industry polluter, generating 28% of the UK-wide total in 2019. The RTFO is proving to be a robust scheme for driving sustainability in the transport industry by reducing GHG emissions.
All transport fuel suppliers who provide 450,000 litres or more of petrol, diesel or gas oil must include a percentage of renewable fuels as part of their overall supply or pay per litre to buy out of the scheme.
Each year the RTFO increases the amount of renewable fuel suppliers must include in order to generate bigger carbon savings year on year across the transport industry. These percentage increases play a vital role in enabling the UK is to meet its targets to bring all GHG emissions to net zero by 2050.
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