Novel Low Carbon Transport Fuels and the RTFO

Scoping paper for the UK Department for Transport

Published: 12/05/2015

A number of different types of ‘novel low carbon transport fuels’ are in development and nearing the stage where they may enter the market. Many of these fuels have the potential to deliver high carbon savings without using any land, thereby avoiding both direct and indirect land use change as well as impacts on food or feed prices.

This scoping paper by Ecofys and E4tech presents a classification framework for various types of transport fuels, and assessed the potential sustainability risks and practical implications of widening the scope of the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) to encompass ‘novel low carbon transport fuels’ other than biofuels.

Find the full report available for download at the UK Department for Transport: gov.uk

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