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232 million tonnes of waste sourced biofuels in RTFO year two

Around 232 million litres of biofuel were sourced from waste and by-products in the second year of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), according to the Renewable Fuels Agency’s (RFA) year-end report.

The Year Two of the RTFO report said that in the second year of the obligation, refiners and importers of fossil fuels surpassed the requirement to supply 3.25% by volume of UK road transport fuel from renewable sources, reaching 3.33%

According to the report, an additional 75 million litres of sustainable biofuels were provided from waste sources, including used cooking oil and municipal solid waste.

RFA chief executive Nick Goodall told MRW that used cooking oil represented the seventh largest feedstock overall in the second year of the RTFO.

He said: “It is a highly popular waste, it scores very highly on sustainability characteristics and is a good example of how we’re using something for a secondary use.”

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