Biomethane ‘Well Placed’ To Meet Higher Renewables Targets
The Department for Transport (DfT) has proposed that targets for renewable fuel supplies be increased to 2020, maintaining this new level until 2030 in order to provide industry with long-term policy stability.
This announcement has been welcomed by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) following its consultation on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. Biomethane was declared as now being in the perfect position to meet increased targets for renewables.
The proposed reforms will mean fuel suppliers will have to provide 9.75 per cent of all fuels from renewable sources by the year 2020. This will then increase by 12.4 per cent of all fuels come the year 2030.
The UK anaerobic digestion industry has enough capacity even now to produce sufficient biomethane to power 80 per cent of the country’s entire bus fleet. It also has the potential to produce enough to power 75 per cent of all heavy goods vehicles as well.
Chief executive of the ADBA Charlotte Morton commented: “As a low-carbon, low-cost, and technology-ready transport fuel that can deliver £2.1 billion in CO2 savings per year and dramatically improve air quality, biomethane is perfectly positioned to play a leading role in helping fuel suppliers to meet these increased targets.”
Back in July, the ADBA revealed that anaerobic digestion now provides more to more than one million homes here in the UK, with capacity climbing by 18 per cent between 2015 and 2016… all of which suggests that we really are making traction where renewables are concerned in this country.
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