DfT looks to upgrade role of renewable fuels in transport

An increase in liquid biofuels and the inclusion of aviation headline a consultation on how to decarbonise the transport sector

DfT is looking to shift away from dependence on crop-based biofuels towards advanced renewable transport fuels based on waste and non-biological sources. Photograph: Zych/123RFA higher renewable fuel target, wider fuel variation and the extension of targets to cover aviation fuel are among government proposals to decarbonise the transport sector.

In a consultation, published on 29 November, the Department for Transport (DfT) examines how the industry can meet a long-term goal for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050 and, more importantly, contribute to meeting the 15% renewable energy target for 2020 in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

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