Clearfleau calls for UK government to include biomethane in Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO)

By Bioenergy Insight.

Biomethane must be included in the UK government’s Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO), according to Clearfleau.

An article on the anaerobic digestion specialist’s website argues that bioenergy has a “key” role to play in the further decarbonisation of the UK’s food and beverage sector. It calls for the previously “non-committal” government to provide greater support for the use of onsite bioenergy plants to improve resource use and boost low-carbon manufacturing.

“Extracting value from unwanted residues and decentralised energy supplies should be part of the UK’s industrial strategy and the “clean growth plan” due to be published in the autumn,” the article from Clearfleau states.

“This should include helping SMEs with incentives for on-site energy and funding projects that showcase British technology.”

Pointing out that the food industry is already aware of the need to improve resource use and its impact on the environment, the article claims that the next step is to replace the fossil fuels used in distribution from farm to factory to customer.