Factsheet: Biofuel quota

Biofuel quota

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (biofuel quota)
A quota system for biofuels is in place in the United Kingdom since 2007. Fuel suppliers for transport are obliged to satisfy a specified quota amount of biofuels in the total supplied fuel. There is a certificate system (RTFC) for providing proof of compliance. In case the supplier does not own sufficient certificates, it will need to pay a penalty fee (“buy-out price”) to the Authority. In December 2011 the RTFO order was amended to implement the sustainability criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive.
Increase the share of biofuels in the transport sector

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Responsible Authority: 
Department for Transport


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Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: