Trade body launched by green fuel firms

A new trade body has been launched by twelve companies with the aim of driving uptake of low carbon fuels, including bioethanol, biomethane and biodiesel.

On 26 August, Business Green reported that the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA) had been launched for producers and suppliers of greener transport fuels. Founders include Associated British Foods, ABSL, Alco, Argent Energy, Calor, CNG Fuels, Ensus UK, Gasrec, Greenergy, Nova Pangea, Olleco, and Veolcys.

The RTFA will work to support rapid action to decarbonise transport through the uptake of low carbon fuels, citing fuel switching as one of the most cost effective and fastest ways to tackle climate change, adding that the role of fuels in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is often overlooked. It has pledged to “be the voice” of UK companies that produce and supply such fuels that can make a difference to the environment.

Business Green