This page features information on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO). It includes information on the percentage of road fuel supplied in the UK that is made up of renewable fuel and well as information on its sustainability.
Most of the statistics are derived from data held by the RTFO team, which administers the RTFO in the United Kingdom.
This section provides technical information, notes and guidance relating to biofuels.
The RTFO requires suppliers of fossil fuels to ensure that a specified percentage of the road fuels they supply in the UK is made up of renewable fuels. As well as obliging fuel suppliers to meet targets for the volumes of biofuels supplied, the RTFO requires companies to submit reports on the carbon and sustainability of the biofuels.
The information contained in the provisional quarterly reports is based on unverified claims made by suppliers. It should be viewed as indicative rather than definitive. Verified data is published annually and can be found via the links below. Those using these statistics should be aware that while in the majority of cases there is little discrepancy between a company’s provisional and verified data, in some instances the difference has been significant. Further information on provisional data is contained within the reports themselves.
All of the statistics published in this series are Official Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.