Research and analysis

Future fuels for flight and freight competition: feasibility study

Report from a study conducted to help government set up a competition to develop and deploy UK advanced fuel production facilities.


Future fuels for flight and freight competition: feasibility study

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An independent feasibility study has been carried out to provide government with sufficient information to develop, design, launch and manage an advanced fuels competition. The intention of the competition is to reduce emissions from the difficult-to-decarbonise aviation and HGV sectors. The competition will lead to the establishment of advanced fuel production facilities.

The aims of the competition are:

  • to increase domestic production of advanced low carbon fuels capable of tackling emissions from the hard-to-decarbonise aviation and HGV sectors in pursuit of long-term UK decarbonisation targets
  • to stimulate investment and create jobs through the development of a prosperous domestic industry

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that it would make £20 million of funding available for a future fuels for flight and freight competition on 23 November 2016 as part of the Autumn Statement.

This funding will help leverage significant private sector investment and support the development of demonstration level advanced fuel production facilities in the UK.

Interested applicants can find out more and apply on the competition’s external delivery partners website.

Published 28 August 2017