Guidance

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) guidance: year 11

Provides support for fuel suppliers, independent verifiers and others involved in the supply of biofuels for road transport.

Documents

RTFO guidance part 1: process guidance year 11

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RTFO guidance part 2: carbon and sustainability guidance year 11

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RTFO guidance part 3: guidance for verifiers year 11

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Carbon intensity templates and data year 11

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Table of voluntary schemes year 11

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List of feedstocks include wastes and residues year 11

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Process guidance renewable fuels list year 11

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UK land use evidence sources year 11

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Codes of use when uploading CSV data files to the RTFO operating system and carbon calculator year 11

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Details

This Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) guidance is for fuel suppliers, independent verifiers and others involved in the supply of biofuels in the UK (but not those reporting under the Motor Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations, for which separate guidance has been issued).

The RTFO guidance is in 3 main parts.

Part 1: process guidance

Part 1 provides information on how fossil fuel and renewable transport fuel suppliers should comply with the RTFO Order and practical instructions on how to submit the required information. It provides information about:

  • the obligations that the RTFO Order puts on certain fuel suppliers
  • applying for and maintaining an account with the RTFO administrator
  • applying for Renewable Transport Fuels Certificates (RTFCs)
  • penalties for non-compliance

Part 2: carbon and sustainability guidance

Part 2 provides assistance on carbon and sustainability reporting for fossil and renewable transport fuel suppliers applying for RTFCs. It provides information about:

  • reporting data
  • demonstrating compliance with greenhouse gas and land use
  • mass balance rules
  • wastes and residues
  • regional emissions from biofuels cultivation

The biofuels carbon calculator allows fuel suppliers to calculate the carbon saved on a batch of fuels for data between 15 April 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Part 3: guidance for verifiers

Carbon and sustainability data must be independently verified before RTFCs are awarded. Part 3 provides information about:

  • the purpose and requirements of verification
  • planning and risk assessment
  • developing an assurance strategy
  • reporting and assurance statements

Year 10 guidance is still available.

Published 28 March 2018
Last updated 1 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. List of feedstocks include wastes and residues year 11 documentation amended to include additional information on making fuel with CO2 and water.
  2. First published.