We are committed to working with industry and other trade associations to bring an alternative liquid fuel to market in a timeframe that exceeds the Paris Agreement and government net zero targets, providing consumers with a drop in fuel replacement to heating oil that continues to provide the efficient fuel they currently enjoy at an upfront and ongoing cost, that is cheaper than other technologies especially for those in older and rural properties.
Together with trade association OFTEC, UKIFDA has launched the Future Ready Fuel website to inform customers about renewable liquid fuel, to make them aware there is a realistic low carbon alternative to heating oil, and that our industry is working hard to make this happen. Together with industry partners across the UK and Republic of Ireland we are working together on a renewable liquid heating fuel field trial in the UK.
We are using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as the renewable fuel. This fuel has been independently verified and certified to be sustainable and derived from waste streams and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) has established on a CO2e per kWh basis a near 90% reduction in carbon emissions compared to traditional heating oil.
UKIFDA has also provided more information about renewable liquid fuels and how you can create a decarbonisation plan for your home. Click here to read more.