TACKLING TRANSPORT EMISSIONS, SUPPORTING BRITISH AGRICULTURE & ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF E10 IN THE UK
Hosted by the APPG for British Bioethanol
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to this event, hosted in Parliament, featuring a range of exciting and informative speakers on this important and timely topic. All Parliamentarians, advisers and staff are welcome to attend.
The event is hosted by Nic Dakin MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol. You can find out more about the APPG at www.britishbioethanol.com.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday 22nd May, 1.30-2.30pm
VENUE: Committee Room 18, Palace of Westminster
SPEAKERS: Brett Askew, National Farmers Union – The importance of E10 to British farmers
Dr Michael Goldsworthy, National Non-Food Crop Centre – The environmental benefits of E10 for carbon emissions and air quality
Hendrik Lemahieu, Belgian Bioethanol Association – How E10 was successfully introduced in Belgium in 2017 and what the UK can learn
At this event we launch our new consumer campaign BE10%GOOD, which will highlight to the public the case for introducing E10 to UK forecourts and features calls to action for supporting our campaign.
The bioethanol industry supports around 6,000 UK jobs in the North East of England and provides a vital domestic market to thousands of British arable farmers. It produces a low-carbon renewable transport fuel which is blended with petrol to lower emissions, helping to tackle climate change and air quality. It also produces about 1m tonnes of protein-rich animal feed which is sold back to British livestock farmers as a domestic substitute for less sustainable soy imports. The Chairman of the North East Regional Crops Board at NFU will discuss the importance of E10 to the British agriculture sector.
The Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) was passed by Parliament in March and came into law in mid-April this year. The law obligates fuel suppliers to increase the percentage of renewable fuels within transport. E10, a blend of 10% bioethanol with petrol which is used successfully worldwide, is the quickest and most cost-effective way to meet this obligation. Introducing E10 would be the carbon emissions-saving equivalent to removing 700,000 cars from UK roads. The NNFCC will cover the carbon emission and air quality benefits of E10, and the Secretary General of the Belgian Bioethanol Association will give a brief overview of how E10 was introduced into Belgium in 2017.
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We look forward to seeing you on 22nd May. If you cannot attend the event, please feel free to send a member of staff or contact us to arrange a meeting separately to discuss these issues. Please email email@example.com should you require any further information, have any questions, or would like to arrange a meeting.
Please find the flyer for this event here: http://bit.ly/2HJC4Qa