RTFO Publication: Response from Nic Dakin MP, Chair of the APPG for British Bioethanol
September 19, 2017
“Whilst the Government has taken some note of the 93% of consultation respondents who raised substantial concerns on behalf of the industry, its employees and the farmers who rely on its continued production, it has fallen short of fully addressing them.
I’m concerned that imposing a low and declining crop cap – the lowest in Europe – upon the British bioethanol industry limits its potential for growth and also restricts the opportunities for UK agriculture at precisely the time that we need to be widening their options.
“Most importantly, it also limits the chance of successfully introducing E10 fuel which the Minister recognises is one of the best ways to tackle transport emissions in the short term. If the Government insists on retaining this low and declining crop cap, it must mandate the introduction of E10 to ensure we challenge climate change and air pollution, and meet our environmental obligations.”
- Nic Dakin MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol