The RFA closes on 31/03/11. This website will not be updated after this date. Information on the RTFO published from 01/04/11 will be found on the Department for Transport’s website at http://dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/biofuels/
Version 4 of our C&S guidance comes into effect from 15 April 2011 for the reporting year 2011/12 until RED implementation, at which point new guidance will be published. The guidance for 2011/12 is intended to be 'RED-ready'.
This contains an explanation of carbon and sustainability reporting under the RTFO; lists of sustainability standards that have been benchmarked against the RTFO sustainability principles; and default values for the carbon emissions of fuel from different countries and feedstocks. Details of standards benchmarks are available in our Detailed Benchmarks document. Unless you are looking for specific guidance on reporting with real data, detailed explanations of default fuel chains or guidance on verification of data, this is probably the place to look.
Part two contains detailed explanations of the full lifecycle analysis of the default carbon values and instructions on using real data to adjust default carbon savings values. It is accompanied by the detailed carbon intensity data and carbon intensity templates.
For information on RED carbon defaults regarding fuel chains which cannot be replicated, please refer to this document.
We also publish guidance for verifiers which can be found below. This has been updated for Year Three and Year Four.
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011