Biofuel stakeholder engagement

From the outset, stakeholder engagement has been at the core of the planning and implementation of the RTFO with fuel suppliers, trade bodies, NGOs and other involved parties actively involved to ensure delivery runs as smoothly as possible. We run a programme of regular stakeholder events and publish a monthly newsletter with updates on important developments.


Stakeholder newsletter

Low Carbon Fuels publishes a regular bulletin to keep its stakeholders up to date on developments:

Contact details

The general email address for the biofuels team is

For general queries relating to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) please email

For technical queries relating to the administration of the RTFO please email

For technical queries on carbon and sustainability reporting under the RTFO please email

The postal address is:
Low Carbon Fuels
Zone 1/32
Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street

The DfT switchboard can be reached on 0300 330 3000.

RTFO Expert Advisory Group

The RTFO Expert Advisory Group was established to inform the operation and implementation of the Order. It provides technical advice, input and expertise on issues around carbon and sustainability of biofuels for road transport. This input primarily focuses on:

  • The administrator’s Carbon & Sustainability Technical Guidance which companies report against on a monthly basis
  • Reporting on the social, environmental and economic impacts of the RTFO

Material discussed by the RTFO EAG is published in the events section.

Renewable Energy Directive (RED) Stakeholder Advisory Group

The RED Stakeholder Advisory Group, along with other interested parties and delivery agents, has helped to inform the Department on issues such as:

  • The transposition of the RED in the most effective and sustainable way (including data provision for impact assessment purposes). Also on the interaction between the RED and the FQD, and how to input into the EU comitology process.
  • Development of the transport content of a UK National Action Plan by June 2010, including an indicative trajectory for the UK share of energy from renewable sources by 2020.
  • Future debate with the European Commission, regarding the development of additional biofuel sustainability criteria, including further consultation on potential indirect land use change methodologies.

Material discussed by the RED SAG is published in the events section. More about RED SAG.