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Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme attracts more suppliers
The Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), set up by Zemo Partnership (formerly Low CVP Partnership), is steadily attracting more fuel suppliers, with a total of 14 now approved.
Offering HGV operators reliable information about the greenhouse gas (GHG) and wider sustainability performance of renewable fuels supplied in the UK, RFAS is open to companies supplying sustainable low carbon fuels used in road vehicles and non-road mobile machinery, including biofuels and renewable hydrogen.
The scheme was set up following a study that found that an important barrier to uptake was the need for HGV fleet operators to have more clarity and visibility of the environmental credentials of renewable fuels.
RFAS approves companies supplying sustainable low carbon fuels on the basis of meeting three performance criteria, with evidence verified by an independent auditor.
Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK, said: “Following the government’s confirmation that the sale of new petrol and diesel vans will end in 2030, the electrification of the LCV segment of the commercial fleet is now underway. However, decarbonising the heavier end is proving more challenging, and some conventional HGVs will be on the road for the next two decades or more.
“This scheme from Zemo Partnership helps inform the decisions of fleet operators, enabling them to cut the greenhouse gas emissions of their HGVs with confidence, by offering robust information on the credentials of low carbon fuels. The use of renewable fuels is an important and significant step towards the ultimate objective of achieving net zero by 2050.”
Published On: 03/03/2022 16:00:16