Tag: OFTEC

Trade associations urge government to back renewable liquid fuel

UKIFDA and OFTEC, the trade associations behind the Future Ready Fuel campaign, are urging the government to back a wider rollout of renewable liquid fuel in off-grid homes. This comes on the one-year anniversary of the first-ever property in the UK to be converted from oil heating to the renewable liquid fuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil […]

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Trials signal success for renewable liquid heating fuel

Early results from UK-wide trials of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil  (HVO) – a renewable alternative to kerosene – suggest that the new liquid fuel works in virtually all existing oil heating systems with only simple modifications, while reducing carbon emissions by almost 90%. Nineteen sites across the country are running HVO in a range of heating […]

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OFTEC champions renewable liquid fuel

OFTEC will champion the crucial role renewable liquid fuels have to play in a net zero future for rural homes at the Conservative Party conference this weekend, following an appearance at Labour’s conference last month. The trade association is hosting a virtual fringe event to engage directly with MPs on future off-grid decarbonisation policy this […]

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Heat decarbonisation policy must be flexible, says OFTEC

Government should embrace a range of solutions to decarbonise heat in future homes with a focus on achieving set emission reduction targets rather than prescribing technologies, says OFTEC in its response to the recent Future Homes Standard consultation. Published by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the first of a two-part consultation […]

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Trade associations combine to create taskforce to tackle carbon emissions

Trade Associations have launched a future vision for liquid fuels ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’ strategy.  OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have combined to detail the steps to be taken toward a transition to 100% biofuel to replace heating oil in 1.5m homes across […]

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