UK biofuels usage falls short of target

A new report by the government's Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) has claimed the UK is falling short of its biofuels target, stated the Financial Times.

Biofuels made up just 2.14 per cent of the country's road fuel against a target of 2.5 per cent in the month from April 15th to May 14th.

Although 86 per cent of the supply was made up from biodiesel and the remaining four per cent from ethanol, only eight per cent of the feedstock that was used to create the alternative fuel was grown in Britain.

Nick Goodall, the chief executive of the new RFA, said: "The RFA is pleased to be able to make this first set of data available. We will continue to publish information as soon as we are able, and will be reporting company performance figures in our October quarterly report." suggested that the RFA was unsure about what type of land was being used to produce the UK's biofuels and reported that for over 40 per cent of the country's supply it was unaware of the country of origin.

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