Find out from us how the Government's RTFO Scheme can help you to save money


The future for transport fuel may well be hydrogen and electric. This is great to talk about, but those technologies are simply not viable enough and not green enough if you want to make a real difference right now.

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (a public-private partnership with DfT funding) recently completed a review of the carbon emissions of the different renewable transport fuels. The report concluded that for right now, Biomethane, HVO, Biodiesel and Bioethanol offered the largest savings in carbon. Download report 

Based on these figures (and confirmed by the Government’s BEIS carbon factors), a bus station of 120 buses using biomethane would expect to save 8,000 tonnes of carbon per year as compared to diesel.

Biomethane Supply

We source biomethane from the anaerobic digestion of food waste, grass cuttings, animal manure and sewage treatment. Because these are wastes that would give off CO2 (or even methane) during decomposition, the fuel created has a very low in carbon footprint.

Furthermore, these carbon figures do not take into account the beneficial use of the fertiliser created from anaerobic digestion which is spread on the land and replaces highly carbon-intensive fossil fertiliser.

Our biomethane is cleaned, measured and injected into the gas grid. We then take a matching amount of gas out of the gas grid at the vehicle fuelling station.

The gas is compressed and stored at 300bar, ready to fill vehicles faster than filling up with diesel.

Biomethane Stations

  • We, Decarbonise Fuel Limited supply biomethane using both CNG and LNG stations.
  • We work with the best designers, suppliers and maintenance partners.
  • We, Decarbonise Fuel Limited provide stations on a sale or lease basis.
  • We provide temporary stations or other short-term filling facilities if required.
  • Dependent on the parameters of the site particularly utilities, space available and noise restrictions, we, Decarbonise Fuel Limited provide the correct equipment.

Decarbonise your fuel and actually save money!

The UK Government RTFO Scheme

The UK’s “Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation” scheme (RTFO) is the Government’s tool to encourage the large oil companies to blend more renewable diesel and petrol in with their fossil fuels.

If the right renewable fuels aren’t available or they’re too expensive, the oil companies can buy “Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates” (RTFCs) generated by someone else using renewable fuel in road transport in the UK.  Through this mechanism, it becomes the big oil companies that are “subsidising” you to use biomethane in your vehicles.

Biomethane used for road transport in trucks, buses and vans is a great way to generate RTFC’s since one kg of gas made from food waste generates 3.9 RTFCs.

Because of the global competition for renewable fuels, the value (price) of the RTFCs has been increasing. (Source: STX)

Based on current RTFC prices, this is huge. Including all subsidies and the cost of fuel duty, an indicative comparison to diesel confirms biomethane savings for buses of between 70%-100% per km, refuse collection vehicles 45% per km and 40% for truck and van fleets. A bus fleet of 120 buses saves £1.5m a year on fuel compared to diesel.

Contact us to find out more!