Liquid Gas Ireland (LGI) has welcomed the opportunity to respond to the Department of Transport's consultation on the draft Renewable Transport Fuel Policy Statement 2023-2025 published in March 2023. The policy sets out the pathway for delivery of biofuel targets in Ireland's Climate Action Plan for the transport sector to deliver a significant reduction in CO2 emissions over the coming decade.
LGI fully supports the Department's policy measure, via the Biofuels Obligation Scheme, to increase the share of renewable energy in the transport sector and to contribute to th reduction of Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions. In recognising the opportunities that LPG, BioLPG, and rDME have to offer in this regard, the association is calling for:
- The prioritisation of biofuel support for hard to electrify machinery.
- Consideration to be given to enhance Ireland's ability to develop and produce renewable fuels like BioLPG and rDME at the scale required to meet demand for non-road mobile machinery.
- The facilitation of funding for research and development to support future domestic production of renewable fuels.
- The biofuel obligation rate for Ireland to align with EU requirements to allow time for development of advanced feedstock and the successful delivery of these fuels to market.
You can read the full response here.