Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Biofuels for transport further information

Further information

There are several organisations that can provide further information on using and producing biofuel for transport.

The Department for Transport (DfT) is responsible for the transport system in the UK.

DfT: Renewable Transport fuel Obligation (RTFO)

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) represents the UK's renewable energy industry including renewable fuel producers.

Renewable Energy Association: Transport biofuels

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collects and administers direct and indirect taxes and pays and administers benefits, funds and tax credits.

HMRC: Guidance on biofuels regulations

Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation that provides information for businesses on transport issues such as alternative fuels and efficient fleet management.

Energy Saving Trust Scotland: Buying a fuel efficient vehicle tool

Renewable Energy Centre provides information on different types of renewable energy including those used for transport.

Renewable Energy Centre: Biomass and Biofuel information


The Scottish Government is responsible for the transport network and for developing sustainable transport in Scotland.

SEPA: Guidance on the small scale production of Biodiesel

Scottish Government: Biomass Action Plan for Scotland (PDF, 1.65MB)

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) shapes and reviews regulations, produces research and statistics and enforces the law relating to health and safety.

HSE: Hazards of producing biofuels domestically

You can get help to develop a more circular approach to your business activities from a number of business support organisations. This can be in the form of advice and training as well as funding opportunities. 

In Northern Ireland see our page:  Business support organisations  - Northern Ireland

In Scotland see our page: Business support organisations  - Scotland

In this Guideline

What are biofuels?

Where you can buy biofuels

Producing your own biodiesel

Producing your own bioethanol or biogas

Do you need a permit or authorisation to produce biofuel?

Storing and transporting biofuel

Biofuels for transport further information

Biofuels environmental legislation

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