The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on proposals to introduce E10 petrol from 2021, as part of the government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO).
In response to the news, Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, said: “The bulk liquid storage sector plays a critical role in supporting access to traditional and suitable liquid alternatives, as well as in providing the flexibility needed to integrate these alternatives. Our sector already has some insight into what a changing landscape might mean for its infrastructure and is active in many of the areas that will unlock potential and drive success going forward. Ultimately, collaboration and partnership will be key to seize opportunities and enable solutions for change. We therefore look forward to responding to the consultation and to continuing to engage with the Department for Transport on behalf of our sector.”
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The Tank Storage Association (TSA) represents the interests of over 60 member companies engaged in the storage of bulk liquids and the provision of products and services to the sector. Collectively, its members operate over 290 terminals and distribution hubs in the UK and have over 8 million cubic metres of storage capacity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (ROI). TSA’s members provide and support an essential interface between sea, road, rail and pipeline logistics for many different substances including transport and heating fuels, chemicals, animal feed and foodstuffs.
The Tank Storage Association has published a report highlighting the significant role of the sector in supporting and facilitating access to the broad mix of energy solutions that will be necessary to succeed. Enabling the energy transition: the role of the bulk liquid storage sector, can be downloaded here.
The consultation is available here.
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