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Calls for Renewable Liquid Fuels to be considered as part of government’s new approach to net zero

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak set out the government’s new approach to net zero, the key announcements included: Existing plans to ban the installation of oil and LPG boilers, and new coal heating, in off-grid homes will be delayed from 2026 to 2035 There will be an exemption to the phasing out of fossil fuel boilers, […]

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OFTEC and UKIFDA launch “Be Winter Wise” campaign

With unpredictable weather and the continuing cost of living pressures, the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) and Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) have launched their Be Winter Wise campaign – a five-point plan to help heating oil users plan ahead for winter 2023-2024. The campaign aims to provide guidance for the 1.7m off gas grid households, […]

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OFTEC and UKFIDA respond to George Eustice MP’s claim that ban on oil boilers is like Ulez for rural communities

Paul Rose, Chief Executive of OFTEC, and Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UKIFDA, have responded to Tory MP George Eustice’s article in the Telegraph about decarbonising off-grid homes. In the article, the former environment secretary compared the proposed bans on new oil boilers to the Ulez in London, writing: “Rural communities are about to have […]

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Industry is “ready and waiting to roll out renewable liquid fuels”

Following a successful two-year demonstration project, the backing of consumers and growing support from rural MPs, the renewable liquid fuel heating industry is primed and ready to deliver a wider nationwide rollout of its low carbon solution for off-grid properties. That was the message from OFTEC’s annual conference, held in Tewkesbury on 29 June 2023, which […]

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OFTEC reaffirms industry commitment to sustainable bioliquids through publication of PAS 5420

OFTEC has secured publication of a new Publicly Available Specification (PAS 5420) to assure the sustainability of renewable liquid fuels such as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as part of its commitment to offer low carbon heating solutions for off-gas grid buildings. The specification sets out: That currently available renewable liquid fuels for use in fixed […]

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