Guide

Biofuel for transport

Introduction

Road transport is a significant source of Northern Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions. Using biofuels for transport can help your business reduce vehicle emissions and control costs. The two types of biofuel most used are biodiesel and bioethanol. The use of biogas, another type of biofuel, is currently limited within the UK.

Biofuels come in various blends and may require your vehicle engine to be modified. If you want to produce your own biofuel you may need a pollution prevention and control permit or waste management licence.

This guide explains the different types of biofuel available to businesses in Northern Ireland and where you can buy them. It also covers the legal requirements for businesses that produce, store and use biofuels.