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Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Reviews

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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235. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the review by his Department of the supply of renewable transport fuels in Ireland, such as biofuels, advanced biofuels, e-fuels, synthetic fuels, green hydrogen and biogas will be completed. [7603/22]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The Climate Action Plan 2021 sets out the commitment to carry out a review of the supply of renewable transport fuels in Ireland, such as biofuels, advanced biofuels, e-fuels, synthetic fuels, green hydrogen and biogas.

My Department is currently finalising the proposal for this research study.

The study will examine the availability and sustainability of biofuels and renewable transport fuels, from indigenous and international sources. It will give due regard to domestic obligations under the Climate Action Plan 2021 to increase biofuels in land transport to 2030, and to the future obligations on the sustainability and the use of renewable transport fuels under the EU's "Fit for 55" climate proposals, for road transport as well as for aviation and maritime transport.

The Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement, which I published in November 2021, sets out a pathway concerning the increased supply of renewable fuels in transport in Ireland and further expands on this commitment to increase the level of evaluation, analysis and enforcement of robust sustainability limits to underpin renewable fuels in Ireland.

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