11.10.2 Biofuels

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​​​​​​11.10.2 Biofuels

The National Biofuel Obligation Scheme 2010 requires all road transport fuel suppliers to use biofuel in the fuel mix (8.4% since January 2016) with a further target of just over 11.2% being adopted from January 2020. This scheme is recognised as the most promising means of securing national renewable energy targets by 2020. However, under this scheme much of the biofuel is imported. BioFuel Potential in Kilkenny

There is a need to support and develop indigenous renewable energy sources that contribute to meeting the transport renewable energy targets.  The potential exists for the development of second-generation biofuel production facilities which will produce more advanced biofuels within Waterford. Such a development would likely be developed by a private company, requiring significant resources to develop such a facility.​​​​​​​

Bio-ethanol21 has potential for use as a direct petrol supplement  within  vehicles.  This is particularly the case where the ethanol is produced from residues of dairy products, thereby creating potential spin-off economic opportunity in the dairy sector in Waterford.