Renewable Transport
Fuel Association

The RTFA is a trade body driving the uptake of better road, aviation and maritime fuels

It will take decades to transition to electrification and hydrogen across all transport sectors

Carbon emissions from transport must be reduced as a matter of urgency

These fuels are delivering valuable carbon savings today, and the companies that produce them will be the innovators and investors of the future, making fuels for those sectors of transport that cannot ultimately be electrified, such as heavy freight, aviation and marine.

We call upon Government to have greater ambition in the fight to reduce carbon emissions from transport. Time is short.

RTFA members

RTFA people – CEO and Board

Chair - Grant Pearson

Ciara O’Keeffe O’Donovan

Philip Fjeld

Dickon Posnett

CEO - Gaynor Hartnell

The fuels






Drop in fuels



Recycled carbon fuels

Renewable aviation fuel

What we’ve said

RTFA response to the call for evidence on Infrastructure for ZE HGVs and coaches

We only address one question in this call for evidence, so read what we have to say about low carbon fuels, plug-in hybrid vehicles, hydrogen combustion by clicking the link below.

We argue for a LCA approach, and back it up with a powerful graphic. Plus we make some recommendations, including:


RTFA responds to DfT consultation on proposed RTFO guidance changes for 2024

The DfT consulted RTFO account holders and the RTFA on proposed guidance changes for 2024.  In our response we said

  • Yes to the clarification re. “inland waterway vessels”
  • Don’t make that change to the definition of development fuels, due to unintended consequences, but we can see how the right outcome ...

About Us

The RTFA membership has more than quadrupled in size since its launch in Autumn 2020, and includes

  • All UK bioethanol producers (and some from overseas)
  • All domestic biodiesel producers
  • All companies supplying biomethane to transport
  • Prospective SAF producers
  • HVO suppliers
  • Drop in development fuel companies (particularly strong in those looking to make fuel out of end of life tyres)
  • Biopropane suppliers and a number of other key corporates and reciprocal organisations.

Join us

See our rules and terms and code of conduct (these documents will be ready in a couple of days’ time) and download our application form, or click the button below to contact the RTFA’s Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell.