b'T E E S I D E M E M B E R N E W SThe importance of Recycled Carbon Fuels on the road to Net ZeroSophia Haywood, Head of Advocacy & Communications at Dimeta explains what recycled carbon fuels are and why we should take more note.solid waste (MSW) such as non- currently consulting on RCFs and recyclable plastic, things like tyrestheir role in supporting the transition or industrial waste gases. Theseto Net Zero.feedstocks can be turned into fuels such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel orIt is that concept, a transition to diesel replacements, as well as DME. Net Zero, which highlights the importance of RCFs. All fuel sectors While RCFs are not made fromhave an enormous task ahead to renewable feedstocks, they havedisplace fossil fuels with sustainable many environmental benefits.ones. In addition, biomass feedstock Turning waste into fuel is a moreare not endlessit is for this reason At Dimeta, our firstefficient use of this resource thanwe need to maximise fuels from non-Renewable & Recycledburning or landfilling it in thebiogenic and waste sources. UK or abroad, and can prevent Carbon DME plant inthe local pollution sometimesWhilst over time we will reduce Teesside will produce halfassociated with landfills. RCFs canthe amount of waste we produce, renewable fuel, half recycledsave significant greenhouse gasrecycle more, re-use morethere carbon fuelas MSW is a mixemissions compared to fossil fuels,will always be a considerable portion of biogenic and non-biogenicand when combined with Carbonof unavoidable waste. Why send waste.Capture Usage & Storage (CCUS),this to landfill or burn it inefficiently, the emissions can be slashed evenwhen we could create a fuel that What are Recycled Carbonfurther. provides a solution for hard-to-electrify homes, businesses and Fuels (RCFs) you ask?RCFs have been recognized byindustries off the gas grid.the Department for Transport as RCFs are produced from non- playing a role in UK decarbonisation,So, when it comes to RCFs watch renewable waste that cannot bewhen they recently consulted onthis spaceI expect to be hearing prevented, reused or recycled. Forhow the Renewable Transport Fuelmore about the role these fuels can example, this would include theObligation (RTFO) can supportplay not just in the UK, but in Europe non-biogenic part of municipalRCFs. The European Union are alsoand beyond.liquidgasuk.org 11'