Fuels for Ireland, along with OFTEC and UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), has launched The Alliance for Zero Carbon Heating (TAZCH).
TAZCH brings together the entire liquid heating fuels supply chain with manufacturers of boilers and those who service them, to highlight the critical role which advanced, sustainable, synthetic and biofuels can play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heating in Ireland.
It comes as research by consultancy firm AECOM claims new liquid heating fuels could dramatically reduce emissions from domestic home heating. Its report – A Review of the Irish Residential Heating Sector – said the use of bioliquid blends in existing kerosene-based home heating systems is a viable way to transition away from complete reliance
on kerosene oil. The analysis found a 50% bioliquid/kerosene blend would be optimal
for the transition, in terms of attaining significant emission reductions while remaining affordable for households.
Further, the report concluded that, of the bioliquid-based options for heating, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) would deliver the greatest reduction in carbon emissions, at 86% per household (currently using kerosene) over a 10-year period.
Fuels for Ireland is a membership organisation, representing companies that import, distribute and market liquid fuels and operate forecourts.