Low carbon liquid fuel – centre stage at this month’s OFTEC conference

“We must focus on solutions that will address the unique issues associated with hard to treat rural properties,” says OFTEC’s CEO Paul Rose
On Tuesday 18th June, OFTEC will be unveiling the results of its independent research into how oil-heated homes can best transition to a low-to-zero carbon heating solution and reduce their overall emissions.   
The unveiling will take place at OFTEC’s annual conference when industry leaders unite to discuss the progress made and the next steps towards securing a sustainable future for the off-grid sector.

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OFTEC CEO Paul Rose, who will update members and guests on the importance of taking action to support the decarbonisation of rural homes, will be joined by Jason Woods, founding partner of energy consultancy group, In Perpetuum Partners, who will share the findings of the six-month research project they have now completed for OFTEC.
This project, which has investigated the potential of liquid biofuels, has provided detailed analysis of the oil-heated housing stock, included modelling which compared the rival low carbon energy solutions for these homes.
Technical director at Kiwa UK Group, Mark Crowther, who has provided guidance to the Committee on Climate Change, will also share an insight into the role hydrogen could play in decarbonising the heat and transport sectors.
“This year’s conference comes at an important time as the issue of climate change continues to dominate the political and public agenda and the urgent need to find sustainable and realistic solutions grows stronger,” said OFTEC CEO Paul Rose.
“Since we met at last year’s conference, real and significant progress to develop an alternative fuel for the UK’s oil using homes has been made. This includes the completion of the in-depth research we commissioned at the end of last year and we look forward to more widely sharing the positive findings of this study next month, as well as outlining the next steps we need to take towards delivering our realistic, long term solution.
“As government ramps up its decarbonisation agenda, we will continue to engage directly with the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to push biofuels as the most cost-effective and practical solution to decarbonise oil heated homes. It’s therefore now more important than ever for the liquid fuel heating sector to rally together around a common set of goals and demonstrate an ability and willingness to evolve.”
Following the conference, Laurance Coey, managing director at Harlequin Manufacturing, will be appointed as OFTEC’s new chairman as Niall Fay steps down following his two-year tenure.