Welcome to our information page dedicated to the development of future-ready fuels for off-grid homes in the UK. Our mission is to keep our customers informed on the development of sustainable and cost-effective solutions that will provide off-grid homes with a reliable and efficient source of energy.
At present, kerosene is the primary source of fuel for many off-grid homes in the UK however, to tackle climate change and achieve the UK’s net zero target by 2050, we need to switch from fossil fuels to a renewable heating alternative. That's why; as a member of UKIFDA, we're committed to supporting the research and testing of innovative new fuels that are tailored to the specific needs of off-grid homes. The liquid fuel heating industry is currently trialling a new fossil free alternative to heating oil called Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) that cuts emissions by 88%.
We believe that future-ready fuels are the key to a more sustainable and cost effective off-grid lifestyle. By investing in these fuels, off-grid homeowners can reduce their environmental impact and ensure that their homes are prepared for the future. Together with the trade association OFTEC, UKIFDA has launched the Future Ready Fuel website We are dedicated to keeping you informed about the progress in developing future-ready fuels for off-grid homes in the UK.
We plan to bring you news and updates regularly through this page. You can expect to see information on the latest testing and implementation of HVO for off-grid homes
UKIDA believe renewable liquid fuels offer a more cost-effective and less disruptive alternative to heat pumps for the 1.5m oil heated homes in the UK and are already demonstrating the potential of the fuel HVO in over 100 homes across the UK. Read more here
Write to or email your MP to explain your concerns about the government’s current plans and highlight your interest in affordable green heating solutions such as HVO.
You can download a letter template and a full list of local MP, MSP or MS here.
The liquid fuel heating industry welcomed the passing of a Ten Minute Rule Bill in May 2023, which could help pave the way for the UK’s 1.7 million oil heated homes to transition to a low carbon renewable fuel, and is now urging the government to adopt the proposals. In September 2023 the government released an amendment to the Energy Bill after recognising the impact on rural off-grid homeowners of the propose 2026 oil boiler ban. This now enables government to incentivise a switch to renewable liquid fuels such as HVO. Read more