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Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated for the purposes of developing biofuels since its establishment. (304057)

The Department for Transport has the overall remit for biofuels. It recently published a research and development strategy for biofuels that identified the current gaps in knowledge and the areas where Government could support greater scientific progress. DECC is working closely with the other Departments concerned, industry and academia to decide how best to take this forward.

DECC also sponsors the National Non Food Crops Centre (NNFCC), the UK’s national centre for renewable fuels, materials and technologies, which is facilitating the establishment of sustainable supply chains for biofuels.