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The British Government is quite concerned about the social and environmental impacts of biofuels. The Minister of Transport, Andrew Adonis, has announced plans to not be in quite such a hurry regarding the implementation of biofuels. The UK's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), the mandatory amount of biofuels sold at the pump, had been expected to reach five percent in 2010-11. Instead, this limit is now set back to 2013-14 - still aiming for the European target of 10 percent by 2020. T

The U.K. has been planning on requiring 2.5 percent of all road fuels sold to come from biofuels, rising to 5 percent by 2010, as part of a plan known as the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The time has finally come for that plan to commence, as April 15 marked its official start.