Oil Firing Technical Association
Established in 1991, OFTEC is a leading 'not for profit' trade organisation for the heating and cooking industries in the UK and Republic of Ireland, representing liquid fuel heating equipment manufacturers and training providers. As part of our work to maintain industry standards OFTEC operates UKAS accredited registration schemes for heating technicians working in liquid fuels, heat pumps, solar thermal, biomass and solid fuel. Our aim has always been to ensure that consumers who don’t have access to gas have safe, affordable and efficient heating.
Low carbon liquid fuels – a solution for off-gas grid heating
OFTEC is active in developing low carbon solutions. As the leading provider of heating for rural homes, we have significant insight into the challenge they present. Together with industry partners, we are working to bring to market a sustainable low carbon liquid fuel to replace heating oil. Our research shows that this alternative is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise these homes. The benefits include:
- 100% fossil-free liquid fuels can be deployed by 2035
- Enables low cost decarbonisation without disrupting the home
- Allows households to decarbonise simply by changing the fuel
- Protects UK manufacturing and jobs
- Will help support and encourage investment in UK biofuel infrastructure.
OFTEC and its members are committed to delivering this solution and supporting rural households as the UK works towards its goal of achieving net zero emissions.
You can find out more on our website