Office for Nuclear Regulation

Data relating to the use of biodiesel fuel for Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) systems

Date released
6 January 2022
Request number

202112038

Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Information requested

I am interested to know if the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation has any field experience, lessons learned, and/or Regulatory Guidance (Guidelines) they could share with me regarding the use and long-term storage of biodiesel fuel (max 5% - 7%) to power the onsite Emergency Diesel Generator system.

Information released

We confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the information relevant to your request.  

ONR does not hold any data relating to the use of biodiesel fuel for Emergency Diesel Generator (EDG) systems. Nuclear power stations were given an exemption from using biodiesel.

You may wish to contact the UK Environment Agencies who may have more information:

Any safety incidents that occur on nuclear licensed sites are reported to ONR in line with our published reporting criteria.

Exemptions applied

N/A

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

N/A