Tag: RSB

Steeper Energy, Sustainable Shipping Initiative and others join RSB membership

Steeper Energy, Sustainable Shipping Initiative and others join RSB membership

May 5, 2019 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has several new members including Steeper Energy, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group, and GoodFuels which moved from Associate to Full Membership. Joining RSB represents a major step for Steeper Energy, showcasing their commitment to every aspect of sustainability in the bio-economy. With a €50 […]

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RSB members approve new standard for advanced products

RSB members approve new standard for advanced products

December 15, 2018 |

In Switzerland, members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials approved their new Advanced Products Standard, calling it “groundbreaking.” The new standard was “The culmination of over 18 months of consultation, expert working groups and member dialogue,” and “provides the most robust set of sustainability requirements and criteria for the certification of non-energy products (including textiles, […]

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RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

RSB publishes report on the future of alternative aviation fuels

October 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials published “Alternative Aviation Fuels: A Sustainable Future is Taking Off,” which sums up the aviation industry’s commitment to major action in the global fight against climate change, including carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The report said […]

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RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB helping with aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia

October 6, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is helping develop an aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia. RSB’s Executive Director Rolf Hogan attended a series of meetings in Addis Ababa to take forward the initiative that was launched at the Aviation Biofuel Summit in March 2018. Shortly after the Summit, Ethiopia transitioned to a new Prime […]

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UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

October 6, 2018 |

We all love positive news stories and when the good news bear arrives, we take notice. Good news makes your heart sing, your soul feel hopeful, and those good ole’ endorphins and dopamine receptors explode with glee. So to ward off the Monday blues, we bring you the ‘good news bear,’ brought to you by […]

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UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

April 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate was received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery […]

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Boeing looks to South Africa for sustainable aviation fuels

Boeing looks to South Africa for sustainable aviation fuels

March 23, 2018 |

In South Africa, The Boeing Company is working on identifying biofuel feedstocks that could be used for sustainable aviation fuel. Boeing is collaborating with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and SKYNRG on the initiative. Boeing Commercial Airplanes regional director […]

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BASF joins RSB as newest member

BASF joins RSB as newest member

March 23, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has a new member – BASF, a multinational chemicals company. BASF brings a wealth of experience in the biochemicals sector to RSB’s membership, and they anticipate relevant impact from BASF’s input on their platform. BASF wants to contribute to a thriving world that turns residues and wastes into […]

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RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

RSB and Boeing to host African Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

February 15, 2018 |

In Ethiopia, in a first for the continent, Addis Ababa will play host to an RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in March. Generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, this summit will bring together local, regional and international leaders from the aviation industry and government who are driving the development of a sustainable aviation biofuels in the […]

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AltAir gets RSB certification

AltAir gets RSB certification

January 31, 2018 |

In Switzerland, RSB is delighted to announce the certification of AltAir to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha, a gasoline component. This industry first sees AltAir join the ranks of RSB certified operators who have applied the RSB Global Standard to guide the development of sustainable sources of biofuel. RSB certification is a preference […]

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