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RSB to allow Bonsucro certified producer to cross-certify

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials announced that Bonsucro certified operators will now be able to access RSB certification through a simplified audit process to demonstrate compliance, therefore saving costs and time. An RSB study released on Tuesday concludes that RSB and Bonsucro sustainability standards have significant overlap on most of their requirements. Supported […]

March 18, 2014 More

Boeing launches smallholders initiative with RSB and South African Airways

In South Africa, Boeing is launching an initiative with South African Airways and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallholder” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels. The program builds on a global effort by Boeing, RSB and other partners to help farmers with small plots of land […]

March 5, 2014 More

GreenWood Tree Farm Fund gets first RSB certification for short rotation forest

In California, The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). The RSB certification covers GTFF’s cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the cellulosic ethanol industry or pelletized for direct combustion in biomass […]

February 4, 2014 More

RSB teams with Boeing for sustainability workshops in SE Asia

In Malaysia, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has launched an initiative with the help of The Boeing Company to support small farmers in Southeast Asia by expanding their opportunities to grow feedstocks that produce sustainable fuels. More than 60 participants from 15 countries attended a three-day South-East Asian workshop on “Sustainable Biomaterials for Better Livelihoods” […]

December 9, 2013 More

Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co. recieves RSB certification

In China, Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd has earned a sustainability certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Services Foundation for the joint venture’s waste steel mill gas to biofuel plant. It is the first RSB-certified biofuel plant in China, and the first to receive this certification for industrial carbon […]

November 11, 2013 More

On the Move in Biofuels: Growth Energy, RSB

In Washington, Growth Energy added Jim Miller as Vice President and Chief Economist; Miller most recently served as the Senior Policy Advisor on the Budget Committee under Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), and was formerly Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services at USDA. In Virginia, the RSB Services Foundation, a global sustainability standard and […]

June 3, 2013 More

RSB becomes Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials; expanded scope prompts re-branding

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is pleased to announce that RSB has a new name. Following a decision during a recent meeting of the RSB Assembly of Delegates, the new name of the organization is “Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials”. The name change reflects RSB’s expansion of scope – a decision originally taken in 2010 […]

April 17, 2013 More

RSB expands scope to include biomaterials, not just biofuels

In Switzerland, following a decision during a recent meeting of the RSB Assembly of Delegates, the new name of the organization is “Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials”. The name change reflects RSB’s expansion of scope – a decision originally taken in 2010 – to apply its standards to biomass that is being used for other products […]

April 15, 2013 More

RSB agrees to “extra credit” for low ILUC risk biofuels

In Switzerland, the Roundtable of Sustainable Biofuels’ Assembly of Delegates held on March 18 agreed to include an optional add-on certificate to RSB certification identifying biofuels that pose a low risk to creating ILUC. The vote by the different chambers agreed 18 to 3 in favor of including the LIIB methodology developed by Ecofys as […]

March 25, 2013 More

RSB will recognize FSC certified forests

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) announced its decision to recognize the standard of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) which certifies responsibly managed forests. As RSB and FSC standards are aligned on most sustainability aspects, FSC certified forests and operators will now be able to access biofuel and bioenergy markets by receiving RSB […]

March 6, 2013 More