Tag: RSB

RSB teams with Elements Software for sustainable feedstock tracking

RSB teams with Elements Software for sustainable feedstock tracking

November 19, 2014 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Biofuel producers are faced with the growing challenge of managing increasingly large volumes of sustainability data associated to biofuel consignments, including multiple feedstocks originating from multiple locations around the world. In acknowledgement of […]

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MBP Group gets RSB certification for waste collection, trading and distribution

MBP Group gets RSB certification for waste collection, trading and distribution

August 22, 2014 |

In Switzerland, MBP Group has earned RSB sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. “MBP Group was built on a sustainable background, adding as much value as possible to industrial by-products. Sustainability was – and still remains – a key ingredient of our business activities and its success. We are pleased […]

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Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: Pacific Ethanol, Growth Energy, NRDC, RSB in the newsmix

Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: Pacific Ethanol, Growth Energy, NRDC, RSB in the newsmix

July 30, 2014 |

The DOE’s annual BIOMASS 2014 conference is underway in DC. Among the stories heard on the floor: Pacific Ethanol announced it was awarded a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission to develop a sorghum feedstock program collaboratively with Chromatin, Inc., CSU Fresno’s Center for Irrigation Technology and the Kearney Agricultural Research and […]

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NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

July 29, 2014 |

In Washington, amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and […]

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Ennovor Group secures Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification

Ennovor Group secures Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification

June 9, 2014 |

In Switzerland, Ennovor Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME) biodiesel. The certification demonstrates Ennovor’s strict compliance with EU sustainability standards. A recent report by the World Wide Fund (WWF) ranked RSB as the best performing scheme out of the 13 schemes included […]

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Sierra Leone’s Addax Bioenergy Receives Full Sustainability Certification

Sierra Leone’s Addax Bioenergy Receives Full Sustainability Certification

May 12, 2014 |

  In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy Limited has received full certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) following an extensive audit in November 2013. The sustainability certification covers the sugarcane plantation, production plant, transportation to port in Freetown, as well as storage and shipping to customers. It also discredits any previous claims made by […]

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Amyris gets RSB certification

Amyris gets RSB certification

May 7, 2014 |

In Brazil, Amyris has completed the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification process. RSB’s sustainability certification covers Amyris’s renewable hydrocarbon molecules, initially farnesene, produced from Brazilian sugarcane feedstock at the Amyris biorefinery in Brotas, São Paulo state. Farnesene is a liquid, long-chain, branched renewable hydrocarbon that serves as precursor in many applications ranging from specialty […]

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Unilever OKs RSB standard for “sustainable sourcing” certification

Unilever OKs RSB standard for “sustainable sourcing” certification

May 5, 2014 |

In Switzerland, Unilever has reviewed the RSB standard and certification system, and will now recognize RSB-certified products as “sustainably sourced.” Such products will be integrated in Unilever’s supply chain without any additional sustainability check, thus facilitating access to Unilever’s procurement for RSB-certified producers. The RSB standard and certification scheme cover environmental aspects of biomass production […]

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RSB to allow Bonsucro certified producer to cross-certify

RSB to allow Bonsucro certified producer to cross-certify

March 18, 2014 |

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 […]

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Boeing launches smallholders initiative with RSB and South African Airways

Boeing launches smallholders initiative with RSB and South African Airways

March 5, 2014 |

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 […]

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