Tag: RSB

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

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 […]

July 30, 2014 More

NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

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 […]

July 29, 2014 More

Ennovor Group secures Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification

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 […]

June 9, 2014 More

Sierra Leone’s Addax Bioenergy Receives Full Sustainability Certification

  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 […]

May 12, 2014 More

Amyris gets RSB certification

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 […]

May 7, 2014 More

Unilever OKs RSB standard for “sustainable sourcing” certification

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 […]

May 5, 2014 More

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