Tag: RSB

RSB approves low iLUC risk criteria and indicators

RSB approves low iLUC risk criteria and indicators

June 4, 2015 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials kicked off its annual General Assembly meeting with a delegation vote on the new “Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators.” The standard was approved by consensus and will be an ‘optional module’ for operations undergoing RSB certification. Members commented on the new indicators being a key […]

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Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

Sustainable Bioenergy High-Impact Opportunity launches

May 20, 2015 |

Novozymes, Bloomberg, KLM, Boeing, RSB, Carbon War Room, FAO, UN Foundartion, PANGEA, NEPAD, ICAO, Sky NRG, and the Inter-American Development Bank aim to “facilitate the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions…and doubling the use of renewable energy.” Seven projects underway in Bioenergy and Food Security, Sustainable Aviation, Policy Tools, Sustainability Certification and Sustainable Bioenergy […]

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EU RSB releases new low iLUC risk criteria

EU RSB releases new low iLUC risk criteria

May 4, 2015 |

In the EU, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) released a draft “Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators.” This add-on certification module to the RSB standard for biofuels and bio-products is based on the Low Indirect Impact Biofuels (LIIB) Methodology, developed in collaboration with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Ecofys. RSB-certified […]

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Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

Greenergy receives RSB sustainability certification for UK biodiesel

March 23, 2015 |

In the UK, Greenergy has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ sustainability certification for its production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. In addition to operating two biodiesel manufacturing facilities in Immingham and North Cave, Greenergy currently supplies more than a quarter of the UK’s road fuel. The company’s pre-processing enables the use of a […]

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RSB opens 60-day comment period on version 3.0 of standards

RSB opens 60-day comment period on version 3.0 of standards

January 28, 2015 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has launched a 60-day public comment period for its Principles & Criteria version 3.0. It will feed into discussions among RSB members over the forthcoming P&Cs Version 3.0, expected to be approved by the RSB Assembly of Delegates at the end of 2015, following the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code. Comments […]

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RSB collaborates with Elements Software to help members manage feedstock data

RSB collaborates with Elements Software to help members manage feedstock data

November 24, 2014 |

In Switzerland, RSB is collaborating with Elements Software to help RSB members track their feedstocks. Elements will recommend a set of online tools to its members that ease the management of sustainability data as product travels through the supply chain. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help RSB Participating Operators (POs) comply […]

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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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