Tag: RSB

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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UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

January 15, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop – a new feedstock for biofuel production – in Uruguay. The RSB certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels’ existing sustainability certifications like ISCC and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production. Brassica carinata is an […]

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UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

May 30, 2017 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch. RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production.  UPM Biofuels has previously received sustainability […]

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RSB simplifies and expands its Principles & Criteria

RSB simplifies and expands its Principles & Criteria

November 9, 2016 |

In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised Principles & Criteria. The revised Principles and Criteria will provide users with streamlined and easier to follow requirements; the amendments will offer: A […]

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New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

New and Improved! RSB updates its definitive take on sustainability standards

November 9, 2016 |

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised Principles &Criteria. This independent, multi-stakeholder collective works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials and its user-friendly certification scheme is the most trusted of its kind because […]

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ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

ASSOBARI becomes first Brazilian sugarcane group to earn RSB sustainability certification

September 25, 2016 |

In Switzerland, ASSOBARI (Associação  dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) became the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares of sugar cane plantations. “RSB certification is the recognition that farmers […]

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