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The RSB’s General Assembly and Business Forum 2017

Register to attend the networking event of the year

14-16th November – Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, Canada

We look forward to welcoming you to the RSB’s annual meeting that has two exciting components:  The General Assembly and The Business Forum. The RSB is grateful to Boeing and Agrisoma for their support as sponsors and valued partners. 

The Assembly of Delegates meeting

(14&15th November)

All of the RSB’s members are invited to attend the General Assembly which offers an opportunity for the chamber members to meet each other and discuss hot topics affecting sustainability across different sectors.

Addressing the theme of “Getting the Bioeconomy to scale” the assembly will provide clarity on global best practice for dealing with waste and residues and bioproducts. The proposals for the revision of the bioproducts standard will offer insight as to how to ‘scale up’ volumes of bio-based feedstocks into supply chains while ensuring ethical and transparent claims for sustainable sourcing.

Revisions to the Articles of Association will streamline the process for amendments to, and the development of, new RSB standards.

We want you to participate in these lively discussions, network and engage in cross sector conversations based on the areas of interest most important to you and your sector or business.

Attending this event is one of the key benefits of being a member of the RSB because it enables integrated engagement and different perspectives and opinions to be shared.  Relevant outcomes will be integrated into further development of the world’s most credible sustainability standard.

Stephen Wetmore – Co chair of the RSB board and responsible for Sustainable Business, Partnerships, and Innovations for WWF South Africa has this to say on why attending will give you much needed insight into the scaling up of biojet fuel production and its possibilities…

“The conversation we will have is going to address strategizing and actioning development and growth of biojet fuel within the aviation sector because it’s the fuel that can drive change.  We will also examine the re-framing of the economy into a biocircular economy – which offers not just a solution for aviation but holds social, environmental and economic benefits that will have ripple effects across sectors and regions if it is done and driven by the uptake of the RSB’s standard” 

The Business Forum

The Big Picture: Getting Biojet to scale 

(16th November 2017)

Open to all the RSB’s members and other interested stakeholders

The Aviation and Sustainability workshop hosted by WWF and the RSB last year in Hanoi, Vietnam marked the start of an ongoing dialogue about how to implement true sustainability across all aspects of aviation. The discussion continues this year as we examine the current context and its implications.

Why you should attend the Business Forum:

  • Discover the latest, global figures on biojet production
  • Find out what theoretical, practical and implementable models exist to balance offsets and sustainable aviation fuel
  • Answer how airlines can address true sustainability
  • Question how offsets and biofuel production can be implemented to maximise environmental and social outcomes and provide compelling stories for consumers
  • Consider how the production and delivery of sustainable aviation fuel can be increased

You will also get to meet sector leaders and specialist speakers to update you on important developments:
– Steve Fabijanksi, CEO of Agrisoma will be offering insight in to topics such as the development of scalable supply chains for sustainably produced feedstock by using the scale of the global agricultural industry. Steve has been the President and CEO of Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., since 2007 and is the inventor on 20 issued patents in crops and agriculture. He is also the author on over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has served on numerous government panels, advisory boards and committees covering agriculture, environment and energy.   

 Tania Buenrostro, Sustainable Fuels specialist will report on the efforts for producing biojet fuel in Mexico and Latin America and address the actions and challenges for sustainability and its potential impacts in Mexico. Tania was the Executive Coordinator of the Flight Plan Towards Sustainable Aviation Biofuels in Mexico and has six years of experience in the development of sustainable aviation fuel supply chains in that country. She has been a key factor in the establishment of the biojet program in Mexico known as “Clúster bioturbosina” and more recently, in the synergetic relationship with the RSB.

– Dr. Bruno Miller is Managing Director of Fuels at Fulcrum Bioenergy, a pioneer in the development of a reliable and efficient process for transforming everyday household garbage in to low-carbon transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel. He will share an overview of Fulcrum’s commercialization plan and an update on Fulcrum’s recent progress. Dr. Miller is responsible for directing Fulcrum´s fuels activities including sales, logistics, and regulatory affairs. He has more than 15 years of experience in the air transportation industry including prior positions at Northwest and Delta airlines, and Metron Aviation, an Airbus subsidiary.

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