Members

The RSB’s membership is divided into seven Membership Chambers representing the different actors along the supply chain, as well as different types of civil society and government groups. The current membership of the Chambers is outlined below. In addition to a balance between business, government and civil society, RSB strives for a regional balance between the Global North and the Global South.

Interested in joining the leading initiative on sustainable biomass, biofuels and bioproducts?

RSB membership is open to any organization or business that meets the requirements for participation according to our Articles of Association. Interested parties are invited to  download the Application Form and return it with the requested documents to info@rsb.org. We accept applications on a rolling basis.  We appreciate your support in advancing our mission of ensuring biomaterial sustainability across the globe!

Companies that are RSB members are entitled to a 20% discount on their licensing fees for certification.

Companies that are RSB certified are automatically granted RSB Associate Member status. Associate Members are entitled to participate in any consultation on the development or maintenance of RSB standards and procedures. Unlike Full Members, Associate Members are not eligible and cannot vote for leadership positions (e.g. Delegate, Chair or Director). Associate membership is free of cost as it is a benefit of being RSB certified. Should Associate Members decide to upgrade their status to Full Member, membership fees would be reduced by 60%. As an Associate Member, active participation in the RSB standard development process and other member discussions is not compulsory and they may opt out of receiving member-related notifications at any time.

Chamber Teleconferences

Chamber teleconferences take place on a regular basis. All teleconference reports are available upon request. Please contact the Secretariat (info@rsb.org).

RSB Chambers:

  1. Farmers and growers of biomass
  2. Industrial biofuel/biomaterial producers
  3. Retailers/blenders, the transportation industry, the bio-product industry, banks/investors
  4. Rights-based NGOs (including land, water, human, and labour rights) & Trade Unions
  5. Rural development or food security organisations & Smallholder farmer organizations or indigenous peoples’organizations or community-based civil society organizations
  6. Environment or conservation organisations & Climate change or policy organisations
  7. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), governments, standard-setters, specialist advisory agencies, certification agencies, and consultant experts

1. Farmers and growers of biomass:

Organization Country
Argentine No-till Farmers’ Association (Aapresid) Argentina
Cosmo Biofuels Group (represented by Cosmo Biofuels Sdn Bhd) Malaysia
Global Clean Energy USA
Jatropha Sustainable Biofuels Alliance Germany
JOil Singapore
Kimminic Estates Limited Canada
LiveFuels USA
Nandan Bio Energies Limited India
National Corn Growers Association USA
Nippon Biodiesel Fuel Co. Ltd Japan
Outreach International Bioenergy Indonesia
PGF Biofuels Ltd. – Associate Member Canada
SG Biofuels, Inc USA
Sun Biofuels UK
Sustainable Agroenergy UK
United Soybean Board USA

 

2. Industrial biofuel/biomaterial producers:

Organization Country
Addax Bioenergy Management SA Switzerland
Amyris, Inc. – Associate Member Brazil
Biofuel Weiss, Inc. – Associate Member Canada
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) Brazil
Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschat BDBe (German Bioethanol Industry Association) Germany
Confederation of China Bioenergy China
Ennovor Biofuels – Associate Member UK
Genencor/Danisco Belgium
Gevo USA
Great Plains USA
GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP – Associate Member USA
Guatemala Renewable Fuels Association Guatemala
Heliae, Inc. USA
Imperium Renewables, Inc USA
INEOS Bio SA Switzerland
LanzaTech USA
Malaysian Biodiesel Association Malaysia
Maple Biocombustibles S.R.L. – Associate Member Peru
Nandan Biomatrix Limited India
National Biodiesel Board USA
Neste Oil Oyj Finland
Novozymes Denmark
Partners for Euro-African Green Energy Belgium
Petrobras SA Brazil
Shoalhaven Starches Pty Ltd (Manildra Group of Companies) – Associate Member Australia
Solazyme USA
Solena Fuels USA
European Bioplastics Belgium

 

3. Retailers/blenders, the transportation industry, the bio-product industry, banks/investors

Organization Country
Airbus France
Boeing USA
IATA Switzerland
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) USA
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) UK
MBP Group – Associate Member Switzerland
ORKA NRG AG – Associate Member Switzerland
Royal Dutch Shell (Shell International Petroleum Limited) UK
SkyNRG The Netherlands
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) The Netherlands
Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland

 

4. Rights-based NGOs (including land, water, human, and labour rights) & Trade Unions

Organization Country
Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) Philippines
Commission for the Verification of Codes of Conduct Guatemala
National Union of Plantation and Agricultural Workers of Uganda (NUPAWU) Uganda
Sucre Ethique France

 

5. Rural development or food security organisations & Smallholder farmer organizations or indigenous peoples’ organizations or community-based civil society organizations

Organization Country
AgSri India
Center for Empowerment and Development Nepal
Mali FolkeCenter Mali
Philippine Network of Rural Development Institutes, Inc. (PhilNet-RDI) Philippines
Rural Amazonian Promotion and Development Center (CEPODRA) Peru
Rural Development Institute of Sultan Kudarat Philippines
Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative Malawi
Trowel Development Foundation Philippines
Civil Society Organisations Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment in East Africa (CISONET) Uganda
Moringa Group Southern Africa

 

6. Environment or conservation organisations & Climate change or policy organisations

Organization Country
Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira Brazil
Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) India
The Center For Sustainable Energy Farming USA
The Civil Society Biofuels Forum Zambia
The Energy and Resources Institute India (TERI) India
The Gold Standard Foundation Switzerland
Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation China
National Wildlife Federation USA
Natural Resources Defense Council USA
Public-Private Alliance Foundation USA
Sustainable for Environment and Climate Change Association (SECCA) Tanzania
Sierra Club USA
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – Associate Member Global
United Nations Foundation – Associate Member USA
Wetlands International The Netherlands
WWF International Switzerland

 

7. Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), governments, standard-setters, specialist advisory agencies, certification agencies, and consultant experts

Organization Country
City Planning and Development Office, Cebu City Government Philippines
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia
Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat Global
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment The Netherlands
Energy Biosciences Institute USA
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Associate Member Global
Green Aviation Switzerland
Hawaii Biofuels Foundation USA
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) USA
International Maritime Organization (IMO) UK
Kenya Forestry Research Institute Kenya
The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) UK
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) USA
Office of Biofuels, NSW Trade and Investment Australia
ProForest UK
Schatz Energy Research Center of Humboldt University USA
Stanford University – Sustainable Bioenergy Project, Woods Institute for the Environment USA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) USA
Swiss Federal Office of Energy Switzerland
Swiss Federal Office of Environment (FOEN) Switzerland
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – Associate Member Global
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Associate Member Global
University of California, Berkeley USA
U.S. Commercial Service Liaison to African Development Bank USA/Tunisia

 

DISCLAIMER

By accepting the Articles of Association of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), members endorse the objectives of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and commit to allocate sufficient time and resources towards the development and implementation of the RSB Standard.

In no case shall RSB membership be considered to indicate compliance with the RSB Principles & Criteria.
Compliance with the RSB Principles & Criteria may only be demonstrated by following the certification process, including the successful completion of an on-site audit by an accredited certification body, as defined in the RSB certification standards.