Members

RSB could not exist without its members. Over 100 diverse organizations have come together to create the RSB. What was a vision to ensure biofuel sustainability has grown into a global sustainability certification for all biomaterials.

Today, members promote RSB’s sustainability certification, and approve revisions to the standard and certification system as technology, the environment and society are constantly changing.

To ensure a balance between business and civil society interests, the RSB members are organised into seven chambers which represent different sectors. 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.

For information on becoming a member, click here.

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
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
United Soybean Board USA

 

2. Industrial biofuel/biomaterial producers:

Organization Country
Addax Bioenergy Management SA Switzerland
AltAir Fuels United States
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
European Bioplastics Belgium
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
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

 

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
Civil Society Organisations Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment in East Africa (CISONET) Uganda
Mali FolkeCenter Mali
Moringa Group Southern Africa
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

 

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
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

Chamber Teleconferences

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

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DISCLAIMER

By accepting the Articles of Association of the RSB, members endorse RSB objectives and commit to allocate sufficient time and resources towards the development and implementation of the RSB Standard.

RSB membership, however, does not indicate compliance with the RSB Principles & Criteria. Compliance with the RSB Principles & Criteria may only be demonstrated via certification, including the successful completion of an on-site audit by an accredited certification body, as defined in the RSB certification standards.