Previous Versions of the RSB Standard

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Version One

On November 12, 2009, about three years after a first exploratory multi-stakeholder meeting was held at the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels released Version One of its international standard for better biofuel production and processing. The standard included the Principles & Criteria and an associated guidance document, detailed compliance indicators, and the glossary of terms. In 2010, Version One was pilot tested in biofuel supply chains throughout the world to identify areas in need of further refinement. Based on this feedback and further consultation, the RSB approved Version 2 in November 2010.

Below you will find links to the Principles & Criteria and associated guidance, the compliance indicators and the glossary of terms.

Version One

Version Zero

In August 2008, the RSB released its first draft of a generic standard for sustainable biofuels production. This draft was called “Version Zero”.

  • RSB Version Zero – French, Spanish and Portuguese Versions available on request.

Version Zero was circulated around the world until April 2009 for consultation; several hundred stakeholders shared their comments and suggestions about how to improve this draft. To consult the results of this consultation, please visit the Towards Version One” page.