Further Reading

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RSB Reports and Other Documents

Further Reading/Useful Links – Biofuels Sustainability Standards

  • Biofuels (General documents and weblinks on biofuels) – www.bioenergywiki.net
  • General information on biofuels and research on new biofuel technology – International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Information on aviation fuels – International Air Transport Association (IATA)

  • Biofuels regulation and policies

    European Union

    United States

    United Kingdom



    Other legislations


    Sustainability Standards & Certification



    European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
    TC 383 on “Sustainably Produced Biomass for Energy Applications
    TC 411 on Bio-based products

    International Standard Organization (ISO)
    TC 28/SC 7 on Liquid Biofuels
    TC 238 on Solid Biofuels

    Other Initiatives

    • GSCP: The Global Social Compliance Programme is a business-driven programme for the continuous improvement of working and environmental conditions in global supply chains. The GSCP provides a global cross-industry platform to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices in order to build comparability and transparency between existing social compliance and environmental compliance systems.
    • Standards Map: Standards Map provides users with information enabling them to analyze and compare information on over 70 voluntary standards and other private standards and codes of conduct operating in more than 200 countries and certifying products and services in over 80 economic sectors.
    • Ecolabel Index
    • Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG)


    Non-Governmental Organizations


    Feedstocks & Biofuels

    Ligno-cellulosic (2nd generation)





    Biofuels Sustainability Issues



    Food vs Fuel

    Use of Chemicals

    Gender Issues

    Water and Soil

    Indigenous People and Customary Rights
    Invasive Species

    Land-Use Change (LUC)