The RSB is helping to lead the transformation of the aviation industry.

The aviation industry has ambitious targets to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 2050, and this is driving innovation in the biofuels arena as producers and refiners will be called upon to work more closely together.

The RSB Standard offers a critical lever for transformation towards a more sustainable planet and economy and is recognised as the best-in-class certification standard for sustainable biomaterials by leading NGO’s like WWF, IUCN and the NWF.

Airline partners like Boeing and Airbus trust that the RSB standard can help mitigate business risk in the biofuels sector and there is optimism that the technology available, combined with the RSB’s sustainability principles will guide the future of biofuel projects.

RSB looks to the future with key aviation players

The RSB Annual Meeting has once again played host to aviation industry experts as RSB continues to cement its position as the standard of choice...
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Solaris oil to pave the way for scaling up RSB-certified sustainable local fuel supply in South Africa

2016 saw South African Airways (SAA) perform Africa’s first flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant Solaris. It was refined by...
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RSB Hosts Aviation Leaders at the IATA Alternative Fuels Symposium

“We need alternative fuel produced using the right localised feedstock based on RSB Principles” – Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, Lanzatech On November 14th we hosted a...
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RSB in the ICAO Environmental Report

ICAO has launched its 2019 ICAO Environmental Report “Destination Green: The Next Chapter” where you can read about RSB’s leadership in the aviation industry in...
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RSB joins the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture

RSB is proud to announce that we have joined the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture. For the RSB, knowing the power of collective...
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Boeing to collaborate with RSB, WWF to further grow a sustainable aviation industry in Brazil

Yesterday Boeing announced a $1 million investment into the Brazilian bioeconomy via a commitment that will focus on identifying suitable feedstocks and supporting small-scale farmers...
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The RSB offers trusted, credible tools and solutions for sustainability & biomaterials certification that mitigate business risk, fuel the bioeconomy and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to enable the protection of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.

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Smallholder Programme

The RSB smallholder program was initiated in 2010 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), and aims to provide small producers with additional flexibility in the compliance process. The smallholder standard is now being implemented around the world through varied field projects.

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Technology & Innovation

RSB is driving the bioeconomy through its collaborative partnerships, advocacy in innovation and is directly engaged with and targeting sector pioneers who are seeking solutions for a new generation of products that are free of fossil fuels

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RSB’s robust Principles and Criteria enable the sustainable management of water, pesticide use and food security contributing to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development goals and the restoration of ecosystems.


  • “With the recent signing of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s multilateral agreement on reducing carbon emissions from aviation, the time is right for the aviation industry to embrace and deepen real sustainability in the value chain.”

    James Reeler
    Land and Climate Project Manager: Policy & Futures Unit, WWF-SA

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