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Jayant Sarnaik

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) (India) - Director RSB Board - Chamber 4

Jayant Sarnaik, based in Pune, Maharashtra, India is founder member and joint director of the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation NGO. He has been active in the field of sustainable biofuels since 1998. In the early phase of his involvement, he along with his colleagues successfully developed and piloted indigenous technology for complete treatment and recycling of wastewater from molasses-based ethanol distilleries. He holds the Indian patent for the same. About 10 years ago, he started looking at sustainable utilisation of native oilseed species for decentralised production of biofuels in the Western Ghats – a biodiversity hotspot. For his concept of mainstreaming biodiversity for sustainable biofuel production, he received the IUCN’s practitioner fellowship in conservation and sustainability. He is currently engaged in smallholder certification and industry uptake of the RSB standard in India.

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Deberson Ferreira Jesus

Ethical Sugar - Director RSB Board - Chamber 3

Dr. Deberson Ferreira Jesus received a PhD in Political Sociology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). His research has investigated aspects of trans-national governance of commodity supply chains through sustainability standards and certification.

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Robert Boyd

IATA - Treasurer RSB Board - Chamber 2

Robert Boyd holds the position of Manager Environment – Alternative Fuels, within the Environment department at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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Jayant Sarnaik

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) (India) - Director RSB Board - Chamber 4

Jayant Sarnaik, based in Pune, Maharashtra, India is founder member and joint director of the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation NGO.

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Maiju Helin

UPM Biofuels - Director RSB Board - Chamber 1

Maiju Helin is Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels based in Helsinki, Finland.

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Laurel Harmon

Lanzatech - Director RSB Board - Chamber 1

Dr. Harmon provides policy direction and leadership on international legislative and regulatory matters and develops collaborative research and demonstration projects for LanzaTech.

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Bing Xu

Heriot Watt University - Director RSB Board - Chamber 5

Dr Bing Xu is an Associate Professor in Finance in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

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The RSB offers trusted, credible tools and solutions for sustainability and biomaterials certification that mitigate business risk, fuels the bioeconomy and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that enables restoration of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.

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