WasteFuel joins RSB to address waste crisis and climate emergency
WasteFuel, a California-based waste-to-fuel company that aims to transform landfill and agriculture waste into renewable fuels using proven technologies, has joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to help revolutionise mobility and create a circular economy.
By becoming an RSB member, WasteFuel will build upon the success of recent deals with fellow RSB member Maersk and private aviation leader NetJets and seek to build credible partnerships that will have a radical impact on how we view, value and treat waste.
Waste is an inevitable by-product of consumption. Globally, landfills are the third largest source of methane produced by human activity, accounting for approximately 11 percent of estimated global methane emissions. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas—about 28 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth, on a 100-year timescale, and more than 80 times more powerful over 20 years.
However, using proven technologies, WasteFuel can convert waste into renewable fuels, and their strategic partnerships with leading global companies can ensure the environmental, operational, and commercial aspects of each biorefinery project are met safely, efficiently, and economically.
“Collaboration is critical as we work towards a bio-based and circular economy. WasteFuel is excited to join RSB and looks forward to working alongside other members to address the waste crisis and the climate emergency to create a circular economy,” says Jeff Briggs, COO of WasteFuel.
RSB is a global membership organisation that has been guiding sector transformation to bio-based and circular models for over a decade. The RSB Standard, the world’s most trusted and peer-reviewed sustainability framework, has been developed by the organisation’s multi-stakeholder membership, and is a uniquely robust and credible foundation for supporting innovative solutions to the climate crisis. RSB uses this foundation to develop projects, new knowledge and best-practices that equip key decision-makers to deliver positive impacts for people and the planet.
As an RSB member, WasteFuel will be invited to contribute to the continuous development of the RSB Standard, and also benefit from global recognition and access to industry initiatives and policy platforms that are shaping future markets, such as the SAF Policy Platform, the Power-to-X Working Group and the soon-to-be-announced Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform.
“I am delighted to welcome WasteFuel to our membership community. As a collaborative network, RSB represents pioneers and leaders on a journey towards a bio-based and circular economy. WasteFuel’s addition is further evidence that we are on the right track – especially when it comes to addressing the waste crisis and climate emergency. We are certain that WasteFuel will make the most of all that RSB’s membership offers, and we look forward to supporting them,” says Elena Schmidt, RSB’s Executive Director.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi-stakeholder and independent organisation that drives the development of a bio-based and circular economy. RSB has the world’s most trusted, peer-reviewed, global certification standard for sustainable biomaterials, biofuels and biomass production, from which it provides credible tools and solutions for sustainability that mitigate business risk and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, visit https://rsb.org.
WasteFuel uses proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionise mobility. The company converts municipal (trash) and agricultural waste into low-carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, and green methanol. WasteFuel investors include Maersk, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, i(x) Net Zero, NetJets, Prime Infra, Guy Oseary, and Aileen Getty. For more information visit: www.wastefuel.com.