AVIATION FAST FACTS

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  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel accounted for 17% of RSB certified products in 2019.

  • Nearly a third of RSB members represent the aviation sector, including airlines, SAF producers, and aviation industry and research associations.

  • RSB drives the sustainability agenda at global level through ICAO, and the RSB CORSIA Standard has been recognised by ICAO for CORSIA certification from December 2020.

  • Many SAF initiatives worldwide, including the 28 airlines member of the Sustainable Air Fuel User Group (SAFUG), have committed to RSB-certified fuel.

  • RSB certified SAF has a minimum 50% GHG emission reduction compared to the fossil fuel baseline and guarantees the protection of social and environmental rights and food security.

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE INDUSTRY

The aviation industry has committed to grow carbon-neutrally as of 2020, and to decrease GHG emissions by 50% by 2050.

 

We are working with industry leaders to achieve these goals – and to ensure that these developments have sustainability at their heart.

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    Improve fleet fuel efficiency by 1.5% per year from now until 2020.

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    Stabilise net aviation emissions at 2020 levels with carbon neutral growth.

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    By 2050, net aviation carbon emissions will be half what they were in 2005.

Practical Solutions For A Sustainable Aviation Industry

The RSB’s pioneering approach drives continuous improvement and adaptation to new market challenges and opportunities. With credible solutions, innovative and advanced approaches to the latest sustainability challenges and a proven track record in supporting the industry, we are delivering clear benefits and value to partners across the aviation supply chain.

RSB STANDARD FOR ICAO CORSIA

RSB’s ICAO CORSIA Standard specifies requirements for operators along the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supply chain to produce SAF that complies with RSB’s sustainability requirements and is eligible under CORSIA.

The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA, is an emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry, developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA has been adopted as complementary to a broader package of measures to help ICAO achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards.

GHG CALCULATOR

RSB’s Greenhouse Gas calculator is a market-leading tool based on emission factors and actual activity measurement The calculator integrates both the RSB Global and EU RED (soon EU RED II) methodologies, as well as CORSIA. The calculator enables operators to conduct their individual calculation of actual GHG LCA values to show a better performance than available default values. By offering the RSB GHG calculator, RSB supports the industry to decrease their carbon emission impact.

FOOD SECURITY

RSB’s approach to food security is extremely robust thanks to a dedicated focus on food security in our Principles and Criteria and a risk management and stakeholder consultation approach that ensures that issues which might impact local food production, such as water access, are identified and managed right from the start.

EXPLORE RSB'S SAF PROJECTS

RSB's Aviation Team

WHY RSB

By 2030, the RSB will have supported the emergence of a new world bioeconomy founded on social, economic and environmental considerations that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – reducing climate impacts, enhancing food security and rural development, and protecting ecosystems.

Testimonial

The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation's (ICSA) vision for a “zero climate impact” international aviation pathway towards 2050 endorses RSB as the “best-in-class sustainability certification standard for advanced aviation fuels”

The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA)

ATAG identifies RSB membership as key tool for airlines decarbonising

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), an independent coalition of aviation industry experts focused on sustainable development and climate change, has published its Waypoint 2050 report which analyses how the aviation sector can meet a major climate goal of cutting CO2 emissions […]

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RSB, SA Canegrowers Research Points to SAF Potential in South Africa

RSB has been working with the South African Canegrowers Association (SA Canegrowers) to identify opportunities for South African sugarcane ethanol to access local and international biofuels markets, particularly for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).  The South African sugarcane industry is looking to […]

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RSB in EU project helping CPH and European airports to achieve sustainable and carbon-neutral aviation

In close collaboration with Danish Technological Institute, a consortium led by Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in collaboration with 14 other European partners has won an EU tender to create the sustainable airport of  the future. A grant of close to EUR 12 […]

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RSB Publishes TOR for Development of a SAF Roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB is looking for a consultant and/or a consortium of consultants and interested parties to develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) roadmap for Ethiopia in close collaboration with a group of Ethiopian stakeholders, which have been organised into a SAF […]

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RSB launches new research, engagement in the Chinese SAF Market

RSB launches new research, engagement in the Chinese SAF Market As part of its global drive to support the aviation industry in achieving decarbonisation through the use of alternative sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), RSB is turning its attention to China. […]

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RSB submits CORSIA Standard for approval

RSB has adapted its best-in-class sustainability standard — recognised as uniquely credible, practical and robust — to incorporate CORSIA requirements in our new RSB CORSIA Standard, which was recently submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for recognition.  The RSB CORSIA […]

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Ethiopian Sustainable Biofuel Future Scenario at a glance

As part of the Fuelling the Sustainable Bioeconomy powered by Boeing’s Global Engagement Portfolio, RSB gathered a group of key stakeholders in the Ethiopian bioeconomy to examine and uncover strategies and scenarios for the future development of a sustainable biofuels […]

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RSB submits application for CORSIA recognition

RSB has formally submitted its application to be recognised as a sustainability certification scheme under CORSIA. The submission is a big step in a process that has seen RSB work to adapt its best-in-class sustainability standard to incorporate the requirements […]

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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 for sustainability-committed industry leaders. In 2019, RSB continued to contribute towards the ongoing development of […]

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