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 is expected to be recognised by ICAO for CORSIA certification from 2021 onwards.

  • 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)

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 a section titled: Preparing for Take-Off: RSB and the Role of the Standard in Driving […]

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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 action, the importance of engaging with this multi-stakeholder coalition could not be clearer. There is […]

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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 across the country achieve RSB certification for the production of biomass for alternative fuels. Boeing […]

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What airline passengers should know about the future of alternative fuels

“They cause deforestation” “They increase food prices” “They don’t prevent climate change”   These are all common claims made about biofuels and they make for alarming reading. But are they true? The answer, as is usually the case, is in […]

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SkyNRG and KLM announce commitment to RSB Certification at new Dutch plant

Today in Amsterdam, SkyNRG and KLM announced the first European alternative aviation fuel plant. To be built by SkyNRG, KLM  has made a commitment to purchase 75, 000 tons of fuel per year over 10 years. With the plant due […]

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A third of global aviation biofuel demand could be met by RSB certified biofuels from Africa

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Shipping leaders look to develop a roadmap for biofuels with commitment to real sustainability at heart

12th  December 2018; Berlin, Germany: The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) grouping of leading maritime organisations, and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) – the world’s most robust and trusted sustainability leader in the bioeconomy – came together in Berlin last […]

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LCJF - Low Carbon Jet Fuel

Call for Volunteers: Heriot Watt Low Carbon Jet Fuel project seeks interviewees for research

Heriot-Watt University School of Social Sciences is looking for volunteers to participate in an interview for our project titled “Assessing Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Production Technologies”. This project is a part of a larger EPSRC-funded project that aims to produce low […]

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Alternative Aviation Fuels: A Sustainable Future is Taking Off

Alternative Aviation Fuels: A Sustainable Future is Taking Off The aviation industry has committed to major action in the global fight against climate change, including carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction in emissions by 2050 compared to […]

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