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 PROGRAMMES

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 partners with the Sustainable Aviation Futures Congress

RSB is a supporting partner of the Sustainable Aviation Futures Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20 – 22 June 2022. The event is a high-level congress and networking forum promoting the development and adoption of practical solutions to decarbonise the […]

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WWF-SA launches report on potential of SAF production in South Africa

RSB member and long-term partner WWF South Africa has published an excellent report on the potential for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in South Africa, across 7 feedstock/technology combinations. The report, entitled ‘Fuel for the future: A blueprint for the […]

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Braskem joins RSB with eye on sustainable solutions market for aviation industry

Braskem has become a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global non-profit sustainability organisation that has developed a trusted sustainability framework to guide the development of renewable and circular fuels and materials. This approach has been developed […]

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GE Aviation Joins RSB to Help Advance Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the Aviation Industry

GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of aircraft engines, systems and services, has recently joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to further advance its ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050, and help the aviation industry decarbonise. RSB is […]

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Launch of Ethiopia’s SAF Roadmap in Addis Ababa

Last week (February 24th) in Addis Ababa, RSB hosted stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society to launch the roadmap for developing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in Ethiopia. Dr. Yitebitu Moges, Ethiopia’s REDD+ Programme Coordinator, delivered a keynote address […]

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RSB launches first SAF book & claim pilot with Air bp to enable certified SAF claims from Microsoft and United Airlines

RSB’s book & claim pilot with Air bp intends to unlock increased supply for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) users and their customers, including United Airlines and Microsoft. Microsoft is joining the pilot to purchase SAF sustainability credits via RSB’s book […]

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Air bp: Making SAF more accessible for all

Accessing the benefits of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) might be easier than you think. Air bp’s book and claim solution, certified by the RSB, provides customers with wider market access to SAF across a number of locations. The coronavirus pandemic […]

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Watch Now: RSB Webinar on New Sustainable Solutions for the Aviation Industry

This RSB webinar is aimed at equipping the aviation supply chain with the most cutting-edge solutions to ensure credible sustainability for the industry – that contributes to the sector’s decarbonisation goals and that your customer can trust. Learn about RSB’s […]

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RSB Webinar: New Sustainable Solutions for Aviation

RSB invites you to a webinar on August 4th aimed at equipping the aviation supply chain with the most cutting-edge solutions to ensure credible sustainability for the industry – that contributes to the sector’s decarbonisation goals and that your customer […]

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