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)

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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Ethiopian Stakeholders Convene on SAF Roadmap

RSB, together with the Ethiopia SAF Steering Committee, held a consultative workshop with key stakeholders to deliberate on the draft Ethiopian Sustainable Aviation Fuel roadmap on 27 May 2021. Stakeholders had the opportunity to review the draft and its preliminary […]

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RSB, Agroicone publish study to support sustainable transformation in Brazil with SAF

The aviation sector has ambitious targets for reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and switching from fossil fuels to low-carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuels. SAF is considered the most efficient way to achieve those targets quickly, however, in Brazil, the availability, […]

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First in the world: SAF supplier SkyNRG receives RSB CORSIA certification

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) pioneer SkyNRG announced today that they are the first in the world to receive a RSB CORSIA certification. This announcement marks another milestone in the history of SAF certification. This CORSIA certification enables SkyNRG to supply […]

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Neste Components achieves RSB Certification as a Trader

Neste Components, the Dutch subsidiary of Finnish oil and biofuel refining company Neste, has achieved certification as a trader of Hydrotreated Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in line with the RSB EU RED scheme, which […]

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Convite para webinar RSB: Matéria-prima para combustível sustentável de aviação no Brasil

InscriçãoData: 23/04/2021Horário: 10hDuração: 1 horaOnde: Online – Plataforma Zoom O setor de aviação é responsável por cerca de 11% das emissões globais de CO2 do setor de transportes. Isto representa cerca de 1 bilhão de toneladas de CO2 por ano. […]

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Better interest rates for RSB-certified sustainable smallholder farmers in Brazil

Smallholder farmers certified to RSB in Guariba, Brazil can now access new, lower interest credit to support their businesses thanks to a new initiative from RSB certified operator Socicana — a sugarcane farmers’ association in Guariba. Socicana has partnered with […]

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