• Fact 1
  • Fact 2
  • Fact 3
  • Fact 4
  • Fact 5
  • 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.


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.

  • GOAL 1
  • GOAL 2
  • GOAL 3
  • GOAL 1

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

  • GOAL 2

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

  • GOAL 3

    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’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.


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.


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.


RSB's Aviation Team


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.


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 works with Airbus to map a sustainable future for Mobile, Alabama

The RSB has been working with Airbus in Mobile, Alabama to assist the aircraft manufacturer in developing a sustainable vision for the development of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the region. Airbus, having committed significant resources to Mobile, is looking […]

Read More

Developing an Aviation Fuel Roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB’s Executive Director Rolf Hogan attended a series of meetings in Addis Ababa to take forward the initiative to develop an aviation fuel roadmap for Ethiopia that was launched at the Aviation Biofuel Summit in March 2019. Shortly after the […]

Read More

Alternative Fuels are Taking Flight in Mexico!

Our Executive Director, Rolf Hogan, attended the first ever Mexican Bio Jet Fuel Congress hosted by RSB community member and partner, the Mexico Biojet Cluster. RSB has been working with the Cluster for over a year and we are extremely […]

Read More

Flightnook joins RSB to ensure trust, transparency and credibility for passengers to build a sustainable aviation industry

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is very pleased to welcome Flightnook as the latest member of our community. Flightnook aims to support passengers worldwide to mitigate the impact of flying by directly supporting the development of truly sustainable alternative aviation […]

Read More
Aviation Carbon

Aviation Carbon 2018: RSB announced as latest event partner

Aviation Carbon 2018 will bring the aviation sector together with carbon market professionals and other stakeholders to hear the latest developments on market-based measures and other actions to address the aviation industry’s carbon emissions. This year’s event will allow airlines and […]

Read More
RSB and Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Sign MOU to Support Certification of Biofuels

RSB and Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Sign MOU to Support Certification of Biofuels

Philadelphia, USA: Today at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed an MOU partnership agreement to support the certification of biofuels and endorsement of future low […]

Read More
Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation - CORSIA

ICAO Council adopts new standards to support the implementation of CORSIA

RSB is working with industry leaders to support the implementation of CORSIA – and to go even further in the development of a truly sustainable aviation industry In what we hope will be a big step for aviation and related […]

Read More

RSB Partners Come out Tops in Biofuels Digest #Hot50

As Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference drew to a close last week, Jim Lane’s team released their list of the #Hot50 – the 50 hottest companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy – and RSB was incredibly pleased to see so […]

Read More
RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit

Join: RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit | 20 March 2018

Developing a sustainable aviation industry in Ethiopia and beyond. RSB partners with Boeing to lead the sustainable development of aviation biofuels in Africa   Location:   Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Date:          Tuesday 20th March 2018 Time:  […]

Read More