Every single day, billions of journeys are made on roads around the world. Carrying people, food, essential products, freight and more, vehicles of all sizes transverse millions of kilometers to keep the global economy turning. The search for energy security tied to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has become a global priority in recent decades – and ground transport via road, which currently contributes over 70% of total transport emissions, is a major frontier in this search. Bio-based and advanced fuels for ground transport offer the potential to reduce many of the harmful social and environmental impacts associated with the sector, while reducing GHG emissions.
With its huge global footprint, the ground transport sector is looking to some key interventions to achieve its sustainability goals.
The sector is looking for solutions today.
Using waste as a feedstock to supply the energy for the transportation sector has the potential to increase circularity and dramatically decrease pressure on natural resources and reduce environmental impacts, particularly those associated with fossil resource extraction.
The ground transport sector is dominated by fossil fuels producing huge volumes of greenhouse gas emissions. Using fuel alternatives – particularly from bio-based and recycled sources – the sector can radically decarbonise without major technological interventions required.
New technologies for the transportation sector hold great promise for long-term decarbonisation, efficiency and sustainability. Promising technologies include hydrogen and fuel-cells, advanced fermentation and hydro-treatment, steam gasification and other thermochemical processes.
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 in supporting the ground transport sector, we can deliver clear benefits and value to partners across the supply chain.
RSB’s Global Fuel Certification ensures environmental and social benefits, including zero deforestation; a verified and robust GHG emission reduction; and traceability from the feedstock source to the final customer.
Certification against RSB EU RED includes compliance with the requirements of the European Renewable Energy Directive and operators can register with Nabisy.
RSB’s approach enables credible claims on fuel sustainability, unlocking markets and assisting operators to demonstrate compliance with regulations as well as their progress towards climate and other goals, including SDGs.
RSB enables the certification of fuels made from:
RSB’s approach to waste and residues in its Standard for Advanced Fuels ensures robust traceability for wastes and residues, as well as real sustainability in processing units with a particular focus on the specific risks in play at these facilities – such as management of water and effluents.
The Standard for Advanced Fuels ensures that producers of non-traditional alternative fuels – such as those produced from fossil fuel waste – are able to achieve RSB’s rigorous sustainability certification.
This approach can support the ground transport industry to overcome many of the challenges associated with 1st generation biofuels – such as ILUC and GHG emissions, biodiversity and food security – and supports innovative solutions for the next generations of sustainable alternative aviation fuels.
By creating solutions to ensure the sustainability of evolving bio-based and circular production, agricultural and energy systems, RSB is helping to drive a just transition to a net positive world.
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.