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RSB Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform

The RSB Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform is a cross-sectoral membership platform that brings together industry, civil society, academia and other engaged stakeholders to navigate the complexity of the biomass policy landscape. Members will build and share knowledge, and be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of how biomass policies and incentives outside of their own sectors may impact feedstock sourcing decisions within their own.

With a focus on primary biomass feedstock, the platform is further a place to collaborate and co-create informed and effective positions – grounded in sustainability best practice – to support policy-makers to achieve consistency and ensure that the full potential of the bioeconomy is realised for both people and the planet.

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About the RSB Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform

RSB’s Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform is open to RSB members, who are invited to join the platform as part of the many benefits of RSB membership.

Why a policy platform?

To accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and bio-based circular economy, businesses must make bold investment decisions in shifting to new feedstocks and technologies. However, the multitude of policies evolving in different sectors – such as aviation, chemicals, consumer goods and shipping – makes decision-making complex.

The Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform provides a central place to bring together all those who are impacted by the complex policy landscape to build knowledge and expertise on matters that most impact them, while also developing white papers and positions to advance consistent best-in-class sustainability into the policy arena.


Since its launch on 28th November 2022, the RSB Sustainable Biomass Policy Platform has conducted initial scoping activities.

Three online meetings with SBPP members were held to define next steps, key priority topics, and identify the policies that will be under analysis:

  • 18th April 2023
  • 16th May 2023
  • 5th September 2023

A short training program is currently being developed to induct SBPP members on the key policies under review, clarify their aims and scope, and present potential improvements that could be made.

The first in-person meeting for SBPP members will be held in Cincinnati, USA, in 7th Feb 2024.

RSB Approach

RSB’s multi-stakeholder membership community is here to support organisations — including industry, civil society, academia and government — to create a just and sustainable transition towards a net-zero carbon, circular and bio-based economy by:

  • Developing new knowledge and solutions
  • Sharing wisdom in a pre-competitive space
  • Shaping revisions to the standard and certification system

All RSB platforms and working groups are conducted in-line with our anti-trust policy and follow an established anti-trust procedure to ensure that our work is in line with best practice in competition law.

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Key people

Nicola Noponen

Technical Director

Nicola is responsible for the development of new RSB standards and procedures, and the continuous improvement of existing ones. This involves interaction with RSB’s membership, scientific experts, and stakeholder community to ensure that the RSB standards rely on solid science and state-of-the-art practices in standards development. Nicola also leads RSB’s engagement with the chemicals and […]

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Alex Ehrenhaus

Projects Director

Alex is RSB’s Projects Director, working closely with the Executive Director and the wider Leadership Team to review and design strategies, goals and milestones that are instrumental to developing RSB’s Advisory Services. Alex first joined RSB as our Sustainable Feedstock Expert, and was then promoted to the Leadership Team as Projects Director, starting January 2024. […]

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Hannah Walker

Outreach & Engagement Director

As Outreach & Engagement Director, Hannah is responsible for all outreach and engagement activities at the RSB, as well as a member of the leadership team. She oversees the development of RSB’s membership community, the creation of events throughout the year and the roll out of RSB’s communication and marketing activities. She also leads RSB’s […]

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