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RSB EU Red Fuel Certification

Find documents related to the application of RSB's Standard to fuels produced according to the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) requirements.

Consolidated RSB EU RED Standard for Operators taking part in RSB Certification Systems (Participating Operators)

Reference code: RSB-STD-11-001-30-001 Version: 3.2 Date: June 2016

The RSB EU RED Standard for Participating Operators sets out the conditions operators shall meet when taking part in RSB's EU RED certification system. Operators taking part in RSB certification systems are referred to as ‘Participating Operators’ (POs). POs have control over, and take full responsibility for, all operations, processes, activities and sites in connection with putting RSB standards in place at all times. This standard also describes the role of the RSB Secretariat.


Consolidated RSB EU RED Standard on waste and residues

Reference code: RSB-STD-11-001-01-010 Version: 1.2 Date: February 2018

RSB's EU RED Standard on Waste and Residues aims to ensure that the use of waste and residues for biofuel production is appropriately addressed within the RSB certification system, by ensuring that negative environmental, social and economic impacts related to their use are minimised and that the requirements upon participating operators are appropriate. An additional intent is that waste and residues are verified back to their origin, as per EC Communication Ares(2014)3359578 from 10/10/2014.


RSB EU RED Standard for Traceability (Chain of Custody)

Reference code: RSB-STD-11-001-20-001 Version: 3.6 Date: February 2018

RSB's EU RED Standard for Traceability aims to ensure that Participating Operators put in place a robust and transparent chain of custody system that provides traceability for the RSB EU RED and/or EU RED Certified Material (e.g. biomass, chemical intermediaries, biofuel, etc.) acquired from and/or delivered to other operators in the supply chain. This standard also aims to ensure that sustainability claims based on compliance with RSB standards only accompany material that is acquired, handled, and forwarded by RSB certified operators according to the requirements included in this standard.


RSB Principles & Criteria

Reference code: RSB-STD-01-001 Version: 3 Date: November 2016

The RSB Principles & Criteria is the core document of the RSB Standard sets out the general requirements for operations producing, converting and processing biomass, advanced fuels, products and biomaterials. This standard applies to all operators taking part in the RSB certification system as individual or groups of economic operators (e.g. a group of farmers), with the exception of traders who are not involved in the production, processing or transformation of biomass or any of its derivatives.


RSB Procedure for Communication and Claims

Reference code: RSB-PRO-50-001 Version: 3.5 Date: November 2020

RSB's Procedure on Communications and Claims sets out the requirements Participating Operators must meet when using the RSB trademarks (e.g. RSB name, RSB logo, RSB Strapline, RSB on-product label) and compliance claims in association with certified products (“product-related claims”), as well as in general communication.


RSB Procedure for Risk Management

Reference code: RSB-PRO-60-001 Version: 3.2 Date: January 2020

RSB's Procedure for Risk Management aims to make sure that Participating Operators identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor the risk(s) related to their operations while putting in place RSB standards and procedures.


RSB Standard for EU market access

Reference code: RSB-STD-11-001 Version: 3.2 Date: February 2018

The RSB Standard for EU Market Access specifies the requirements for operations producing, converting, processing, trading and using biomass/biofuels/bioliquids which have to be met in the RSB EU RED certification system to be compliant with the EU sustainability criteria for Biofuels and bioliquids, as defined in the EU Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED) and the EU Directive 2009/30/EC, which revises the EU Directive 98/70/EC (FQD).