biofuel sustainability certification News

  • SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia

    SCS Global Services has announced the expansion of its biofuel certification services in Southeast Asia. The veteran third-party environmental certification body will now conduct audits under the International Sustainability & Carbon ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Making biofuels production more sustainable

    International Environmental Organizations' Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, launched its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, ...

  • Certification system for sustainable biomass production

    The first results of the pilot project started in 2008 and backed by the Federal Ministry for Agriculture were presented at the sustainable certification event in Berlin in February. 'We are already importing some biomass for biofuels. In future use of biomass for energy production should only be encouraged if it has been produced in an environmentally friendly way,' said secretary of state Gert ...


  • SCS Global Services Issues First Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification in Northern Hemisphere to Global Clean Energy Holdings

     SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has issued Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification to Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCEH), a California-based producer of non-food based biofuels, biomass and renewable chemical feedstocks. They are the first North American company to achieve RSB ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • SCS is First U.S. Certification Body Recognized under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) System

     Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) is the first certification body in the United States to be accredited by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) biofuel certification system. SCS has been approved ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Palm oil ‘sustainability’ certification by European Commission will increase emissions and threaten peatlands

    Wetlands International is deeply concerned about the European Commission's announced approval of a biofuel sustainability scheme for palm oil certified by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This development will open the EU doors to palm oil under the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) without any guarantees that this will contribute to climate change mitigation or safeguard forests ...


    By Wetlands International

  • NRDC Report Helps Guide Major Fuel Buyers to Sustainable Biofuels Procurement

    Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • Piedmont Biofuels is Certified by SCS Global Services Under the Prestigious Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Program

     Piedmont Biofuels of Pittsboro, North Carolina has been certified under the internationally recognized Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Program following a third-party assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS).  Piedmont Biofuels collects used cooking oil from restaurants in the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Dynamic Fuels earns RSB certification

    This was announced today by The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production. The audit was conducted by DNV Business Assurance. The RSB certification encompasses Dynamic Fuels’ Geismar, Louisiana plant, located near Baton Rouge, ...

  • Roundtable reveals international biofuel standard

    Biofuels offer the promise of a low-carbon fuel that could power vehicles and stimulate the world's rural economies. Yet biofuels are also among the most vilified of environmental technologies. Ethanol refineries are not always clean. The labor on biofuel farms is not always fair. The diversion of feedstocks from food to fuel may be driving up global commodity prices. And the forests, fields, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Biofuel production `needs ethical policies`

    Existing biofuel policies in developing countries encourage unethical practices and offer few incentives to develop new, more ethical technologies, a major report has concluded. "The rapid expansion of biofuels production in the developing world has led to problems such as deforestation and the displacement of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Al Gore Supports Biofuels Industry

    Al Gore confirmed today his participation at the World Biofuels Markets Congress at the Brussels Expo Centre, Belgium 6-9 March 2007. Well known for his stance on climate change he is keen to show his support to this fledgling green industry, as it grows rapidly towards it's 2nd/3rd generation cycles and enables a true bio-economy. World Biofuels Markets is widely regarded as the premier ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Air China Completes First Sustainable Biofuel Flight Using Pratt & Whitney PW4000 94- inch Engines

    Air China, in partnership with Boeing, Honeywell UOP, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, PetroChina and Pratt & Whitney, today completed a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel derived from biomass grown in China. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. ...


  • A comprehensive round up of advanced biofuels in US

    In California, major announcements from Rentech, SG Biofuels and Bunge at Advanced Biofuels Markets in San Francisco. In contrast to the “five years away” and subsidy-driven discussions that framed advanced biofuels conversations just two years ago, CEOs are widely reporting that they expect their companies to reach commercial scale within 12-36 months, with costs in the $0.75 to ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • UK MPs call for moratorium on EU biofuel targets

    The UK Parliament's Select Committee on Environmental Audit has just published its first report on the sustainable use of biofuels. Below Environmental Expert publishes the conclustions and recommendations of this report, which calls for stricter standards in the production of biofuels to prevent environmental damage, calling for a moratorium on EU biofuel targets in the meantime: 1.  Biofuels ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Biofuels an important step in achieving a greener aviation industry

    Aircraft emissions, ground transportation and related travel in the airline and airports business contribute to air pollution and global warming, and carbon reduction in this area has long been an area of research. In 2008 alone, U.S. passenger and cargo airline operations required 16.1 billion gallons or approximately 382.4 million barrels of jet fuel. Commercial aviation consumes 3.0 million ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Shell and Cosan: Fuelling a Lower-Carbon Future With Biofuels

    Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raizen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets. To view the Multimedia News Release, ...


  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Boeing-COMAC Technology Center Announces First Biofuel Research Project

     A newly formed technology center created by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has announced that Hangzhou Energy Engineering & Technology, Co., Ltd., (HEET) will conduct the center's first research project. HEET, a company with experience developing alternative energy technologies, will focus on ways to convert discarded cooking oil into a component of ...


    By The Boeing Company

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