News and updates from the fast-developing sustainable bioeconomy.


Solaris oil to pave the way for scaling up RSB-certified sustainable local fuel supply in South Africa

2016 saw South African Airways (SAA) perform Africa’s first flight powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant Solaris. It was refined by World Energy Fuels in the USA, supplied by SkyNRG and supported by Boeing. This momentous […]

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INOVYN Launches a New Generation of PVC, with a 100% RSB-Certified Sustainable Supply Chain

The world’s first certification to RSB’s new Advanced Products Standard was announced today, with the launch of INOVYN’s latest generation of PVC with a 100% RSB-certified supply chain. For the production of BIOVYNTM fossil feedstock has been substituted with bio-attributed ethylene […]

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The FPIC-360 Tool for Monitoring and Verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Equitable Origin (EO) and RSB are delighted to have received replication grant funding from the ISEAL Innovation Fund to continue the development of the FPIC-360° tool for monitoring and verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in an EO initiative in partnership […]

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RSB expands footprint in Africa with new projects, members

Reflecting our commitment to regional representation, RSB’s drive for new members across sub-Saharan Africa in the first part of 2019 has seen us welcome 3 new organisations to our community: Solidaridad Network – Southern Africa in South Africa, ICENECDEV (International […]

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New app to reduce the use of highly toxic pesticides

RSB, on behalf of the IPM Coalition, would like to invite you to download and use “Pesticides and Alternatives”, a new app specially designed to support the reduction of the use of highly toxic pesticides. In its first stage, the […]

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RSB works with WWF to showcase the power of smallholder certification in sustainable production in Brazil

Back in 2016 we joined the Cana Sustentável partnership in Brazil with Socicana (the Association of Sugar Cane suppliers of Guariba) to support the implementation of our smallholder standard for a group of sugar cane growers, composed of 11 small […]

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Effective Stakeholder Consultation with RSB

Stakeholder engagement and consultation is a key focus for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials – we know and understand that no process of sustainable development can be truly effective or meaningful without incorporating the voices of community members, civic organisations, […]

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RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit

Event summary: A successful RSB Aviation Biofuel Summit in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa plays host to first RSB African Aviation Biofuel Summit With a delegation of high-profile local and international speakers and nearly 80 attendees representing a broad spectrum of the Ethiopian agricultural, biofuel and aviation industries, including 4 state ministers, […]

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RSB supports Selokong Sa Dimelana: developing smallholders

Sponsored by the Boeing Corporate Global Citizenship Program, the RSB is supporting Selokong Sa Dimelana (SSD), meaning rich soil, which works with emerging and smallholder farmers in rural Limpopo, South Africa, to grow castor trees and harvest their beans. The […]

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