News and updates from the fast-developing sustainable bioeconomy.


ICENECDEV Joins Humanitarian Call to Halt Nature Loss

RSB member ICENECDEV has joined with developmental and humanitarian organisations around the world to call on governments and heads of state to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and put nature and ecosystems on a path to recovery by 2030. The […]

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RSB, SA Canegrowers Research Points to SAF Potential in South Africa

RSB has been working with the South African Canegrowers Association (SA Canegrowers) to identify opportunities for South African sugarcane ethanol to access local and international biofuels markets, particularly for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).  The South African sugarcane industry is looking to […]

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RSB Publishes TOR for Development of a SAF Roadmap for Ethiopia

RSB is looking for a consultant and/or a consortium of consultants and interested parties to develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) roadmap for Ethiopia in close collaboration with a group of Ethiopian stakeholders, which have been organised into a SAF […]

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Ethiopian Sustainable Biofuel Future Scenario at a glance

As part of the Fuelling the Sustainable Bioeconomy powered by Boeing’s Global Engagement Portfolio, RSB gathered a group of key stakeholders in the Ethiopian bioeconomy to examine and uncover strategies and scenarios for the future development of a sustainable biofuels […]

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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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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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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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Sunchem, Project Solaris Case Study Published

Download RSB’s case study about Certified Operator, Sunchem and Project Solaris. Read about how this project is making a difference in the Limpopo Province in South Africa, both environmentally with at least 50% GHG emissions savings, and socially with improving […]

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