Project partners:                                                                                             Agro Pecuári...
I will not be talking about         How beautiful Jatropha trees and fruits areGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © J...
I will not be talking about         How much money Jatropha business is/will be makingGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Proj...
I will not be talking about         Biofuel vs food or biofuel vs nature discussionsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Projec...
I will not be talking about         International and national biofuel politicsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © J...
I will be talking about        Making progress at business level with sustainability     Project ‘Towards sustainability c...
Why this project?     Reasons for the project:      Fulfilling sustainability criteria has become a market requirement fo...
Why this project?      Moving forward on two pillars                                       A flourishing Jatropha business...
What is the approach and planning of the project?     Activities                                                          ...
Activity 1: Review sustainability standards        List of relevant standards – selection of standards     Agri / feedstoc...
Activity 1: Review sustainability standards        Principles of the RSB standard     P1: Legality                        ...
Activity 1: Methodology development        How producers may use sustainability standardsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund P...
Activity 1: Methodology development        Questionnaires for pilot sustainability (self)-assessmentsGlobal Sustainable Bi...
Activity 3: Data collection        Currently 3 Jatropha growing plantations are involved             Company              ...
Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment        Example of outcome summary of assessmentsExample - tentative outcome su...
Activity 2: Regional embedding        Involvement and consultation of stakeholders     Continuously informed:      Mozamb...
Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment        Preliminary outcomes (1/4)     P1: Legality                            ...
Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment        Preliminary outcomes (2/4)     P1: Legality                            ...
Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment        Preliminary outcomes (3/4)     P1: Legality                            ...
Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment        Preliminary outcomes (4/4)     P1: Legality                            ...
Next steps  1. March: peer review of draft activity 1 report before publication  2. March: invitation to all Mozambican Ja...
Thanks !                                                                                             Jatropha Alliance    ...
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  1. 1. Project partners: Agro Pecuária de Manica Lda Project ‘Towards sustainability certification of Towards Jatropha bio-fuels in Mozambique’: first results Matthias Spöttle – Jatropha Alliance, project manager Alliance Peter Vissers – Partners for Innovation BV, senior partner World Biofuels Markets Congres, Jatropha Focus Panel, 17 March 2010, Amsterdam Project co-financed by:Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 1
  2. 2. I will not be talking about How beautiful Jatropha trees and fruits areGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 2
  3. 3. I will not be talking about How much money Jatropha business is/will be makingGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 3
  4. 4. I will not be talking about Biofuel vs food or biofuel vs nature discussionsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 4
  5. 5. I will not be talking about International and national biofuel politicsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 5
  6. 6. I will be talking about Making progress at business level with sustainability Project ‘Towards sustainability certification of Jatropha bio- fuels in Mozambique’ Project objective  To build up knowledge for future certification of Jatropha bio- fuels through a benchmark pilot sustainability assessment assessment, using existing sustainability criteria frameworks Timeline: Ti li  1 Oct 2009 – 30 Sept 2010Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 6
  7. 7. Why this project? Reasons for the project:  Fulfilling sustainability criteria has become a market requirement for b o ue s biofuels  Jatropha industry has little experience with sustainability standards Reasons for Mozambique as the country of choice: easo s o o a b que t e cou t y o c o ce  Advanced government policy on biofuels  Existing cooperation with 3 Jatropha Alliance members having operations in Mozambique  Suitability of Mozambican situation, soils, climate, population density, availability of unused cultivable land > to grow JatrophaGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 7
  8. 8. Why this project? Moving forward on two pillars A flourishing Jatropha business and sector This project is about moving A thorough and forward on the p positive business sustainability pillar ill case: - Evidence of Thorough results success on sustainability: - Agronomic g - People p research and - Planet support - Profit - Market p development -…Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 8
  9. 9. What is the approach and planning of the project? Activities Q4 Q1Q2Q3 1. Review sustainability standards + methodology X 2. Regional embedding X X X X 3. Data collection X 4. Pilot sustainability assessments X 5. Interaction with standard institutions X 6. Dissemination within the Jatropha Industry X 7. 7 Project management X X X X Overall timeline: 1 Oct 2009 – 30 Sept 2010Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 9
  10. 10. Activity 1: Review sustainability standards List of relevant standards – selection of standards Agri / feedstock standards Biofuel / biomass standards INT – BSI (sugarcane) DE – ISCC 11 INT – Fair Trade 12 EU – RED FQD 5 INT – FSC (wood) INT – Compete 10 INT – Gl b lGAP (agri) 12 GlobalGAP ( i) INT – RSB 16 INT – LEAF (agri) NL – NTA8080 11 INT – RSB Jatropha 2 UK – RTFO 16 INT – RSPO (palm oil) INT – RTRS (soy) ( y) >> We use RSB (and ( INT – SAN / RA (agri) RTFO for GHG calculations)Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 10
  11. 11. Activity 1: Review sustainability standards Principles of the RSB standard P1: Legality P7: Conservation P2: Planning, Monitoring g g P8: Soil and Continuous Improvement P3: Greenhouse Gases P9: Water P4: Human and Labor Rights P10: Air P5: Rural a d Local Development P11: Technology 5 u a and oca e e op e ec o ogy P6: Food Security P12: Land RightsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 11
  12. 12. Activity 1: Methodology development How producers may use sustainability standardsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 12
  13. 13. Activity 1: Methodology development Questionnaires for pilot sustainability (self)-assessmentsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 13
  14. 14. Activity 3: Data collection Currently 3 Jatropha growing plantations are involved Company Province Location Actual size  Target size  Former Land Use (2010) (2015) M1 Elaion Africa Lda Sofala Dondo 65ha 65 ha Bush‐Savanna, charcoal  production M2 Sun Biofuels  Manica Chimoio 2,000 ha 10,000 ha Tobacco Mozambique SA M3 Agro Pecuaria de  Manica Gondola 40ha 40 ha Farm land, probably  Manica Lda PortugueseGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 14
  15. 15. Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment Example of outcome summary of assessmentsExample - tentative outcome summary of the sustainability assessment Site Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Company M1 Elaion M2 Sun M3 AgroPrinciples (P) and criteria C - Testing framwork for sustainable biomass Location Dondo Chimoio GondolaP1 The greenhouse gas balance of the production chain and application of the biomass must be positive.C1.1 The emission reduction of greenhouse gases amounts to at least 30% for biofuels 1.00 1.00 1.00P2 Biomass production must not be at the expense of important carbon sinks in the vegetation and in the soil.C2.1 Conservation of above-ground (vegetation) carbon sinks when biomass units are installed. 0.50 0.25 0.25C2.2 Conservation of underground (soil) carbon sinks when biomass units are installed. 0.50 0.50 0.75P3 Th production of biomass for energy must not endanger the food supply and local biomass applications (energy supply, medicines, building materials). The d ti f bi f t t d th f d l dl l bi li ti ( l di i b ildi t i l )C3.1 Insight into the change of land use in the region of the biomass production unit 1.00 0.75 0.75C3.2 Insight into the change of prices of food and land in the area of the biomass production unit 0.25 0.25 0.25P4 Biomass production must not affect protected or vulnerable biodiversity and will, where possible, have to strengthen biodiversity.C4.1 No violation of national laws and regulations that are applicable to biomass production and the production area. 0.00 0.75 0.75C4.2 In new or recent developments, no deterioration of biodiversity by biomass production in protected areas. 0.25 0.25 0.25C4.3 In new or recent developments, no deterioration of biodiversity in other areas with high biodiversity value, vulnerability or high agrarian, 0.25 0.25 0.25C4.4 In new or recent developments, maintenance or recovery of biodiversity within biomass production units 0.25 0.25 0.25C4.5 Strengthening of biodiversity where this is p g g y possible, during development and by the management of existing p g p y g g production units 0.25 0.25 0.25P5 In the production and processing of biomass the soil and the soil quality are retained or improved.C5.1 No violation of national laws and regulations that are applicable to soil management. 0.75 0.50 0.75C5.2 Best practices must be applied to retain or improve the soil and soil quality. 0.75 0.75 0.75C5.3 The use of residual products must not be at variance with other local functions for the conservation of the soil. 0.50 0.50 0.50P6 In the production and processing of biomass ground and surface water must not be depleted and the water quality must be maintained or improved.C6.1 No violation of national laws and regulations that are applicable to water management. 0.00 0.00 1.00C6.2 Best practices must be applied to restrict the use of water and to retain or improve ground and surface water quality. 1.00 1.00 1.00C6.3 No use must be made of water from non-renewable sources. 0.00 1.00 1.00P7 In the production and processing of biomass the air quality must be maintained or improved.improvedC7.1 No violation of national laws and regulations that are applicable to emissions and air quality. 0.00 0.00 1.00C7.2 Best practices must be applied to reduce emissions and air pollution. 0.75 0.75 0.75C7.3 No burning as part of the installation or management of biomass production units (BPUs). 0.50 0.75 0.75P8 The production of biomass must contribute towards local prosperity.C8.1 Positive contribution of private company activities towards the local economy and activities. 0.00 0.50 0.75P9 The production of biomass must contribute towards the social well-being of the employees and the local population.C9.1 No negative effects on the working conditions of employees. 0.75 0.50 0.75C9.2 No negative effects on human rights g g 0.75 0.75 0.75C9.3 The use of land must not lead to the violation of official property and use, and customary law without the free and prior consent of the s 1.00 0.75 1.00C9.4 Positive contribution to the well-being of local population 0.75 0.50 1.00C9.5 Insight into possible violations of the integrity of the company 0.00 0.25 0.25Total number of criteria with a score > 0.5 10 10 17 Scale: [0] = no compliance or data absent > [1] full complianceGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 15
  16. 16. Activity 2: Regional embedding Involvement and consultation of stakeholders Continuously informed:  Mozambican Ministries of Agriculture, Energy, and Environment  Selected standard organisations: RSB, RTFO  Other stakeholders: CEPAGRI, WWF, Petromoc Mozambican Biofuel Policy working group and Stakeholder Council on Agrofuels GTZ/ProBec Dutch Embassy, University of Wageningen, Agency NL/SenterNovemGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 16
  17. 17. Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment Preliminary outcomes (1/4) P1: Legality P7: Conservation P3 P4 P5 P6 P8 P9 P10 P2: Planning, Monitoring g g P8: Soil and Continuous Improvement No major problems in first checking. P3: Greenhouse Gases P9: Water However, providing adequate P4: Human and Labour Rights P10: Air documentary evidence is not P5: Rural a d Local Development P11: Technology 5 u a and oca e e op e ec o ogy easy. P6: Food Security P12: Land RightsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 17
  18. 18. Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment Preliminary outcomes (2/4) P1: Legality P7: Conservation P1 P2: Planning, Monitoring g g P8: Soil Compliance check and Continuous Improvement ongoing + check on company’s systems P3: Greenhouse Gases P9: Water to ensure compliance. P4: Human and Labor Rights P10: Air Challenging because of broad P5: Rural a d Local Development P11: Technology 5 u a and oca e e op e ec o ogy field covered P6: Food Security P12: Land RightsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 18
  19. 19. Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment Preliminary outcomes (3/4) P1: Legality P7: Conservation P2 P2: Planning, Monitoring g g P8: Soil Companies comply with M ith Mozambican bi and Continuous Improvement ESIA and land right acquisition laws. P3: Greenhouse Gases P9: Water But: B t RSB requires i P4: Human and Labor Rights P10: Air more. P5: Rural a d Local Development P11: Technology 5 u a and oca e e op e ec o ogy Further checking ongoing i P6: Food Security P12: Land RightsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 19
  20. 20. Activity 4: Pilot sustainability assessment Preliminary outcomes (4/4) P1: Legality P7: Conservation P7 Were conservation P2: Planning, Monitoring g g P8: Soil values identified? and Continuous Improvement P11 Emphasis on safe P3: Greenhouse Gases P9: Water use of fertilisers and pesticides d ti id P4: Human and Labor Rights P10: Air P12 P5: Rural a d Local Development P11: Technology 5 u a and oca e e op e ec o ogy Check on DUAT process P6: Food Security P12: Land RightsGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 20
  21. 21. Next steps 1. March: peer review of draft activity 1 report before publication 2. March: invitation to all Mozambican Jatropha businesses to join project 3. 3 March / April: data collection + building up of knowledge with the 3 companies involved 4. May: accept invitation MOZ government to join national workgroup on biofuel it i bi f l criteria 5. May: participation Maputo biofuel conference + continued regional embedding g 6. May / June: pilot sustainability assessments of the 3 companies + workshop lessons learned with 3 companies +++? 7. 7 July / August / September: dissemination of results 8. Overall: develop add projects to support Jatropha industryGlobal Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 21
  22. 22. Thanks ! Jatropha Alliance J t h Alli Matthias Spöttle Project Manager c/o GEXSI, Am Festungsgraben 1 D 10117 Berlin D-10117 Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 (30) 4000 4764-0 Mail: spoettle@jatropha-alliance.org Internet www.jatropha-alliance.org Partners for Innovation BV Peter Vissers Senior Partner Cruquiusweg 20 NL-1019 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands +32 (80) 511 955 (home office) p.vissers@partnersforinnovation.com www.partnersforinnovation.com (A team at the Sun Biofuels plantation, having finised their day)Global Sustainable Biomass Fund Project © Jatropha Alliance & Partners for Innovation 2010 22

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