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  • Biomass/biofuel production is a very broad and complex topicThere are many different types of biomass as well as biofuels, and developing tracking systems that can reliably track the many different fuel production pathways is very important.Pictures from left to right: palm fruits, jatrophafield, coconutshells (2ndgeneration), algaecell
  • The RSB’s GHG methodology is based on previous work conducted by the Swiss Federal Laboratories (EMPA). Specific methodological choices were then made through consultation with a GHG expert group, comprised of an international group of experts in lifecycle assessment of biofuels and greenhouse gases, balancing theoretical best practices with practical considerations. The ecoinvent database is used heavily as a basis for the emissions factors, however whenever possible operator-specific input data is used.The most unique feature of the RSB Tool is that the input data is based on real, operations-level data that can be audited by trained third party verifiers, as opposed to the use of ‘typical values’ as is often common in GHG analysis of biofuel pathways for regulatory purposes (e.g. RFS2 and LCFS).
  • Matthew rudolf, rsb banner sustentabilidade

    1. 1. Matt Rudolf, Regional Manager, Americas<br />29 September 2011<br />
    2. 2. Voluntary standards used to improve production practices in many industry sectors<br />Not all biofuels are the same; certification helps to distinguish between good and bad actors.<br />The Case for Voluntary Certification<br />
    3. 3. Standard Setting: Community Driven<br />Stakeholder meetings held throughout the world<br />Thousands participated in the standards development through in person meetings and electronic discussion<br />
    4. 4. Multi-stakeholder Membership Base<br />
    5. 5. Current RSB Steering Board<br />
    6. 6. RSB Certification Systems: Central Elements<br />Separating these 3 central functions:<br /><ul><li> avoids conflict of interest, and
    7. 7. ensures comprehensive, consistent, credible, transparent, effective and efficient implementation of the different parts of the RSB certification systems</li></ul>Standard Setting<br />RSB Standards<br />Verification<br />Accreditation Body<br />Certification Bodies<br />Implementation<br />RSB Services<br />
    8. 8. Overview of the Certification System<br />Operator<br />decision by the RSB SOE<br />NO <br />Compliance with <br />RSB Standard for Participating Operator<br />application <br />Self Risk Assessment &<br /> Self Evaluation<br />YES <br />Participating Operator<br />reporting of :<br />certificates<br />risk assessments<br />risk management reports<br />self evaluations<br />independent audits<br />Engagement with Certification Body<br />Re-auditing<br />audit planning<br />not compliant<br />independent audit<br />compliant<br />Certificate<br />
    9. 9. Open to Varied Feedstocks and Products<br /><ul><li> Need for feedstock-neutral approach – Biodiesel may be produced from many different feedstocks
    10. 10. Users want to be able to make a claim for a sustainable mix under a single certificate.</li></ul>© Matthew Rudolf<br />© Matthew Rudolf<br />© Sébastien Haye<br />©<br />
    11. 11. Principles for Sustainable Biofuel Production<br /><ul><li>Principle 1: Legality
    12. 12. Principle 2: Planning, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
    13. 13. Principle 3: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    14. 14. Principle 4: Human and Labor Rights
    15. 15. Principle 5: Rural and Social Development
    16. 16. Principle 6: Local Food Security
    17. 17. Principle 7: Conservation
    18. 18. Principle 8: Soil
    19. 19. Principle 9: Water
    20. 20. Principle 10: Air
    21. 21. Principle 11: Use of Technology, Inputs, and Management of Waste
    22. 22. Principle 12: Land Rights </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Based on attributional LCA modeling
    23. 23. IPCC (Tier 1) direct land-use change emissions factors
    24. 24. Ecoinvent database emissions factors for inputs
    25. 25. Co-production allocation by economic value
    26. 26. Global, average fossil fuel baseline
    27. 27. Real operator input data, audited by third parties, across the entire biofuel supply chain</li></ul>Scientifically rigorous approach to GHG Requirements<br />
    28. 28. Participating Operator Concept<br />Participating Operator Concept<br />
    29. 29. Participating Operator Concept<br />Participating Operator Concept<br />Producer Cooperative<br />
    30. 30. Participating Operator Concept<br />Participating Operator Concept<br />Vertically <br />Integrated <br />Supply <br />Chain<br />
    31. 31. Rapid biofuels growth and high commodity prices emphasize the need for credible standards<br />The greatest strength of the RSB standard is its broad stakeholder support in the NGO, public and private sectors<br />RSB Tool includes a user-friendly, freely available, and scientifically credible GHG calculator for biofuels<br />RSB is in the process of beginning its first certification activities now<br />Conclusions and timeline<br />
    32. 32. Matthew Rudolf<br />Regional Manager, Americas<br /> <br /> <br />Thank you!<br />