11 Juni 2014

Ennovor First in UK to Earn RSB Sustainability Certification

Ennovor Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME) biodiesel

Geneva, 5 June 2014 – “As an international certification system, RSB is appropriate for any feedstock in any country thus works very well along the entire supply chain,” says David Frohnsdorff, CEO of Ennovor. “The RSB certification will enable Ennovor to demonstrate strict compliance with EU and international sustainability standards”.

“Ennovor’s commitment to feedstock traceability fits very well with the robust RSB approach to waste verification. We are very pleased that Ennovor has chosen RSB to demonstrate the sustainability and greenhouse gas savings of their biodiesel and that RSB-certified waste-based biodiesel will be now be available in the UK,” said Rolf Hogan, RSB’s Executive Secretary.

Ennovor is one of Europe’s largest sustainable biodiesel producers. It uses an online ‘digital chain of custody’ record for every consignment of biofuel it trades. Ennovor’s focus is on converting natural and recovered oil and fats, such as used cooking oil (UCO) recovered through its global supply chain, into UCOME biodiesel.

The RSB is a European Commission approved system for the certification of biomaterials including biofuels. Based on 12 key principles, RSB provides a holistic approach towards sustainability assurance, covering social, environmental, economic and operational aspects in its analysis.

A recent report by the World Wide Fund (WWF) ranked RSB as the best performing scheme out of the 13 schemes included in the analysis. According to the IUCN, the RSB standard has been identified to cover “more sustainability criteria, with greater detail, and with more breath in terms of level of assurance than any of the other Voluntary sustainability schemes.”

About RSB

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global sustainability standard and voluntary certification system for biomaterials production. The RSB standard represents a consensus of over 100 organizations around the world including farmers, refiners, governments, UN agencies and NGOs. It is designed to ensure the sustainability of biomaterials production while providing user-friendly tools for industry to demonstrate compliance. RSB certification validates sustainable production including greenhouse gas emission reductions, respect for human rights, protection of biodiversity and water and maintenance of food security. RSB is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, which defines codes of good practices for standard-setting organisations. To find out more about RSB’s standard, membership, or certification.

About Ennovor Group

Ennovor Group is a sustainable fuels company and is part of the Black Pearl Capital Group. Our existing portfolio includes a vertically integrated biofuels company, which has full control of its supply chain through to its biodiesel production. Established in 2010, we are rapidly becoming one of Europe’s leading biofuels producers. Our current production capacity exceeds 100,000MT annually, making us one of the largest biofuel processors in the UK. Our target is to become one of the largest sustainable biodiesel producers globally, and we are committed to increasing our global capacity to 400,000MT by mid-2015.

Source: Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels, press release, 2014-06-05.

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