May 4, 2018

UPM Biofuels Receives First RSB Low ILUC Risk Certification

By Lynn L. Bergeson On April 24, 2018, UPM Biofuels announced that its crude tall oil (CTO) feedstock for BioVerno renewable fuels had received the first ever RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. This certificate confirms that the amount of CTO used to make BioVerno is sustainable and not diverted from other uses, resulting in little to no ILUC risk. Rolf Hogan, Executive Director of RSB, said of the...
June 9, 2017

UPM Announces RSB Certification For Wood-Based Biofuels

By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On May 29, 2017, UPM Biofuels announced that its BioVerno renewable diesel and BioVerno sidestream products, including naptha, turpentine, and pitch, received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB).  BioVerno renewable diesel is manufactured from crude tall oil, a residue of pulp production.  The RSB Certification evaluates the sustainability of biobased products against 12 principles that have been approved by non-governmental...
April 22, 2016

Weekly Roundup of Other Biobased News

? Federal Aviation Administration, "New Alternative Jet Fuel Approved" ? Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, "New 'EA' Biomass Pretreatment Cuts Enzyme Use, Boosts Biofuel Production" ? UCLA Newsroom, "Major Advance in 'Synthetic Biochemistry' Holds Promise for Industrial Products and Biofuels" ? DSM, "DSM Expands Its Bio-Based Portfolio with ForTii Eco" ? Nordic Paper, "Production Test Factory For Fossil Free Fuel Is Built In...