Skip to main content

Table 5 Selected major existing bioenergy certification schemes in different parts of the world

From: Integrating policy, market, and technology for sustainability governance of agriculture-based biofuel and bioeconomic development in the US

Program/membershipType of bioenergy certifiedGeographic concentrationCurrent statusMembers
Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) [64]Cellulosic biofuels and feedstockUS (originally)Developed in 2012, never implementedMeridian institute
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) [72]AllGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholdersa
International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)b [73]AllGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholders
Biomass Biofuels Sustainability Voluntary Scheme (2BSvs)b [74]AllGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholders
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)c [75]Palm oil-based biofuelsGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholders
Bonsucro Production Standard (Bonsucro)c [76]Sugarcane-based biofuelsGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholders
Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) [77]Soy-based biofuelsGlobalImplementedMultiple stakeholders
  1. aIncluding a subset of businesses/industry, non-government organizations (NGOs), academics/research institutions, and government organizations
  2. bFocusing on meeting the regulatory requirements of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) [78]
  3. cLife-cycle assessment (LCA) greenhouse gas emissions have been included in a version of the system adapted to show compliance with the RED [78]