Australia Ethanol Firm Gets Sustainable Certification

Cindy Zimmerman

An Australian ethanol producer has received the first completed commercial certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB).

The Manildra Group, through its subsidiary Shoalhaven Starches Pty Ltd, produces bioethanol from starchy wastewater generated by their wheat processing facility in New South Wales, Australia. The RSB certification means that “Manildra offers tangible evidence that sustainable biofuels may be efficiently and economically produced at a large scale while adhering to ambitious social and environmental standards.”

The RSB Certification System allows farmers, feedstock processors and biofuel producers to demonstrate that their operations comply with ambitious yet practical safeguards, including, but not limited to, the protection of natural or rare ecosystems, food security, and the respect of human rights
to land, water and decent work conditions, and the management of water resources.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels is a multi‐stakeholder initiative launched and hosted by the Energy Center of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

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