Country

USA

Date

21/03/2013

Entity

NRDC

Product

Biofuels

Category

Sustainability

Summary

​NRDC initiates an Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Survey

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has just released its inaugural survey that provides analysis focused on airlines that have used, or say they are planning to use, biofuels in their operations. A yearly update of this survey is planned.

The survey consists of a questionnaire which was sent to 22 airlines, over which 12 anwsered. Of those 12, 11 are members of SAFUG.

Two airlines have committed to buy only fuels certified by the RSB. One airline use another certification scheme. Seven airlines reported that that they monitor the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of their fuel, two having assessed the potentiel indirect land use change risk.

As the development of aviation biofuels was still in its infancy, the airlines have not been named in the survey but NRDC says it is the first step in an ongoing effort to measure, monitor and communicate on the use of both sustainable biofuels and sustainability certification by airlines.

NRDC concludes that airlines must now commit to applying RSB certification, or another equivalent standard, in their aviation biofuel sourcing.

Link to NRDC survey

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