SCS Global Services certifies 2 companies that use biofuel-based technologies

5 December 2013

SCS Global Services said it has announced the successful certification of two companies utilizing biofuel-based technologies designed to advance the aviation industry beyond its dependency on conventional fossil fuels.

The certifications, based on standards set by the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), were issued to: Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd., which earned sustainability certification for the conversion of waste steel mill gases to sustainable biofuels at the joint venture´s facility in China, and PGF Biofuels, which received certification for the production of carinata, an oilseed crop ideally suited for use as a cleaner, lower-carbon fuel.

“LanzaTech´s capture and fermentation of waste gases, and PGF Biofuel´s sustainable production and harvesting of oilseed crops, each provide a glimpse of the future of aviation fueling,” said Stowe Beam, managing director of environmental certification services at SCS.

SCS is accredited by the RSB to conduct third-party assessments of biofuel operations. It deploys interdisciplinary teams of natural resource specialists and other experts to collect and analyze written materials, conduct interviews with participating operator´s staff and key stakeholders, and complete field and office audits of the operations. Upon completion of this fact-finding phase, the team determines compliance to the RSB principles and criteria. Qualifying companies are authorized to use the RSB logo along with the SCS Kingfisher certification mark. The company´s website is at www.scsglobalservices.com

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