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Tasma Bioenergy first to achieve RSB certification in Indonesia

PT Tasma Bioenergy Indonesia, a biomass energy company, has recently attained certification to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) most robust sustainability standard. In doing so it has become the first company in Indonesia to demonstrate the high levels of social and environmental sustainability and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions required by RSB.

Tasma Bioenergy specialises in providing biomass-based steam, electricity, and cooling to industrial clients on a build own and operate (BOO) model. The company sought to demonstrate their commitment using the most credible approach to sustainability in the bioeconomy available – the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

Applying RSB’s groundbreaking Standard for Advanced Fuels – which enables the certification of production residues by defining an approach for the specific sustainability risks and traceability factors at play – to their production of steam energy from agricultural and industrial waste materials, enables Tasma Bioenergy to assure their customers that they are selling truly sustainable energy for other industrial processes.

Sustainability is inherent to our business model and the right thing to do. RSB offers Tasma a great platform to foster customer trust by verifying our commitment to sustainable operations, said Harshad Bhat, Vice President at Tasma Bioenergy.

Companies procuring energy from Tasma Bioenergy can be certain of their robust, verified sustainability practices and real greenhouse gas savings. Passing this sustainable best practice on to their clients, Tasma is providing an excellent solution for industrial processors looking to demonstrate sustainability in their supply chain.

In a typical project, Tasma can produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of approximately 90 percent for its clients.

Rolf Hogan. Executive Director, RSB

“We are thrilled to issue this new certification to Tasma Bioenergy in Indonesia – who are demonstrating that with the right leadership the bioeconomy in that region can thrive sustainably. By producing energy for other industrial operators, Tasma is helping to build more sustainable supply chains across the region and we look forward to seeing their business continue to thrive,” said Rolf Hogan, Executive Director of RSB in a statement.

RSB is the world’s most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standards for the sustainable economy. It is one of the European Commission’s approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria.

RSB’s is the first standard to develop a credible approach for the use of production waste and residues – including from non-biogenic sources – for fuels and products.

The RSB standard has been developed and approved by its many stakeholders, including social and environmental NGOs, UN agencies, academia, and industry, ensuring it is a uniquely practical and credible approach for building a sustainable economy.

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