Biomass Supplies becomes first operation in Southeast Asia to earn RSB certification

Jatropha and pineapple intercropping in Guatemala © Matt Rudolf, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
ISEAL full member Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has issued its first certification in Southeast Asia to Biomass Supplies.

Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned RSB certification for biomass produced from branches pruned from live fences of Gliricidia trees. The certification covers Biomass Supplies’ work with 30,000 small farmers who have planted 60 million new trees on their fences. Biomass Supplies is the first operation in Southeast Asia to earn RSB certification and the first smallholder project to become RSB certified in Asia. Sustainability, traceability, and accreditation will enable Biomass Supplies to command fair prices which in turn will provide local farmers with a better income.

To read the full release, visit RSB's website