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Canadian Company RSB Certification for Oilseed Crop

23 December 2013

CANADA - PGF Biofuels, in conjunction with Paterson Grain, has become the first Canadian organisation to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification.

The certification is for Resonance carinata, an oilseed crop well adapted to production in semi-arid regions with an oil profile PGF says is ideally suited for use in the renewable aviation and biodiesel fuel industries.

Andrew B. Paterson, CEO of PGF Biofuels, states: "RSB certification will now allow us to access a number of global markets for carinata oil, which can be converted into renewable aviation fuel or biodiesel.

"As the airline industry works towards reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by the year 2020 it is using the RSB certification as its standard to ensure that procured renewable aviation fuel is produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.

"PGF Biofuels is continuing to advance development of this industrial oilseed crop, which has strong genetic properties, and is looking forward to scaling-up production throughout western Canada and the northern United States."

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