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EU-based Nidera earns RSB cert for UCO biodiesel

The sustainability certification includes Nidera's trading operations and its 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Spain
By Ron Kotrba | September 22, 2015

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials announced Sept. 22 that Rotterdam-based Nidera has earned the RSB certification for production and trading of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO). Founded in 1920 in Rotterdam and now active in more than 18 countries, Nidera is a global commodity service and solutions provider for ag markets.

The scope of the certification includes Nidera’s trading operations and its 30 MMgy biodiesel facility in Huesca, Spain, called Biodiesel Aragon.

Providing a holistic approach towards sustainability assurance, RSB says its program is recognized by nongovernmental organizations as the “most comprehensive and ambitious” biomaterials sustainability certification program in the world, covering social, environmental and operational aspects.

Bert Ooms, Nidera’s group communications manager, said, “We were very pleased to work with RSB to certify UCO biodiesel produced at the Biodiesel Aragon facility. We are very happy to have a new option available for the certification of sustainable biofuels and waste materials.”

Rolf Hogan, Executive Director of RSB said, “Nidera and Biodiesel Aragon have chosen RSB to demonstrate the sustainability of their biodiesel production from used cooking oil. This shows a high level of commitment to sustainability in their operations.”