Richard Palmer Named Newest Board Member of RSB Services Foundation
Biofuels Certification Provider Adds Global Clean Energy Holdings CEO to Board
McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuel production, is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Palmer is the newest Board member of RSB Services Foundation.
Mr. Palmer is President and CEO of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc., a multi-national biofuels and renewable chemicals feedstock developer. He is also a Trustee and President of the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming, a non-profit research center focused on the development of sustainable energy farming practices. Mr. Palmer has over 30 years of senior level management experience where he has brought insight and innovation to diverse companies across the energy industry. He was educated at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, holds two Business Management Certificates, and is an active member of both the American Council on Renewable Energy and the American Society of Plant Biologists.
“Richard’s biofuels, renewable chemicals and sustainable energy farming experience, as well as his recent experience undergoing RSB certification for Global Clean Energy Holdings, will benefit the entire organization with a different perspective of someone who has gone through certification and who is on the forefront of the biofuels industry” says Mitch Hawkins, RSB Services’ Board Chair. “His insight will help our certification system remain innovative and proactive in this rapidly evolving field.”
“I have been very impressed with the comprehensiveness and usability of the RSB Standard since I was introduced to it over a year ago”, says Richard Palmer. “I am convinced that RSB will become THE world standard for biofuel feedstock growers, processors and end users. In a very short time it has already been embraced by a broad range of major stakeholders across multiple industries. I am both proud and honored to have the opportunity to work with RSB Services’ board and management to help guide them through the next stages of development and adoption.”
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification system helps farmers, feedstock processors and biofuel producers prove their sustainability to the world. Certified entities demonstrate that their operations comply with ambitious yet practical safeguards, including, but not limited to, the protection of natural or rare ecosystems, food security, and the respect of human rights to land, water and decent work conditions, and the management of water resources. With unmatched NGO support, global market compatibility across all feedstocks, practical guidance and tools for an ongoing sustainability system, RSB Services Foundation helps entities manage their risk and increase shareholder confidence in their business.
For general inquiries about RSB Certification, please contact info(at)rsbservices(dot)org or visit http://www.rsbservices.org
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