Legislation and Certification schemes for Biofuels are currently emerging, like the global RSB-certification and mineral oil tax exemption for biofuels of national authorities (CH, UK, NL, D, California …). These certification schemes include a range of life cycle-based indicators (GHG, Air quality, eutrophication, etc.), that are complex to evaluate.
This tool is designed for a rapid assessment of environmental impacts of individual biofuels by combining key factors of the individual production chain with life cycle data from ecoinvent-reference data sets. It enables producers from south countries to check the compatibility of their biofuels production with sustainability certification criteria. It allows facilitating the access to the international market for biofuels’ producers in emerging countries, and therefore contribute to a more sustainable implementation of biofuels production.