As a company with leading knowledge and expertise, we conduct research and testing on biofuels ourselves, to bridge the policy-technology gap. Only then can we say: ‘We’ve tested the feedstock or fuel with our own innovative resources and partners, and these our are findings. What have we learnt? How can we move forward?’
Our Sourcing & Sustainability Manager Ratna Nataliani explains: ‘When we assess a new feedstock, we look into it beyond the environmental aspects or guidelines from voluntary schemes. We take a closer look at the legal, economic and social impacts of each feedstock. We ask ourselves again and again: Is this form of energy really a residue stream? Once we have a reasonably clear idea about the feedstock, and a green light from our Sustainability Board, we commence this quest of the feedstock or the feedstock-based final products.'
Curious how our Sourcing & Sustainability Manager examines new feedstocks? Read her story.