BIODEX-SA First in Tunisia to Earn RSB Certification

GENEVA - March 14, 2016 - PRLog -- BIODEX-SA, a company based in Tunisia, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production of biodiesel. BIODEX-SA is the first company to collect waste oils and transform them into biodiesel in Africa, as well as the first in Tunisia to earn RSB certification.

The BIODEX-SA, biodiesel plant converts used cooking oil to biodiesel, which is then sold to the European market.

RSB's Executive Director, Rolf Hogan said "We are delighted to add Biodex to the RSB certified companies already producing biofuel in Africa. We welcome their commitment to using waste materials and to processing them with the highest environmental and social standards, as required by the RSB Standard".

"BIODEX-SA is proud to be the first RSB certified organization in Tunisia. RSB certification shows BIODEX-SA's commitment to respecting the sustainability criteria of waste and the environment," said Pr. Dr. Mounir Bezzarga, BIODEX-SA's CEO.

RSB is recognized by NGOs as the "most comprehensive and ambitious (" biomaterials sustainability certification program in the world. A global coalition that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and inter-governmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biomaterials production and processing, RSB provides a holistic approach towards sustainability assurance, covering social, environmental and operational aspects.

About RSB

RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) is an independent and global multistakeholder coalition which works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials. RSB's user-friendly certification scheme is the strongest and most trusted of its kind.  It verifies that biomaterials are ethical, sustainable and credibly-sourced. The certification is approved by RSB's members, including leading NGOs and UN agencies. RSB members work across sectors to set global best practice for sustainable biomaterial production. Choosing RSB-certified biomaterials helps build trust and credibility in the bio-based sector and supports a healthy bio-based community.


BIODEX-SA is the first project of valorization of used vegetable oils into biodiesel in Africa with innovative technology. It is committed to respecting the environment by producing a biofuel that has the highest level of greenhouse gas savings. National organizations such as ANGed, ANME, ANPE and international organizations such as the GiZ expressed their esteem for our project that meets international standards.

Ms. Helena Tavares Kennedy
RSB Communications Director
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