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Ms Elena Schmidt

Standards Director at the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

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Elena leads the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) standards and policy unit. A crucial part of this work is building consensus in sustainability standards development in partnership with more than 100 organisations and companies from all sectors and all regions of the world.

Elena has 10 years of experience working with biomass, biofuel and biomaterialsustainability standards, greenhouse gas assessments and certification. Prior to the RSB, she worked for an international certification body, where she was responsible for innovation management and programmes related to biofuel sustainability certification, green electricity labels and carbon footprints.

She has also served as a technical advisor at the Alternative Fuels Task Force (AFTF) and Fuel Task Group at the International Civil Aviation Organization, and as a sustainability consultant. She regularly speaks at international conferences.

Elena has two master’s degrees in environmental and political sciences.

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