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Biofuel sustainability performance guidelines

This document was prepared to help address these questions by proposing guidelines that define a suite of voluntary biofuel sustainability performance indicators and can be used to inform best-value procurement decisions. These guidelines propose a sustainability framework composed of pillars, criteria, and indicators of protective performance reflective of the relevant U.S. laws, regulations, best practices, and policies as well as international norms (in the case of imported products).2 Key attributes of credible standards and systems are introduced and later applied to evaluate existing biofuel sustainability certification schemes. The results of an initial evaluation of existing biofuel feedstock and production sustainability certification systems are presented at the conclusion of these guidelines as a quick reference for consideration in public and private sector biofuel investments and procurements