Webinars

The European wood pellet market for small-scale heating

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 14 March 2017

Presented by Fabian Schipfer
Research associate & Austrian representative for the IEA Bioenergy Task 40
Energy economics group, Technische Universität Wien, Austria


This Webinar summarises the findings of an extensive quantitative wood pellet market analysis based on trade flow data, price developments over time, exchange rate fluctuations and temperature data. The focus lies on the main European small-scale heating countries including Italy, Germany, Sweden, France and Austria since January 2012.

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Algae Bioenergy State of Technology Review

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 25 January 2017

Presented by Lieve L.M. Laurens, Senior Scientist, and Jim McMillan, Chief Engineer both of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Even though algae remain an attractive target for bioenergy applications over the longer term because of their high photosynthetic efficiency, the near-term prospects for primary algae-based energy/fuels production are poor due to the relatively high cost of cultivating and harvesting algae. The past 6 years have nonetheless seen substantial progress in research, development and demonstration of algae-based bioenergy and bio-products. With low fossil fuel prices, the algae-based industry is increasingly focusing on manufacturing higher value (non-fuel/energy) products that can be profitable today. Algal biomass-based co-products can provide the critically needed revenue to reduce the net cost of producing algal-based biofuels. As such, a biorefinery approach appears essential to realize the full value of algal biomass. Progress in minimizing/reducing the energy, water, nutrients and land use footprints of integrated algal-based operations needs to be a primary objective of larger scale demonstrations and future research and development.

 

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Biomass Torrefaction: Technology Status and Commercialisation, Applications for Torrefied Biomass and its Role in Logistics and Trade

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 27 October 2016

Presented by

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Jaap Koppejan                             Marcel Cremers                 Michael Wild                Martin Junginger
Director                                      Senior Consultant              President                     Professor Biobased Economy
Procede BV                                 DNV GL                              IBTC                            Utrecht University

This webinar examines the technical and commercial challenges that have been faced by torrefaction developers over the last few years. It elaborates upon applications and logistics of torrefied biomass, including co-firing with coal as well as other options that are being investigated.

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Cascading of woody biomass: definitions, policies and effects on international trade

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 1 September 2016

Presented by Olle Olsson, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute and Lena Bruce, Business Developer, Sveaskog

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This Webinar aims to inform the debate on cascading through an analysis of the terminology around cascading, and a review of how the concept is framed and implemented in policies of the EU and selected member states. It also discusses potential implications on international bioenergy markets from implementation of the cascading principle.

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Green Gas

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 2 June 2016

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Task Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 37 ‘Energy from Biogas’
Interim Director SFI MaREI, Director of Bioenergy and Biofuels Research, Environmental Research Institute, School of Engineering, University College Cork


This Webinar addresses the topic of Green Gas, looking at co-digestion, relevant technologies for renewable heat, biogas derived from algae and how biogas can be used to facilitate intermittent renewable electricity. It discusses how biogas can be upgraded to biomethane and how surplus electricity can be converted to a methane carrier.

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Bioenergy: is it good for the climate

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 21 April 2016

Presented by Annette Cowie
Task Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 38 ‘Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems’
Principal Research Scientist – Climate, NSW Department of Primary Industries


This Webinar addresses the topic of the climate benefits of bioenergy in the context of the quantification of climate change effects of forest bioenergy systems where due consideration is given to the entire forest landscape and the specific conditions within which the forest system operates.

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Mobilizing Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series – 25 February 2016

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Presented by Tat Smith
Associate Leader IEA Bioenergy Task 43 ‘Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets’
Professor & Dean Emeritus (Forestry), University of Toronto


This Webinar summarises the results of an IEA Bioenergy inter-Task project analyzing prospects for large-scale mobilization of major bioenergy resources. It shows that significant biomass can be mobilized, although challenges identified in the report need to be addressed.

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