Inter-Task Projects

Objective

Inter-Task Projects 2016-2018

Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains

IEA Inter-Tasks Sustainability Project 2016 is synthesised works of a number of IEA Bioenergy Tasks including Task 37, 38, 39, 40, 42 and 43 with three main objectives:

  1. To provide an overview of calculation methods & tools to assess the sustainability of various biomass and bioenergy supply chains and discuss needs, possibilities and limitations of a global, uniform/harmonized framework.
  2. To compare and assess the legitimacy, including effectiveness and efficiency of a variety of approaches on how to govern and verify sustainability of biomass and bioenergy supply chains in different conditions.
  3. To understand the positions and underlying motivations of stakeholder groups relative to their perceptions of bioenergy and inform dialogues/discussions to avoid misconceptions and gain trust in bioenergy.

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Fuel pretreatment of biomass residues in the supply chain for thermal conversion

This inter-Task project, involving Tasks 32, 33, 34, 36, 40 and 43, aims to demonstrate how existing bioenergy chains can be made more fuel flexible, efficient and cost effective through the application of (a combination of) pretreatment technologies.

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