Campaigns Questioning the Use of Woody Biomass for Energy are missing Key Facts

There are concurrent media campaigns and publications questioning the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production. Several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems, and associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation of forests, even permanent deforestation, and “the burning of trees”.

Emerging Gasification Technologies for Waste & Biomass

Gasification is a flexible thermal conversion process with wide-ranging applications in sectors such as heat and power generation, transport fuel and chemicals production. This report, developed by IEA Bioenergy Task 33, provides a closer examination of a number of emerging gasification technologies, i.e. technologies that are novel or have different characteristics than state-of-the-art gasification technologies.

Expectation and Implementation of Flexible Bioenergy in Different Countries

This report, produced by IEA Bioenergy Task 44 (Flexible Bioenergy and System Integration), gives an overview of the status, approaches and expectations of flexible bioenergy in 11 different countries, thereby also considering drivers and barriers. The countries are: Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

The Role of Renewable Transport Fuels in Decarbonizing Road Transport

In the light of climate change, there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies.

Biofuels for the Marine Shipping Sector

An overview and analysis of sector infrastructure, fuel technologies and regulations.

Advanced Biofuels – Potential for Cost Reduction

The report analyses the reduction scope for the production costs of a range of advanced biofuels and identifies under what conditions they could become affordable.

An International Collaboration in Bioenergy

IEA Bioenergy’s vision is to achieve a substantial bioenergy contribution to future global energy demands by accelerating the production and use of environmentally sound, socially accepted and cost-competitive bioenergy on a sustainable basis, thus providing increased security of supply whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy use.

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Deployment of bio-CCS: case studies

Substantial amounts of ‘negative emission’ initiatives (= extracting CO2 from the atmosphere) may be required if global climate change is to be limited to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels,...

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