IEA Bioenergy Conference 2021

Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality. Online, 29 November – 9 December 2021.

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.

Technologies for Flexible Bioenergy

The increasing share of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic systems and wind turbines, of which electricity production depends on weather conditions, leads to a need for more flexibility and controllability of other energy sources, energy carriers and energy storage devices. Flexibility can be defined from different perspectives, such as from system, process or component level perspective.

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.

Progress in the Commercialization of Biojet / Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Sustainable Aviation Fuels will have to play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. However, to date, commercialization has been slow and current policies have proved inadequate to accelerate commercialization and widespread deployment of the various technologies described in the report.

Potential and utilization of manure to generate biogas in seven countries

Production of biogas from manure at a farm level is the very epitome of a sustainable bioenergy system based on circular economy principles.

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.

FAQ

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IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series

IS ENERGY FROM WOOD BIOMASS POSITIVE FOR THE CLIMATE?
IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM FOR BIOENERGY IN AGRICULTURE?

DEPLOYMENT OF BIO-CCS

BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY IN INDUSTRY TRANSITIONS

RESILIENCE OF BIOMASS SUPPLY CHAINS DURING A PANDEMIC

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series

FAQ

IS ENERGY FROM WOOD BIOMASS POSITIVE FOR THE CLIMATE?
IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM FOR BIOENERGY IN AGRICULTURE?

REPORTS

DEPLOYMENT OF BIO-CCS
BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY IN INDUSTRY TRANSITIONS
RESILIENCE OF BIOMASS SUPPLY CHAINS DURING A PANDEMIC

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Sustainable lignin valorization

Sustainable lignin valorization

Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer of land-based biomass, with great potential as a source of many aromatic chemicals and building block chemicals. Its full exploitation can increase the...

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2021 Country Reports

This summary report together with the separate country reports, was prepared from IEA statistical data, combined with data and information provided by the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee and its...

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Nov
2021

IEA Bioenergy conference 2021

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Dec
2021

Gasification – a key technology in the energy transition and for the circular economy

Rotondella (IT) & online

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10

Dec
2021

ETIP Bioenergy – IEA Bioenergy – SEA – f3 Webinar: Biomass for energy purposes – True and false about climate impact

Online

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