WS30: Bioenergy in a Net Zero Future

19 Oct, 2023 - 19 Oct, 2023
Location: Lyon (FR) & online
RegularIEA BioenergyExCo Workshops

Lyon, 19 October 2023 – Workshop organized by IEA Bioenergy in collaboration with ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition

Summary Report: WS30 Summary Report

Reaching net‐zero emissions globally by 2050 requires an unprecedented transformation in how energy is produced, transported and used. In the IEA Net Zero by 2050 scenario, modern bioenergy use rises to 100 EJ in 2050, meeting almost 20% of total energy supply. In an energy mix dominated by wind and solar, sustainable bioenergy features prominently in flexible energy generation, industry and transport, and is increasingly used in connection with carbon capture and utilisation or sequestration (CCUS). The captured biogenic CO2 can either be stored to achieve a net extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere (reaching so-called ‘negative emissions’) or it can be combined with green hydrogen to produce carbon-containing e-fuels and e-products.

This workshop, organised by IEA Bioenergy in collaboration with ADEME, aims to discuss the role of bioenergy in the transition to a carbon neutral energy system. In the morning sessions, the focus will be on policies and strategies to support the role of bioenergy in the energy transition. The afternoon sessions will consider the flexibility of bioenergy in the energy system, the use of biogenic CO2 and promising developments in bioenergy concepts.

Download the programme / announcement: WS30_Bioenergy in a Net Zero Future

Short bios of the moderators, speakers and panellists

FINAL PROGRAMME, with link to presentations

8.45     Registration

9.00     The role of bioenergy in energy transition strategies

Video Recording

Moderators: Dina Bacovsky, BEST (Austria), chair of IEA Bioenergy & Emilie Machefaux, ADEME (France)

10.30     Coffee Break

11.00     Panel debate on drivers and barriers & effective policies and strategies to support the role of bioenergy
Video Recording
Moderators: Paul Bennett, Scion (New Zealand) & Birger Kerckow, FNR (Germany)

With opening statements of:

Panel debate with the speakers of the morning session

12.15     Lunch Break

13.30     Flexible bioenergy and the use of biogenic CO2 in future energy systems

Video Recording

Moderators: Daniela Thrän, DBFZ (Germany) & Zoe Harris, Univ. of Surrey (UK)

15.00     Coffee Break

15.30     Promising developments in bioenergy concepts

Video Recording

Moderators: Chourouk Nait Saidi, ATEE (France) & Berend Vreugdenhil, TNO (Netherlands)

17.00    Summary and conclusions

  • Luc Pelkmans, Technical Coordinator IEA Bioenergy

17.15    Closing drinks


Thursday 19 October 2023, 8.45-17.15 CEST


Meeting location
The event took place at Hôtel Mercure – Lyon Centre Charpennes. Online participation was also possible.


More information
Luc Pelkmans
Technical Coordinator – IEA Bioenergy
Tel. +32 492 977930