Benefits of Bioenergy

May 2005

This publication presents bioenergy in the context of energy choices, and identifies linkages to wider sustainable development outcomes. It outlines the wide range of biomass sources and conversion technologies available, and discusses social, environmental and economic aspects of bioenergy solutions that both satisfy energy demands and address wider issues.

Fourteen case studies from the Member Countries are presented. These illustrate the wide variety of ways that bioenergy contributes to national energy demands and also broader national objectives.