Bioenergy – a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source (Executive Summary)

Aug 2009

This publication is the Executive Summary of a report jointly prepared for IEA Bioenergy by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), E4tech, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht. The full report ‘Bioenergy – a Sustainable and Reliable Energy Source’ will be available on this website and in hard copy in a few months time.

The purpose of the project was to produce an authoritative review of the entire bioenergy sector aimed at policy and investment decision makers. The brief to the contractors was to provide a global perspective of the potential for bioenergy, the main opportunities for deployment in the short and medium term and the principal issues and challenges facing the development
of the sector.