Global biorefinery status report

Sep 2022

The Global Biorefinery Status Report of IEA Bioenergy Task 42 (biorefining) provides an overview of recent biorefinery developments. The report gives a description of the current situation of biorefineries in a representative selection of countries: how many biorefineries exist, which types, which feedstocks, which technology, what products, etc.

The overall goal of the status report is to provide a sound source that will help to accelerate further development and the worldwide market implementation of biorefineries in the circular economy, for example by identifying trends and new developments. Focus is on IEA Bioenergy member countries. However, also other important countries/ continents are described in a qualitative way. An important part of the status report is an analysis of the deployment status of biorefineries in the different areas of the world. Moreover, the report presents both major technical and non-technical deployment barriers and applied/potential solutions to tackle these barriers. Furthermore, key examples were identified.

Full report available here
IEA Bioenergy Task 42 – Global biorefinery status report 2022