IEA Bioenergy Bulletin – September 2019

Sep 2019



September 2019


IEA Bioenergy Work Programme 2019-2021 Triennium

This recent publication describes the scheduled activities of the 11Tasks of IEA Bioenergy for the triennium
as well as the Special projects. It includes the objective and work programme of each individual
Task, with its expected

The publication can be accessed at this link

Task 36


Task 36: Nutrient recovery 

Task 36 held a full day workshop entitled Nutrient recovery from waste 
with emphasis on phosphorous on the 7th of May in Stockholm. 
The workshop provided an overview of the status of the nutrient recovery 
from waste covering legislative, technological and socio-economic aspects 
with emphasis on the countries participating in IEA Bioenergy 
Task 36 and those countries  differing approaches to the process.
The presentations from the workshop are available at this link -

Task 39


IEA Bioenergy Task 39’s first business meeting of the 2019-2021
triennium was held at the European Commission’s Joint Research
Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, 15-17, May, 2019.

The first day of the meeting was devoted to the Task’s current and future goals and
was attended by Task 39 country representatives as well as several members of the
IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee (ExCo). The meeting reviewing the Task’s ongoing
and recently completed work and proposed activities for the current triennium (2019-2021).
The Task country representatives also presented updates on their country’s recent biofuel
developments in the policies, production, use and aspiration areas. The next few days
comprised a joint EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)-Task 39 workshop on “Biofuels
Sustainability- Focus on Lifecycle Analysis” in which many representatives of the
biofuels industry also presented (companies/institutions included UPM, Neste, ISCC,
REG, LBST, IFPEN, ENI, and Haldor Topsoe). A summary of the joint JRC-Task 39
workshop is accessible via the latest issue of Task 39 newsletter.

Task 43


A Joint IEA Bioenergy Task 43 and FAO “Sustainable Landscape
Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy workshop Report available

In October 2018, IEA Bioenergy Task 43 “Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets” and
FAO Bioenergy Division hosted a workshop attended by more than 30 participants
representing 14 bioenergy related organisations to discuss how to best translate
information from journal papers and technical reports to the broader bioenergy community.

The workshop improved our understanding of the skills and expertise across the
different groups with interests in bioenergy and will facilitate future efforts for
productive collaboration across the organisations. “Bioenergy is multi-disciplinary
in nature, so it is important to ensure that it is tackled in a multidisciplinary fashion
that includes all perspectives. This workshop was a first step to approach bioenergy
across institutions and disciplines, in a more cohesive way – we hope that working
together we can move forward,” explained Olivier Dubois, the FAO Energy team leader.

The Report is available here.

Presentations are available here


Bio-hubs as keys to successful biomass supply integration for
bioenergy within the bioeconomy (10 October 2019 in Sopron, Hungary)

IEA Bioenergy Task 43 has launched an initiative to identify successful examples
of biomass logistic and distribution points for bioenergy and the bioeconomy.
The goal of this initiative is to explore integrated bioeconomy supply chains to
develop solutions for the reliable production and supply of more high-quality
biomass for energy. These examples are also meant to serve as sources of
knowledge to inform best practice development, and familiarize policy makers
with the potential role of bio-hub in successful biomass supply chains.

This event takes us a step forward towards new biomass supply chains within
a concept of bioeconomy. The innovative examples selected for this workshop
show how biomass can be produced together with wood products and food in
sustainably managed landscapes. The aim of the workshop is to develop a
framework for the successful establishment of bio-hubs in support of the
bioeconomy. The results of the workshop will feed into the development of
the framework for bio-hubs, which will then be further applied and tested as
part of following activities.

BioEast Initiative and the IEA Bioenergy foresee that the gathered knowledge
and shared experience at the workshop will contribute to the improvement of
sustainable biomass mobilisation for energy purposes, notably in the BioEast
macro-region and in other member countries of the IEA Bioenergy.
For more, please visit

Registration details are available at this link –


The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the
Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 an beyond

Mark your calendar: Workshop “The Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport
Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 an beyond”, 18 November 2019, Brussels

The European Commission Directorate General for Energy has been supporting an
International Energy Agency (IEA) study on this topic carried out by two IEA Technology
Collaboration Programmes, IEA Bioenergy TCP and the IEA Advanced Motor
Fuels TCP. The workshop will present the findings of this project focusing on
country-specific analysis of Germany, Finland, Sweden, USA and Brazil. The analysis
is based on these countries´ key strategies for decarbonisation, and on the availability
of conventional and advanced renewable transport fuels. From the current status of
the vehicle fleet and fuels in use in each of the assessed countries, probable compositions
of the national vehicle fleets in 2030 are estimated, and the gap to be filled between
national targets and national projections is identified. In the course of the analysis,
the team of experts also reveals country-specific barriers to the implementation of
advanced renewable transport fuels, identifies policy gaps and develops
recommendations to policy makers how to overcome these gaps and prepare the
path for the successful market introduction of both advanced renewable transport
fuels and electric vehicles.

If you are interested to attend please register at:

The workshop will take place in Brussels and the venue and final program will be
distributed to those registered.

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