IEA Bioenergy conference 2021

29 Nov 2021
Location: Online

Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality

IEA Bioenergy conference 2021

Online, 29 November – 9 December 2021


The IEA Roadmap ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2050’ recognizes bioenergy as an important option, representing 18% of total energy supply in 2050, and playing a major role to reach carbon neutrality of the global energy system, either through the direct replacement of fossil fuels, or to offset emissions indirectly through the combined use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage/utilisation. An increasing role of biomass/biofuels will be needed in industry, transport as well as heat and power production. The conference sessions considered latest developments and prospects of biomass/bioenergy in different sectors, as well as sustainable feedstock mobilisation and the role of biomass in a circular bio-economy.

The conference consisted of 10 technical sessions and 4 panel session, spread between 29 November and 9 December 2021, with one or two 2-hour sessions per day. Each day was dedicated to a central topic. All information of the sessions (presentations, recording, highlights, poll results) are available on the Session pages of the conference website

Over 1100 people attended one or more conference sessions. They were from 90 countries, making the conference a real global event.

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