Task 44: Flexible Bioenergy and System Integration

Website: task44.ieabioenergy.com
Participating Countries: Austria, European Commission, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, USA.


Daniela Thrän
Head of the Bioenergy Systems Department
DBFZ- Deutsches Biomasse Forschungszentrum
Torgauer Str. 116, 04347 Leipzig

Email: Daniela.Thraen(at)dbfz.de

Assistant Task Leaders

Miia Nevander
Research Scientist
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Tietotie 4E, ESPOO, P.O. Box 1000, FI-02150 VTT


Definition and Objective

(a) Definition
‘Flexible bioenergy and system integration’ refers to technologies, approaches and strategies that rely on bioenergy to facilitate large-scale introduction of wind and solar to the energy system.

(b) Objective
The objective of Task 44 is to contribute to the development and analysis of flexible bioenergy solutions. The aim is to improve understanding on the types, quality and status of flexible bioenergy, and identification of barriers and future development needs in the context of the entire energy system (power, heat and transport).

2. Scope of the Task

(a) The Participants will have R&D programmes within their countries in order to meet the above objectives.

(b) The Participants will carry out co-operative research work towards reaching the objectives described in paragraph 1(b) above, based on the national R&D programme referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above.

(c) The Programme of Work will comprise the following:

(i) Task meetings to exchange results from relevant national R&D programmes;

(ii) Four work packages as follows:
– WP1 – Flexible bioenergy concepts for supporting low-carbon energy systems,
– WP2 – Acceleration of implementation,
– WP3 – System requirements for bioenergy concepts,
– WP4 – Inter-Task projects and collaborative projects

(iii) Information exchange with other IEA IA’s, other IEA Bioenergy Tasks and other international networks worldwide;

(iv) ExCo interaction and support.

Triennium Report

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