Task 44 Workshop: Flexible bioenergy and system integration

24 Jan, 2020 - 24 Jan, 2020
Location: Graz, Austria
Contact: Ilkka Hannula
RegularIEA Bioenergy

Session organized by IEA Bioenergy Task 44 at the Central European Biomass Conference (CEBC2020).

Bioenergy is a storable and versatile source of renewable energy that could be an important part of the solution in the energy transition. Task 44 “Flexible bioenergy and system integration” is a new activity within IEA Bioenergy. It pursues to develop and analyse biomass-based solutions that can provide flexible resources for a low-carbon energy system. Task 44 is supported by national team leaders from Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.


Chairs: Ernst Höftberger, BEST Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH, Austria & Daniela Thrän, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum und gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany

09:00: Opening

  • Task 44 introduced by Ilkka Hannula, VTT Technical Research Center Finland
  • Integrating large shares of variable renewables into the energy system – needs for flexibility. Niina Helistö, VTT Technical Research Center Finland
  • Thermal gasification based hybrid systems – Power to Gas & Power to Liquids. Jitka Hrbek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
  • Flexible bioenergy via pyrolysis. Bert van de Beld, Biomass Technology Group, The Netherlands
  • The future role of thermal biomass power in renewable energy systems. Morten Hansen, Ea Energy Analyses, Denmark
  • Flexible biogas systems. N.N., University College Cork, Ireland
  • Podium discussion with presenters

12:30: close of the workshop