Task 44: Flexible Bioenergy and System IntegrationWebsite: task44.ieabioenergy.com
Participating Countries: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA
Dr Ilkka Hannula
Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
P.O. Box 1000
Tel: +358 40 838 0960
1. Definition and Objective
‘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.
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.