Deployment of biobased value chains
Welcome to the website of Task 40, IEA Bioenergy.

IEA Bioenergy Task 40: Deployment of biobased value chains (in the triennium 2016-2018 known as ‘Sustainable biomass markets and international bioenergy trade to support the biobased economy’), commonly abbreviated Task 40, was established under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Implementing Agreement in December 2003 with the aim of focusing on international bioenergy technology potential, barriers, and trade as well as its wider implications.


IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Webinar:

“Future prospects for wood pellet markets”

Nov 2019

Recorded webinar and presentation available here

This webinar highlights the main findings of the published study:

“Margin potential for a long-term sustainable wood pellet supply chain”

Take a look at our new

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Newsletter

launched in September 2019

New Publication – IEA Bioenergy Work Programme 2019-2021 Triennium

Task 40: New Task and Intertask Projects


Wedn 22 Jan 2020

6th Central European Biomass Conference

Graz, Austria

Thur 23 Jan 2020

Workshop Task 32

Residential wood combustion

Graz, Austria

Thur 30 Jan 2020

Webinar Task 42:

The past, present and future for biomass gasification

Fr 24 Jan 2020

Workshop Task 44

Flexible bioenergy and system integration

Graz, Austria

Tue 25 Feb 2020

9th IEA-CCC Workshop on cofiring biomass with coal

Kokura, Japan

Thur 26 March 2020

Task 37 Symposium:

Drivers for Successful and Sustainable Biogas/RNG Projects: International Perspectives

Toronto, Cananda

New study June 2019:

“Margin potential for a long-term sustainable wood pellet supply chain”





“The future of biomass and bioenergy deployment and trade: a synthesis of 15 years IEA Bioenergy Task 40 on sustainable bioenergy trade”

The paper is published as a feature article in a special issue of the Journal Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (BioPFR), Volume 13, Issue 2 (March 2019) 

“Socio-economic assessment of the pellets supply chain in the USA”

February 2019



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