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.


Take a look at our new

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Newsletter

launched in September 2019


IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Webinar:

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

Wed 13 Nov 2019

4 pm- 5 pm CEST

This webinar will highlight the main findings of the newly published study.

Participating Authors:

Uwe Fritsche, J. Richard Hess, Ric Hoefnagels, Chenlin Li, Fabian Schipfer, Olle Olsson, Lotte Visser

New Publication – IEA Bioenergy Work Programme 2019-2021 Triennium


New Task and Intertask Projects



Tue 17-19 Sep, 2019




Stockholm, Sweden

Wed 25th Sep, 2019

4:00  – 5:00 pm CEST

IEA Bioenergy Webinar:

“Drop-In Biofuels: The Key Role that Co-Processingwill Play in their Production”

Thu 10th Oct, 2019

Bio-hubs as keys to successful biomass supply integration for bioenergy within the bioeconomy

Joint IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & BioEast Initative Workshop

Sopron, Hungary

Tue 22-23 Oct, 2019

International Biomass Congress and ExPo

Brussels, Belgium

Mon 25rd Nov, 2019

IEA Task 40 + Task 45 Joined Workshop

Roles of bioenergy technologies in energy system pathways towards a WB2/SDG world

Berlin, Germany

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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