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.


New Work Programme started for triennium 2019-2021



New Task and Intertask Projects


IEA Bioenergy Webinar : Biomass Pretreatment Options to Diversify the Resource Base          

25 April 2019

This webinar presents the results of an IEA Bioenergy intertask project that focused on opportunities for biomass pretreatment.

Click here to view webinar including discussion and questions (please note that you will be redirected to the website IEA Bioenergy).

Download presentation FINAL_Intertask fuel pretreatment


Mon 2 Sep, 2019

Seminar “Climate Change and Land”

Schweden, Stockholm

Wed 11th Sep, 2019

2nd Bioenergy International Conference

Portalegre, Portugal

Tue 17-19 Sep, 2019




Stockholm, Sweden

Mon 25rd Nov, 2019

IEA Task 40 + 45 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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