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 Publication

from Utrecht, Netherlands 23 May 2019 ExCo83 workshop:

“Governing sustainability in biomass supply chains for the bioeconomy”- Summary and conclusions

Take a look at our new

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Newsletter

launched in September 2019

New Publication – IEA Bioenergy Work Programme 2019-2021 Triennium

New Task and Intertask Projects


Tue 22-23 Oct 2019

International Biomass Congress and ExPo

Brussels, Belgium

Wed 30 Oct 2019

15:00 CET

IEA Webinar:

“Renewables 2019: Analysis and forecast to 2024”

Wed 13 Nov 2019

16:00- 17:00 CET

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Webinar:

“Future prospects for wood pellet markets”

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

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

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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