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 Annual Report 2019

May 2020

IEA Task 40 meeting

28/29 November 2019, Leipzig, Germany

The second physical meeting of the task members was held in Leipzig at the DBFZ.

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

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Newsletter

launched in September 2019


IEA Bioenergy Webinar

Wed 20 May 2020

4-5 pm CEST

Global Collaboration on Sustainable Bioenergy, A Look Forward

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Webinar

Tue 16 June 2020

4-5 pm CEST

“Deployment of BECCS value chains – how do we get there?”


Mo 6 – 9 July 2020

28th EUBCE

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Marseille, France

Publication Jan 2020 from ExCo84 workshop Oct 2019:

“Developing business models for efficient use of biomass”– Summary and conclusions

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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