Sustainable Biomass Markets and International Trade to support the biobased economy

Welcome to the new website of Task 40, IEA Bioenergy. We recently moved our contents from to this page which is under the management of IEA Bioenergy organisation.


IEA Bioenergy Task 40: Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade, 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.






              On-going projects



Global Wood Pellet Industry and Trade Study 2017

Download | The report Global Wood Pellet Industry Market published in 2011 has always been the most downloaded document of IEA Bioenergy Task 40. We have decided to update the report and bring new insights on market trends and trade of the global wood pellets.

The global wood pellet market has increased dramatically since 2011, with an average increase
rate of 14% per year. New countries have entered the market for both, pellet production (such as those from South-East Europe) and pellet consumption (such as East Asia). Also the global wood pellet trade increased. Intercontinental flows are dominated by the trade relation between the U.S. and the UK, while the non-industrial use is still mainly an intra-European business.

IEA Bioenergy Webinar Series:
Perception and Positions of Stakeholders Towards Bioenergy
5 February 2019
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Central European Time
9:30 am – 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time
2:30 p.m – 4:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time

Perceptions and positions of stakeholders towards bioenergy vary widely, depending amongst others on the
type of feedstock used, conversion technology and end-use, regional settings etc. In this webinar, we first
present the viewpoints and positions of international stakeholders based on insights from over 200
questionnaire responses (on topics such as awareness, barriers, challenges, drivers and conditions to gain
support for the bioenergy sector), two roundtables and 11 dedicated interviews with international stakeholders
in the biobased economy such as DSM, RSB, Bioenergy Europe and Greenpeace. We then briefly present the
results from several regional case studies, and provide recommendations on how to engage more successfully
with a broad range of stakeholders so that policies and sustainability governance are perceived as legitimate
and help build-up social capital, trust, and support among all stakeholders. Lastly, we outline how this work will be continued in IEA Bioenergy in the coming years.

The webinar is free of charge. You can follow the attached instructions or below to participate:

10-15 minutes prior to the session:

Option 1: Web-only login – Connecting through the Internet (Recommended)

  1. Go to URL

Select “Enter as a GUEST”, type your full name and then click “Enter Room”

2. New versions of AdobeConnect may prompt for the download of a new add-in. Follow the instructions on screen to install

3. When prompted select “Listen Only” on the bottom right corner of the message box

4. Ensure that your computer speakers and sound are enabled

5. All questions can be directed towards the chat pod during the Q&A session

Option 2: Phone + Web login (Alternative option for poor internet connection)

  1. Dial: international toll free number for your country
  2. Enter access code 3464858#
  3. Attached is a list with International toll free numbers and toll numbers with your country’s corresponding dial-in information (*Numbers are subject to change)
  4. Continue to follow Web-only login steps above

Enjoy the lecture!


IEA Energy Technology Network IEA Bioenergy, also known as the Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) for a Programme of Research, Development and Demonstration on Bioenergy, functions within a Framework created by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Views, findings and publications of IEA Bioenergy do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or of its individual Member countries.