Deployment of biobased value chains
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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.


Task 40 Newsletter February 2021

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IEA Bioenergy News Volume 32(2) – December 2020

This issue covers the ExCo86 Virtual meeting held on 21-22 October 2020. It also features an article on the ExCo86 workshop ‘Contribution of sustainable biomass and bioenergy in industry transitions towards a circular economy’ by the Technical Coordinator, a Task Focus by Task 44, the Noticeboard, and recent publications and upcoming events.

Publication“Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world”

Report of a workshop held on 25 November 2019 in Berlin, and synthesis of presented studies.


Presentations of the IEA Bioenergy Task 45 Workshop on Forests and the Climate

13-14 May 2020

Biomass Workshop Series 2020-21

REDII Implementation and Beyond

1.Ongoing developments in EU Member States and the role of REDII

2.Biomass supply from in and outside the EU

3.How to ensure that using biomass maintains and protects biodiversity

4.Carbon, forests and climate impacts of woody biomass

5.Social impacts of woody biomass

Recordings can be viewed at:

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 Webinar

16 June 2020

Recorded version:

“Deployment of Bioenergy combined with Carbon Capture and Storage or Utilisation (BECCS/U)”


This webinar introduces the new report- see Publications.

“Deployment of BECCS/U value chains”

Technological pathways, policy options and business models

The report highlights and discusses the key technological, economical and political factors that need to be taken into account to take BECCS/U from theoretical concept to on-the-ground deployment.

More information in the webinar 16 June 2020, see Events.

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

June 2019



“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)  

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