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 News Volume 33(1) – June 2021

This issue covers the ExCo87 Virtual meeting held on 18-19 May 2021. It also features a review of the IEA article “What does net-zero emissions by 2050 mean for bioenergy and land use?” by the Technical Coordinator, a Task Focus by Task 43, the Noticeboard, and recent publications and upcoming events.


IEA Bioenergy Bulletin March 2021


Task 40 Newsletter February 2021

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Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality

IEA Bioenergy conference 2021

Online, 29 November – 9 December 2021

The three-yearly conference of IEA Bioenergy will be held on this occasion as a series of online sessions. The central theme will be around the role of biomass in the transition towards a carbon neutral society.

Biomass Workshop Series 2020-21

REDII Implementation and Beyond

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)”

PresentationThis webinar introduces the new report- see Publications.


“Deployment of bio-CCS: case studies”

Task 40 leads the intertaks project “Deployment of Bio-CCS/CCU Value Chains” and as a result three case studies provide detailed insights into key issues for companies in the process of building capture value chains.

May 2021

Biomass based combined heat and power (CHP) – HOFOR Amager CHP, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bioelectricity – Drax Power Station, United Kingdom

Waste-to-Energy – Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV), Oslo, Norway

“Deployment of BECCS/U value chains”

Technological pathways, policy options and business models

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


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