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.
News and Highlights
Task 40 had a successful and pleasant hybrid meeting in September 2023 at the University of Utrecht combined with a tour of the biomass and coal-fired power plant RWE Amer. More information coming soon.
We are in the second year of the 2022-2024 triennium, enthusiastically working on projects and preparing for our next physical meeting. We are involved in and/or leading 2 major projects with other IEA Bioenergy Tasks. There is also news of a successful Task 40 workshop on green hydrogen. Find all the details in Task 40 Newsletter June 2023.
This issue covers the ExCo91 Virtual meeting held on 11, 15 and 17 May 2023. It also features highlights from the ExCo91 Workshop held on 22-23 May 2023 in collaboration with UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization, a Task Focus by Task 42, the Notice board, and recent publications and upcoming events.
Joint workshop between ETSAP, IEA Bioenergy TCP Task44 and the Intertask Project (ITP) Synergies on green hydrogen and the biobased value chain.
Concept: Hybrid workshop: Speakers and audience present in Torino and online.
The objective of this IEA Bioenergy, IEA ETSAP and IEA Hydrogen collaboration is to exchange modelling experiences and perspectives on the multi-faceted aspects of flexibility. The half-day workshop will set the scene for a discussion and the joint planning of a webinar with the aim of formulating a modelling agenda for flexibilisation impact assessment.
Lyon, 19 October 2023 – Workshop organized by IEA Bioenergy in collaboration with ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition
This workshop aims to discuss the role of bioenergy in the transition to a carbon neutral energy system. In the morning sessions, the focus will be on policies and strategies to support the role of bioenergy in the energy transition. The afternoon sessions will consider the flexibility of bioenergy in the energy system, the use of biogenic CO2 and promising developments in bioenergy concepts.
Available now all presentations and a summary from the Expert workshop – Deployment perspective of green hydrogen from biomass and green hydrogen use in bio-based processes
Berlin, 29 March 2023 – organised and coordinated by IEA Bioenergy Task 40 in the frame of the Inter-Task project on “Synergies of green hydrogen and bio-based value chains deployment” in collaboration with IEA Bioenergy Tasks 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 42, 44, and 45.
The workshop was an expert meeting where different stakeholders from among others industry, academia and linked IEA TCPs were invited (29 experts and 9 guest speakers). The goal of the workshop was to describe possible value chains combining hydrogen production and deployment of hydrogen and bio-based processes for different bio-based end-products, including technologies at different development stages. Based on the outcome of the discussions of the industry and science sessions promising concepts will be identified which will be then described and assessed in more detail throughout the Inter-Task project. So stay tuned!
Vienna, 17 October 2022 – Workshop organized by IEA Bioenergy in collaboration with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH
During the panel discussion “What is needed to accelerate the deployment of renewable gases”, Uwe Fritsche presented the Key results of the “Renewable Gas” InterTask Project.
The first physical meeting of Task 40 in the triennium 2022-2024 (and indeed since November 2019) was a successful and long-awaited hybrid Task meeting. See more information within the link.
Inter-task project Deployment of BECCUS value chains
In this system study, the two important technologies flexible bioenergy and BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) are in focus. As the business models for the provision of flexible bioenergy and BECCS/U are of different nature, it has to be governed which role each of the technologies are going to play within the energy system and further within climate policy making. In particular, the implications of the interaction of both technologies should be considered and taken into account.
Report Work package 4
Inter-task project Assessment of successes and lessons learned for biofuels deployment
The report presents case studies for feedstock supply chains that have been evaluated from multiple viewpoints as these are vital for successful development of advanced biofuels. It highlights lessons from biorefineries and pulp mills using short rotation wood fibre crops (Brazil), European experiences in development of bio-based supply chains for torrefied woody biomass, pioneer biorefineries in the US (traditional feedstock pre-processing for herbaceous feedstocks) and conceptual depots producing conversion-ready feedstock and co-products. Link to additional reports of the project.
Synthesis report IEA Bioenergy Task 40
Regional Transitions project 1.0
Results of a project in which IEA Bioenergy Task 40 experts explored strategies for developing sustainable bio-based value chains in a regional dynamic market context. The focus was on feedstock supply chains, a cornerstone for the development of sustainable and reliable bio-based value chains, and was organised into three activities.
Inter-task project Deployment of BECCUS value chains
Synthesis report “From concept to commercialization”
Over the duration of the 2019-2021 IEA Bioenergy triennium, a consortium of IEA Bioenergy Tasks – Task 36, Task 40, Task 44 and Task 45 – collaborated on an inter-task project called Deployment of BECCUS value chains, led by Task 40. All in all, eight publications have been produced as project outputs. This report includes a summary and a synthesis of these individual studies, as well as a discussion and an outlook into questions to be further explored in future research. More available here.
A case study of sequestering CO2 from ethanol production
Contribution of IEA Bioenergy Task 40 to the IEA Bioenergy inter-task project Deployment of BECCUS value chains
The case studies provide deeper insights into the key aspects that come into play for companies that are in the process of setting up value chains for capture, transportation and sequestration or utilization of biogenic CO2.
IEA Bioenergy Task 40
Bioeconomy Synergies Project
Progress & Prospect Report 2019-2021
This document explains scientific findings from the internal Task 40 project on Circular Bioeconomy.
Inter-task project Renewable gas ‐ deployment, markets and sustainable trade
The main objective of the project was to enable more deployment of renewable gases and to underpin their sustainability. It was carried out in collaboration with IEA Hydrogen, EC DG ENER and industrial partners, and was completed in March 2022.
The IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the IEA Bioenergy TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.