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.


We are starting the new triennium 2022-2024 and the kick-off event will take place at the beginning of February. Be excited about the new projects and developments and stay tuned!

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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IEA Bioenergy conference 2021

Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality

The triennial conference (29 November – 9 December 2021) was held in a series of online sessions. The central theme was the role of biomass in the transition to a carbon neutral society. Task 40 was represented with presentations and moderation in 4 sessions, see the recordings and presentations in detail below:

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.


Open-access paper, available at:

Schipfer, Fabian; Pfeiffer, Alexandra; Hoefnagels, Ric (2022): Strategies for the Mobilization and Deployment of Local Low-Value, Heterogeneous Biomass Resources for a Circular Bioeconomy. In: Energies 15 (2), S. 433. DOI: 10.3390/en15020433 

Deployment of bio-CCS in the cement sector: an overview of technology options and policy tools

Report | Contribution of IEA Bioenergy Task 40/45 to the inter-task project “Deployment of Bio-CCS/CCU Value Chains”

December 2021

“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


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