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.



New 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.

IEA Bioenergy News Volume 32(1) – July 2020

This newsletter of IEA Bioenergy covers the ExCo85 Virtual meeting, the launch of IEA Bioenergy’s new website and graphic identity and a feature article by the Technical Coordinator and more.

Take a look!

Task 40 Newsletter June 2020

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

13-14 May 2020

free eWorkshop organized by IEA Bioenergy, in collaboration with ADEME

19-20 Oct 2020

Contribition of sustainable biomass and bioenergy in Industry Transitions towards a circular economy

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.

IEA Task 40 Meeting

28/29 November 2019, Leipzig, Germany

The second physical meeting of the task members was held in Leipzig at the DBFZ.

“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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