Roles of bioenergy technologies in energy system pathways towards a WB2/SDG world

Workshop co-organized by IEA Bioenergy Task 45 and Task 40 (involving Tasks 43 and 44)

Date: 25th Nov, 2019
Location: Berlin, Germany

In November 2019 an audience of 44 experts and stakeholders joined a workshop dedicated to the topic “Roles of bioenergy technologies in energy system pathways towards a WB2/SDG world” in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was organized within the scope of the Inter-Task project “Role of Bioenergy in a WB2/SDG world” involving Tasks 40, 43, 44 and 45*. It provided the opportunity to present, discuss and distribute expert knowledge on recent scenarios relating to the contribution of bioenergy and associated technologies to achieving the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are needed to meet the well below 2 (WB2) target while simultaneously contributing to other sustainable development goal (SDG) objectives.

The studies presented covered a regional to global scale and focussed on single or multiple energy sectors. Common and contrasting features have been identified and discussed along with challenges and opportunities of different bioenergy implementation strategies.


A report, published in July 2020, summarises the workshop contributions and discussions, assesses the role of bioenergy in WB2 strategies, identifies the current state of knowledge as well as gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed.

The presentations of the workshop are available on the Task 44 website.




*These IEA Bioenergy tasks gather experts on topics surrounding bioenergy regarding deployment (Task 40), resource potential and supply chains (43), flexibility and systems integration (44) as well as bioenergy sustainability (45).

Contact: Daniela Thrän (daniela.thraen[at]