Climate and Sustainability Effects of Bioenergy within the broader Bioeconomy


Task 45 is a new task under IEA Bioenergy with its first triennium of activities during 2019-2021. The objective of Task 45 is to identify and address critical issues related to the climate and other sustainability effects of bioenergy and biobased products and systems. The aim is to promote sound development for bioenergy as an integral component of the overall bioeconomy. This objective will be achieved by providing analyses that support well-informed decisions by land owners, communities, businesses, governments and others. A key goal is to increase understanding of the environmental, social and economic impacts of producing and using biomass for bioenergy, within the broader bioeconomy. A central aspect concerns the development and application of science-based methodologies and tools for assessing the effects of biobased systems.



China joins the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme The 2nd International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions postponed to fall, 2021 Feb 2021 – Campaigns questioning the use of woody biomass for energy are missing key facts
BBEST/Biofuture 2020-2021 with three activities: 1) October 2020 (day tbd):  Webinar “The Biofuture Principles for Post Covid Recovery”; 2) 30 Nov-2Dec 2020: Online conference: Policy Day plus reformulated Poster Sessions: 3) 24-26 May 2021: Physical conference, at the Renaissance Conference Center in São Paulo, Brazil
Aug 2020 – The use of forest biomass for climate change mitigation: dispelling some misconceptions

Jul 2020 – Roles of bioenergy in energy system pathways towards a “well-below-2-degrees-Celsius (WB2)” world

IEA Bioenergy Task 45 workshop on forests and the climate, 13-14 May 2020