Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets

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We support sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment institutions and government agencies.  We address critical issues for deployment of sustainable biomass and bioenergy supply chains, including social, economic and environmental outcomes of feedstock production and supply.

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Bio-hubs as keys to successful biomass supply integration for bioenergy within the bioeconomy

IEA Bioenergy Task 43: Sustainable Biomass Supply Integration for Bioenergy Within the Broader Bioeconomy has launched an initiative to identify successful examples of biomass logistic and distribution points for bioenergy and the bioeconomy. The goal of this initiative is to explore integrated bioeconomy supply chains to develop solutions for the reliable production and supply of more high-quality biomass for energy. These examples are also meant to serve as sources of inspiration that other biomass producers can use to enhance the sustainability of their own activities as well as for policy makers to familiarize with the bio-hub concept.

This event takes us a step forward towards new biomass supply chains within a concept of bioeconomy. The innovative examples selected for this workshop show how biomass can be produced together with wood products and food in sustainably managed landscapes.

The aim of the workshop is to develop a framework for the successful establishment of bio-hubs in support of the bioeconomy. Examples of existing bio-hubs will be presented, and an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) of existing and potential projects will be performed by participants. The workshop will have a proactive format, consisting of dynamic exchange of showcase presentations and work in groups. The results of the workshop will feed into the development of the framework for bio-hubs, which will then be further applied and tested as part of following activities.

BioEast Initiative and the IEA Bioenergy foresee that the gathered knowledge and shared experience at the workshop will contribute to the improvement of sustainable biomass mobilisation for energy purposes, notably in the BioEast macro-region and in other member countries of the IEA Bioenergy. For more information, please visit

Participation in the workshop is free of charge but places are limited. Please ensure that you register early to secure your place. 

Date 10 October 2019

Location Sopron, Hungary

Contact Biljana Kulišić


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Welcome to the Advanced Biofuels Conference 2019 – Europe is ready for advanced biofuels!

The Swedish Bioenergy Association (SVEBIO) heartily welcomes participants to the beautiful city of Stockholm to attend our 5th Advanced Biofuels Conference on 17-19 September, 2019.

Advanced biofuels for Europe are key for reducing emissions in the national transport sectors. There is commercial breakthroughs in new technologies, new policy measures adopted and changing business models, all which of are no longer on the horizon.

This year, we invite you to participate in latest developments in European policy, energy system transition to renewable fuels, new technologies & partnerships – with leading companies presented. There is increasing multitude on vehicles for neat biofuels like HVO100, bio-CNG, E85, ED95, B100 to complement today’s biofuels blended with conventional fossil fuels.

The Advanced Biofuels Conference is intended for people creating a sustainable transport sector. Speakers and delegates will be policy makers and politicians, leading scientists, researchers, engineers, as well as executives and representatives from companies and organizations. The conference will bring:

  • Two conference days, six sessions and >30 high-level speakers covering land, aviation and maritime transport sectors for blended and high concentrated biofuels.
  • Pre-conference study visits preliminary to Research In Sweden (RISE) Science Park and Scania Production Facility and Henriksdal, one of the Nordic’s largest biogas plants.
  • Mini-expo with stands for networking and making business contacts, and an exclusive conference evening dinner cruise, exploring the waterways of Stockholm.
  • Workshop organized by ETIP Bioenergy and RISE on Financing and investing in biofuels with innovative, advanced technologies for upscaling of biorefineries for large-scale production.

Date 17th Sept, 2019 – 19th Sept, 2019

Location Stockholm, Sweden

Contact Tomas Ekbom



Latest Publications

Economic and Social Drivers for Optimal Bioenergy Implementation.  White, W.W. and B. Kulisic. (2019).  Economic and Social Drivers for Optimal Bioenergy Implementation TR2019-01

Innovative Approaches for Mobilization of Forest Biomass for Bioenergy. Thiffault, E. and M. Brown.  (2018).  Innovative approaches for mobilization of forest biomass for bioenergy. TR2018-06

Lignocellulosic crops in Agricultural Landscape.  Dimitriou I., Berndes, G., Englund, O., Brown, M., Busch, G., Dale, V., Devlin, G., English, B., Goss, K., Jackson, S., Kline, K., McDonnell, K., McGrath, J., Mola-Yudego, B., Murphy, F., Negri, M.C., Parish, E.S., Ssegane, H. and D. Tyler.  (2018).  Lignocellulosic Crops in Agricultural Landscapes TR2018-05

International Assessment of Bioenergy Stakeholders research requirements of GIS based biomass analytics.  Heeley, B., Srivasta, S. and M. Ghaffariyan.  (2018).  International assessment of bioenergy stakeholders research requirements of GIS based biomass analytics TR2018-04
How is biodiversity protection influencing the potential for bioenergy feedstock production on grasslands? Hansson, J., Berndes, G.,Englund, O., De Freitas, F.L.M., Sparovek, G. (2018).  GCB Bioenergy. 2018:1–22.

Bioenergy and grasslands – Different approaches to addressing biodiversity and their influence on biomass supply potentials. Hansson, J., Berndes, G., Englund, O., Freitas, F., Sparovek, G. (2018). Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Suitable land slots for SRC plantations – Multi Criteria Decision Analysis.  IEA Bioenergy Task 43 TR2018-03f

Outline of a sustainable and efficient bioenergy policy framework.  IEA Bioenergy Task 43 TR2018-02

How to Analyse Ecosystem Services in Landscapes.  IEA Bioenergy  ExCo 2018:03

Stump Harvesting for Bioenergy: A review of climatic and environmental impacts in northern Europe and America.  Persson T. and Egnell G.  2018.  WIREs Energy and Environment.

Feasibility of verifying sustainable forest management principles for secondary feedstock to produce wood pellets for co-generation of electricity in the Netherlands

Survey in Support of Planning of Work in WP1 in the 2017-2018 Period – Results report

Stump Harvesting – Impact on Climate and Environment

Climate Impact Assessment of Forest Bioenergy Affected by Decomposition Modelling-Comparison of the Q and YASSO Models

Albedo Effects of Biomass Production: A Review

Mobilization of Agricultural Residues for Bioenergy and Higher Value Bio-Products: Resources, Barriers and Sustainability

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