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.

Announcements & Events

International Workshop, “Adequacy of Spatial Databases for Conducting Risk Assessments of Sustainable Wood Sourcing Practices of the U.S. Industrial Wood Pellet Industry Supplying European Energy Demand”.  In collaboration with University of Georgia, University of Toronto, University of Copenhagen, and Pinchot Institute for Conservation.  May 1-3, 2019.  Athens, Georgia, USA.  Click for information.

IEA Bioenergy international webinar, “Biomass Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes” presented by Oskar Englund and Uffe Jørgensen.  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm Central European Time / 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time / 2:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time. Click for information and a description of the webinar.

“Sustainable Landscape Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy” , a joint IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & FAO Workshop, October 11-12, 2018, The FAO Headquarters, Vialedelle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy.  For full details here

“Consequences for climate and bioenergy of land sector carbon accounting under the Paris Agreement.”  Co-hosted by IEA Bioenergy Task 38, Task 43 and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  Ultuna Campus, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden.  August 29-30, 2018.
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“Governing sustainability of bioenergy, biomaterial and bioproduct supply chains from forest and agricultural landscapes.” International conference — Copenhagen, Denmark. April 17-19, 2018.
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Letter concerning debate on Forests, Bioenergy and Climate mitigation.  January 2018.  To view letter click here

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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