Biomass Supply

Past Events


“WS25: Developing business models for efficient use of biomass”

Facilitated by the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in conjunction with ExCo84

Tallin, Estonia, Oct. 22, 2019

Workshop Presentations


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

Sopron, Hungary, Oct. 10, 2019

Workshop Presentations


“Sustainable Landscape Management for Bioenergy and the Bioeconomy”

Italy, Rome,  Oct. 11-12, 2018

Workshop Presentations


“Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes”

Dockside, Sydney, Australia, Nov 20-25, 2017

Workshop Presentations

Webinar in cooperation with the Global Bioenergy Partnership

“Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships” 

October 30, 2017

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“Sustainability of Bioenergy Supply Chain”

Gothenburg, Sweden, May 18-19, 2017

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Workshop in cooperation with the Global Bioenergy Partnership, International Renewable Energy Agency, World Agroforestry Center.

“The world needs more land use change”.

At EUBCE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 7-9, 2016

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Workshop in cooperation with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP AG6 – Bioenergy and Water).

“Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy: methodology and governance aspects”.

Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 15-16, 2016

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Workshop Task 43.

“WPI Landscape management and design for bioenergy and the bioeconomy”.

Vancouver, Canada, Sept 21-22, 2016

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Organized by : Global Bioenergy Parnership (GBEP), IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & Task 40 in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA) and Chalmers Energy Area of Advance.

Joint Workshop on “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships”

Stockholm, Sweden, August 25-26, 2015

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Webinar, April 6, 2016 – “Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Europe.” Summary report click here.


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Organized by : Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in cooperation with the Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”, the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine and the IEA Bioenergy Task 43 – Biomass feedstocks for energy markets

Joint Workshop on “Use of Agricultural Residues for Bioenergy”

Kiev, Ukraine, September 25-26, 2014

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Organized by : IEA Bioenergy, European Environment Agency, European Commission and International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy

Joint Workshop on “Forests, bioenergy and climate change mitigation”

Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19-20, 2014

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Organized by: IEA Bioenergy TASK 43, IINAS, UNEP and Winrock

International Bioenergy and Water Workshop UNEP: Bioenergy and Water: Developing strategic priorities for sustainable outcomes

Paris, France, February 20-21, 2014

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Summary: This workshop was organized by IEA Bioenergy Task 43, IINAS, UNEP and Winrock International. It was the 5th event arranged in collaboration with different organizations exploring the inter-linkages between bioenergy and water and ways to address related risks and harness opportunities, and builds on the workshop “Spotlight on Energy and Water” organized by the Task together with Oeko Institute and UNEP in July 2010.

Since the 2010 workshop, several organisations have undertaken related work and some gaps identified at the first workshop have been closed, but others remain. The 2014 workshop was organized to develop a co-ordinated and common approach to addressing and communicating water-related issues for bioenergy. The common vision derived at the workshop is good management of resources – benefiting from complementarity of different systems -can provide food, bioenergy and biomaterials AND improve the state of water. The workshop specifically explored how integration of bioenergy systems into forest and agricultural landscapes can deliver positive outcomes for environment and socio-economy.

The workshop drilled deeper into assessment, policy and implementation issues, as well as data gaps. The participants identified strategic priorities to enable the benefits of bioenergy to be captured and delivered. A set of common goals was agreed and possible contributions from the represented organizations were identified. Based on this, a work plan and a group communication strategy will be developed.

Organized by: Pinchot Institute for Conservation, IEA Bioenergy Task 43 & Task 40

Savannah Sustainability Workshop

Savannah, Georgia, October 23-24, 2013

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Organized by: IEA Bioenergy Task 43

Workshop – How can sustainability certification support bioenergy markets? at the 8th Annual WBM Conference

Conference session – Governing water quality and quality in bioenergy feedstock production, at the 8th Annual WBM Conference

Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 12-14, 2013

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Summary: A strategic study by IEA Bioenergy Tasks 40, 43 and 38 aimed to monitor the actual implementation process of sustainability certification of bioenergy, and to obtain a view on how certification schemes are operating and impacting markets, taking into account the point of view of different stakeholder groups. Based on a.o. input from over 200 stakeholders, recommendations were made on how sustainability certification can work in bioenergy markets and in fact actually support further deployment. During the workshop, main findings will be presented and discussed with industry and policy makers.

Organized by: IEA Bioenergy Task 40 and 43, the IEA Executive Committee, the Faculty of Forestry, Geomatics and Georgraphy of Laval University, Natural Resources Canada with collaboration from Global Bioenergy Partnership and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers.

Workshop – The Science-Policy Interface on the Environmental Sustainability of Forest Bioenergy

Quebec, Canada, October 3-5, 2012

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Summary: Participants engaged in dialogue critical for the formulation of rational policy to achieve sustainable forest bioenergy production systems. Participants from 11 countries in North America and Europe were present at the workshop, and included policymakers, industry, academia and civil society, representing a variety of organisations from local groups and governmental agencies to international bodies. The event was held at the Forêt Montmorency research station, 100 km north of Quebec City in the Laurentides wildlife reserve. The setting of the event, in the heart of the boreal forest, allowed for access to sites showcasing research trials, forest management activities and unique features of Canada’s forests.

Organized by: Stockholm Environment Institute,IEA Bioenergy Task 43, Chalmers University of Technology, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Humboldt University, FAO, UNCCD Secretariat

“Water for Bioenergy: Assessments and Policies to Support Improved Governance”

Stockholm, Sweden, August 30, 2012

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Summary: Can Bioenergy become a key strategy for climate change mitigation without threatening global food security? Can current Institutions, policies and assessment tools ensure sustainable and equitable development of bioenergy? This seminar targets anyone interested in aspects of water management for food and bioenergy, including planners, decision makers and researchers, eg. people making assessments of bioenergy production, and those relying on the output of these assessments to support policy setting and decision making. Join the seminar to discuss these and many other questions related to the links between water and bioenergy.

IEA Bioenergy

“IEA Bioenergy Conference 2012″

Vienna, Austria, November 13-15, 2012

Initial Announcement: please click here

Jointly organized by COST Action FP0902 and IEA Bioenergy Task 43

“Economic Sustainability of Forest Fuel Supply Chains”

Lison, Portugal, September 19-20, 2012

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Summary: The goal of this one-day workshop is to give an overview of the issues involved in achieving economically sustainable forest bioenergy supply chains from regional to international scales. The workshop will consist of presentations given by members of COST Action FP0902 and IEA Bioenergy Task 43 thereby covering a wide range of topics with different viewpoints. Furthermore, the workshop aims to introduce different methodologies to evaluate economic performance and costs of forest fuel supply chains. Finally, as multidisciplinary efforts to mobilize sustainable forest fuel supply chains are becoming increasingly important recent efforts in that field are also presented.

Organized by IEA Bioenergy Task 43

“Mobilizing Sustainable Supply Chains for Forest Biomass for Energy”

Charleston, South Carolina, February 21, 2012

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Hosted by:

Jointly organized by Bioenergy Australia and IEA Bioenergy Task 43

“Bioenergy and Water Workshop”

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, November 25, 2011

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Jointly organized by IEA Bioenergy

Task38: Greenhouse Gas Balances of Biomass and Bioenergy SystemsTask, 40: Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade – Securing Supply and DemandTask, 43: Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets

“Quantifying and Managing Land Use Impacts of Bioenergy”

Campinas, Brazil, September 19-21, 2011

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Jointly organized by Focali, Sis och, IEA Bioenergy Task 43

“Sustainability Criteria of Bioenergy – status visions and challenges“

Chalmers, Gothenburg, March 28, 2011 @13:15-15:00

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