Poster IEA Bioenergy Task42 2013 – 2015
The IEA bioenergy Task42 poster for 2013-2015 is now available at this website.
Biofuel-driven Biorefineries Report 2013
This report addresses a selection of the most promising biorefinery concepts to produce large volumes of road transportation biofuels by 2025. Biorefining, i.e. the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products (food/feed ingredients, chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat), is the optional approach to use biomass resources as efficient as possible, thereby optimising the specific financial added-value obtained from the biomass at acceptable social and ecological impact. In energy or biofuel-driven biorefineries the main focus is to produce transportation fuels from biomass, where chain composing agro-, forestry and process residues are used to co-produce added value bio-based products to make the overall product portfolio more market competitive.
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Biorefinery Roadmap Germany May 2012
New on this website:
Biorefineries Roadmap as part of the German Federal Government action plans for the material and energetic utilisation of renewable raw materials.
Final Report IEA Bioenergy Task42 Triennium 2010-2012
The major objective of IEA Bioenergy Task 42 for 2010 – 2012 is to assess the worldwide position and potential of the biorefinery field, and to gather new insides that will indicate the possibilities to come to new breakthrough, competitive, sustainable, safe and eco-efficient processing routes for the simultaneous manufacture of transportation fuels, (CH)power, food, feed, and added-value bio-based products (chemicals, materials).
The information provided can be used by national and international governmental organisations to develop bioenergy-related policies, industrial stakeholders for focusing their RTD and deployment strategies on the most promising (i.e. sustainable) biomass value chains, NGOs to be included into their renewable energy scenarios, and research institutes and universities to focus their applied and strategic research programmes.
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Integrated Countries Report 2010 – 2012
In 2009 the first country report on the Biorefinery status was published covering the 7 participating countries in the IEA Bioenergy Task 42 in the period 2007-2009. The aim of this report is to give an updated overview of the biorefinery situation, the developments since the last report, and expand the report to include the new countries participating in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 in the period 2010-2012. The countries that are included in the report are: Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and UK.
Download the Integrated Countries report 2010-2012.
IEA Biorefinery 2012 Annual Report
This document contains the report of the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee for 2012. It includes a special feature article "Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets" prepared by Task 43.
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This report addresses the main bio-based chemicals that potentially could be co-produced with secondary energy carriers in integrated biorefinery facilities. Biorefining, i.e. the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable Bio-based Products (chemicals, materials) and Bioenergy (fuels, power, heat) generally is seen as the optimal strategy to sustainably convert biomass into a portfolio of biomass-derived intermediates and products that will form the base for the future Bio-based Economy. The report deals with the current production of bio-based chemicals, chemicals that potentially could be produced from major biorefinery platforms (sysgas, biogas, sugars, oils, algae, organic solution, lignin, pyrolysis-oil), market growth predictions for the production of bio-based chemicals, economic benefits of co-producing bioenergy and bio-based chemicals, and an overview of commercial and near market bio-based chemicals (C1-C6, Cn). The purpose of the report is to provide an unbiased, authorative statement aimed at stakeholders from the agro-sector, industry, SME's, policy makers and NGO's.
Download the Biobased chemicals report.
High-Level Policy Maker Conference, 5 October 2011, Brussels
We are delighted to invite you to this conference which will bring together a panel of high-level speakers to discuss key policy priorities in the field of biorefinery, from the upcoming Bio-economy strategy to the flagship initiative on a resource-efficient Europe. One of the highlights of the event will be the official publication of the Joint European Biorefinery vision for 2030 and the Joint European Research Roadmap 2020.
More information: http://www.star-colibri.eu/events
Conference on Advanced Biofuels in a Biorefinery Approach, February 28 - March 1, 2012 Copenhagen
The conference will cover the latest developments in advanced biofuels and biorefinery technology, with a special focus on integration of technology, with a special focus on integration of technology, biology and infrastructure. The conference is coordinated with meetings in the two IEA Bioenergy networks Task 39 (Commercializing liquid biofuels from biomass) and Task 42 (Biorefineries).
Biorefinery for Biomolecules (1st Edition)
16-17 April 2012, Wageningen
Organised in cooperation with: Laboratory of Biochemistry (WU) and Bioprocess Engineering (WU).
Contact Person: Ingeborg van Leeuwen-Bol (Ingeborg.vanLeeuwen-Bol@remove-this.wur.nl)
More information: http://www.vlaggraduateschool.nl/courses/biorefinery.htm
4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, October 23-25 2012, Helsinki
More information: www.vtt.fi/nwbc2012
International Workshop on Innovative uses of glycerol from the biodiesel process, 13 December 2011, Brussels
On Tuesday 13 December 2011 the three EU-sponsored research projects SuperMethanol, Glyfinery and Propanergy will organise an international workshop on Innovative uses of glycerol from the biodiesel process. The free workshop will be held at the NH Atlanta Hotel in Brussels.
The workshop aims bringing together industry and research partners from across Europe, with an interest in the research issues involved and the practical aspects of applying glycerol for innovative high-value purposes.
Workshop details are attached and are also available at www.supermethanol.eu.