One of the major Activities of Task 42 is the annual preparation of country specific reports on Biorefinery Mapping and Biorefinery-related RTD programmes – so called “Country Reports” – to help national governments to define their national biorefinery policy goals and related funding programmes.
Within each national Country Report, the following information is available:
- Biomass based energy production and consumption
- Biomass use for non-energetic purposes
- Biomass, bioenergy & biorefinery related policy issues
- Biorefinery related funding programmes
- Running commercial biorefinery facilities
- Demo and pilot plants
- Major RTD activities
- Major stakeholders
- Other issues
Within the first triennium (2007 - 2009) one Task covering Countries Report was prepared covering the status of biorefining initiatives in both Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. At that time, these were the countries, excl. the EC, participating in the Task.
In the second triennium (2010-2012) both separate national country reports (12) and an integrated IEA Bioenergy Task42 Countries Report were published.
These separate national country reports will be updated once again in the 2013 – 2015 period for the partnering countries.