Biorefining in a future BioEconomy

ExCo79 Workshop publication ‘The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy- Summary and Conclusions’


Biorefineries are generally expected to play an important role in decarbonising the energy and transport sectors with bioenergy and biofuel products. In addition, national and regional economies would benefit the most from a production portfolio that favours high-added value products, such as advanced materials, chemicals and food/feed ingredients. Industrial symbioses and increased integration with versatile production of added-value biobased products and bioenergy products can have the highest impact both for climate goals and economic growth.

This workshop on ‘The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy’ was organized by the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) in close collaboration with the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Industrial Energy-related Technologies and Systems (IETS).

Attached for your attention is a copy of the ExCo79 Workshop publication ‘The role of industrial biorefineries in a low-carbon economy- Summary and Conclusions’ from the joint IEA Bioenergy / IEA IETS workshop in Gothenburg in May 2017.

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IEA Bioenergy IETS-Industrial Biorefineries Workshop Report