Task 42 provides an international platform for collaboration and information exchange between industry, SMEs, GOs, NGOs, RTOs and universities concerning biorefinery research, development, demonstration and policy analysis. This includes the development of networks, dissemination of information, and provision of science-based technology analysis, as well as support and advice to policy makers, involvement of industry, and encouragement of membership by countries with a strong biorefinery infrastructure and appropriate policies. Gaps and barriers to deployment will be addressed to successfully promote sustainable biorefinery systems market implementation.

News and Highlights

Media release: Advancing Australia’s Bioenergy Sector

The Morrison Government has welcomed the release of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap, which sets out opportunities that all levels of government, research institutions and industry can collaborate to grow Australia’s bioenergy sector....

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Recent Events

4 Nov: Task 42 Webinar on Sustainable Lignin Valorisation

November 4, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Central European Time The webinar provided an in-depth look at opportunities and challenges of lignin exploitation, emerging trends in research and Development. Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer of land-based biomass,...

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Latest Publications and Reports

Sustainable Lignin Valorization

This report report was published by IEA Bioenergy Task 42 (Biorefineries in Circular Economy) in collaboration with the LignoCOST project. It highlights various aspects related to the use of lignin as feedstock for the production of many aromatic chemical compounds...

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The IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the IEA Bioenergy TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.