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Request to fill in questionnaire on TEE Assessment

June 16, 2020

Biorefineries apply a cascaded-use of biomass for the production of food, feed, biobased products & materials, chemicals and energy. There is great potential to enhance the use of biomass by smart and highly integrated processing to deliver both products and energy. An integrated assessment (technical, economic and environmental – TEE) of technology pathways could provide […]

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Recent Bioenergy Australia Webinar supported by IEA Bioenergy Task42: Lignin and other sustainable carbon sources as metallurgical coal substitutes

May 11, 2020

Australia is the world’s largest exporter of metallurgical coal. While Australia is a major player, it is envisaged that over time alternatives to coal will be required if global climate change is to be kept to levels that are not catastrophic to earth’s biosphere. Due to the specialist nature of metallurgical coal, it typically sells […]

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Four new IEA Bioenergy Task42 factsheets

February 25, 2020

Four new factsheets have been published by IEA Bioenergy Task42: 2-platform (C5&C6 sugars, lignin) biorefinery to produce bioethanol, electricity & heat from corn stover; 2-platform (C5&C6 sugars, biogas) biorefinery to produce the biopolymer Polyhdydroxybutyrate (PHB), electricity & heat from sugar beet or sugar cane; 2-platform (C6 sugar, lipids) biorefinery to produce the biopolymer PLA & […]

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Italian IEA42 workshop on ‘New industrial models in the bioeconomic era: the biorefineries’

January 15, 2020

On the 21st of November 2019 a successful workshop was held in the ENEA Headquarters in Rome on ‘New industrial models in the bioeconomic era: the biorefineries’. The program with the titles of the presentations can be found here About 70 Italian stakeholders participated from industry, research institutions, technological clusters, and associations. The workshop was […]

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Avantium to build FDCA flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, Netherlands

January 8, 2020

AMSTERDAM, 08 January 2020, 07:00 CET – Avantium, a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avantium Renewable Polymers, has signed a letter of intent to locate its new flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 5-kiloton facility will produce plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) – a key […]

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New IEA Task 42 report on ‘Alternative sustainable carbon sources as substitutes for metallurgical coal’

December 19, 2019

Each year over 1 billion tonnes of metallurgical coal (coking coal) is utilised to produce most of the 1.7 billion tonnes of steel produced worldwide. Renewable alternatives need to be developed so that current fossil derived coking coal can be substituted by renewables at reasonable cost. This would be a significant step forward in addressing […]

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Australian Federal government commits to the future of Australia’s bioeconomy

December 19, 2019

Up until now there has been no Australian Federal Government road map for the future of bioenergy in Australia. The Australian Government has now committed to generating a road map through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Media release from Bioenergy Australia is as follows.

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Success stories in the biobased economy

June 24, 2019

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is continuously updating a list with success stories in the biobased economy. Many of them are biorefinery related. More information can be found here.

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New Work Programme 2019-2021 started

April 15, 2019

The aim of IEA Bioenergy Task42 ‘Biorefining in a Circular Economy’ is to facilitate the commercialisation and market deployment of environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and cost-competitive biorefinery systems and technologies, and to advise policy and industrial decision makers accordingly.   In the 2019-2021 triennium, Task42 will focus on: Provision of quantitative, scientifically sound, and understandable […]

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Presentations Austrian Biorefining Stakeholder Workshop online

December 14, 2017

Presentations Austrian Biorefining Stakeholder Workshop online: nachhaltigwirtschaften.at.  

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