IEA Bioenergy Review Update 2023 – How bioenergy contributes to a sustainable future – presents an evidence-based assessment of the status of bioenergy around the world.
The assessment is based on work conducted by over 200 experts, active within the Tasks of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). The aim of IEA Bioenergy is to advance bioenergy technologies and provide factual input to evidence-based decisions in relation to biofuels and bioenergy. The report’s goal is to reinvigorate awareness and interest in bioenergy, address concerns that arise in the public debate, demonstrate the synergies between bioenergy and other renewable as well as the biobased economy, and point out opportunities that can be seized by many countries around the globe.
The information provided is complemented by information from other multilateral initiatives such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, and the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP): these organisations focus on emerging economies and developing countries and, for instance, on topics such as phasing out the traditional use of biomass and replacing it with clean cooking options.
The report has been officially launched by Dina Bacovsky, Chair of IEA Bioenergy, on 19 January 2023 during the 7th CEBC – Central European Biomass Conference, taking place in Graz, Austria.
Distributed as an open web-based publication to enhance usability, the report is divided into two parts:
– Part A “Strategic View on Biomass and Bioenergy” deals with bioenergy and its contribution to a sustainable future.
– Part B “Technologies for Sustainable Bioenergy” describes the status and perspectives of different bioenergy technologies.