Sustainable Biomass Markets and International Trade to support the biobased economy

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IEA Bioenergy Task 40: Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade, commonly abbreviated Task 40, was established under the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Implementing Agreement in December 2003 with the aim of focusing on international bioenergy technology potential, barriers, and trade as well as its wider implications.

 

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14 March: Welcome to join us on an international webinar The European Wood Pellet For Small-Scaling Heating by Fabian Schipfer and Task 40 representatives.

More information please click to the instruction and dial numbers to join us!

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The European wood pellet market for small-scale heating

Download | This short paper summary highlights the findings of an extensive quantitative wood pellet market analysis based on trade flow data, price developments over time, exchange rate fluctuations and temperature data. Its focus lies on the main European small-scale heating countries Italy, Germany, Sweden, France and Austria in the time period January 2012 until December 2015. Market parties have been consulted to get anecdotal evidence and expert opinions to help interpret the results. The summary describes and analyses (1) the current market status with regards to internationally traded volumes of wood pellets and potentially underlying drivers as well as (2) the general state of the market for wood pellets for small-scale heating regarding international market integration and other market characteristics. Its aim is to discern key market drivers, especially when it comes to interactions between national markets. Conclusions with regards to data availability, research gaps, detectable trade patterns and wood pellets commoditisation process limitations are outlined. A webinar for interested researchers, market actors and policy makers will be scheduled for the early 2017.

The presentation of the webinar The European Wood Pellet For Small-Scaling Heating can be downloaded: here. The link to the recorded session is below:

http://cif-ifc.adobeconnect.com/p1riuue4kbi/

 

Developing the Global Bioeconomy: Technical, Market, and Environmental Lessons from Bioenergy


Developing the Global Bioeconomy, 1st Edition,Patrick Lamers,Erin Searcy,J. Richard Hess,Heinz Stichnothe,ISBN9780128051658Purchase
| This book reviews the bioenergy sector and draw useful lessons for the full deployment of the bioeconomy.  As expectations that a future bioeconomy will rely on a series of tradable commodities, this book provides a central accounting of the state of the discussion in a multidisciplinary approach that is ideal for research and academic experts, and analysts in all areas of the bioenergy, biofuels, and bioeconomy sectors, as well as those interested in energy policy and economics.

 

Mobilisation of Forest Bioenergy in the Boreal and Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities, and Case Studies

Mobilisation of Forest Bioenergy in the Boreal and Temperate Biomes, 1st Edition,Evelyne Thiffault,C.T. Smith,Martin Junginger ,Göran Berndes,ISBN9780128045145Purchase | The book features input from key international experts who identify and analyze the main opportunities and roadblocks for the implementation of sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the boreal and temperate regions. . It also proposes recommendations for practitioners, policymakers, and future research in the field of bioenergy conversion and management, as well as those interested in sustainable management of natural resources.

 

 

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