IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining


International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining


tcbb RESOURCE represents Ireland on Task 42 Biorefining, in collaboration with NUI Galway's Dept. of Microbiology, on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)




IEA Bioenergy aims to facilitate the commercialisation and market deployment of environmentally sound, socially acceptable, and cost competitive bioenergy systems and technologies

IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining 

In a future bioeconomy, sustainable production and valorisation of biomass to both food and non-food applications will be the framework of operation. Sustainably produced biomass (crops, algae, residues) has to be used as efficiently as possible - using bio-cascading and biorefining approaches – to meet future demands of food, feed, biobased products (chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (fuels, power, heat)

Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of biobased products and bioenergy:

  • Biobased products: chemicals, materials, human food and animal feed
  • Bioenergy: fuels, power and/or heat

tcbb RESOURCE hosted the international partners at a Task 42 meeting in Dublin in 2016.