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.