Launch of the Technology Roadmap Bioenergy for Heat and Power
Source: Elmia AB
As part of a series of low-carbon technology roadmaps, the IEA has developed a roadmap looking specifically at the role of bioenergy to provide heat and power in order to meet ambitious emission reduction targets, in addition to providing important energy security benefits.
The Technology Roadmap Bioenergy for Heat and Power highlights the importance of bioenergy in providing heat in the buildings sector and in industry, and shows what contribution it could make to meeting steadily growing world electricity demand.
The critical role of sustainability as well as the importance of international trade in meeting the projected demand for bioenergy, are highlighted in the roadmap, as well as the need for large-scale biomass plants. The roadmap identifies key actions by different stakeholders in the bioenergy sector, and sets out milestones for technology development in order to achieve a doubling of global bioenergy supply by 2050. It addresses the need for further R&D efforts, highlights measures to ensure sustainability of biomass production, and underlines the need for international collaboration to enhance the production and use of sustainable, modern bioenergy in different world regions.
The Technology Roadmap Bioenergy for Heat and Power will be launched in the opening session on May 29. A dedicated press conference will be held at 11.40h in the fair hall.