Future perspectives of bioenergy development in Asia

05. - 07. September 2018
Tokyo, Japan - NEDO branch office (Daido-Seimei Kasumigaseki Bldg 12F, 1-4-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyodaku Tokyo, 100-0013)

Within the IEA Bioenergy Agreement, Task 32: Biomass Combustion and Co-firing works on further expansion of the use of biomass combustion for heat and power generation, with special emphasis on small and medium scale CHP plants and co-firing biomass with coal in traditional coal-fired boilers. This is done by generating and disseminating information on technical and on non-technical barriers and anticipated solutions.


A workshop organized by IEA Bioenergy Task 32: Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

Content Description

Many East and South East Asian countries see rapid development in the use of both liquid and solid biomass for modern bioenergy. Apart from using domestic biomass, Japan and South Korea have started to import large volumes of wood pellets for co-firing with coal from countries in the Pacific Rim such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Western Canada. In Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and several other Asian countries, the trade and use of liquid biofuels in transport and the modern use of solid agro-residues for combustion and anaerobic digestion is increasing rapidly, facilitated by conducive support frameworks.

IEA Bioenergy has organized a workshop in cooperation with NEDO / METI with support from the REI in Japan on potential technical and organizational improvements to biomass supply chains, including pre-treatment technologies, bio-refineries, logistics/trade, final conversion/end-use and overarching topics such as sustainability assurance frameworks and policy support options. This workshop on the one hand provides such technical information to Asian member countries, but also information on the activities of IEA Bioenergy to support the decision making process for membership. The target group for the workshop therefore consists of industrial stakeholders as well as policy makers, academics and local biomass associations.


Contact Address

IEA Bioenergy Task 32
Jaap Koppejan
E-Mail: jaapkoppejan@procede.nl