IEA Bioenergy Conference 2021

29. November - 9. December 2021
Online, AT

Bioenergy – a critical part of the path to carbon neutrality. The three-yearly conference of IEA Bioenergy will be held as a series of online sessions spread over two weeks. The central theme will be the role of biomass in the transition towards a carbon neutral society.


IEA Bioenergy

Content Description

IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario considers bioenergy as an important option, contributing around 1/5 of additional annual greenhouse gas emission reductions needed to reach carbon neutrality of the global energy system, either through the direct replacement of fossil fuels, or to offset emissions indirectly through the combined use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage/utilisation.

An increasing role of biomass/biofuels would be needed in industry, transport as well as heat and power production. The conference sessions will consider latest developments and prospects of biomass/bioenergy in different sectors, as well as sustainable feedstock mobilisation and the role of biomass in a circular bio-economy.

Timings of the sessions are spread over the day to facilitate participation from all over the globe. Recordings will also be made available on the conference webpage. In addition, for each technical topic we intend to organize a short summary session around two days after the live session, with room for Q&A, for people who haven’t been able to follow the live sessions.


There will be one or two sessions of 2 hours per day. Each day will be dedicated to a central topic, see table on the IEA Bioenergy website.

Participant Information


Once registration is open people can register for the sessions of their interest. On-line participation will be free of charge, but pre-registration will be required.

Event information on the IEA Bioenergy website

Contact Address

IEA Bioenergy
IEA Bioenergy Secretary - Mr. Pearse Buckley