IEA Bioenergy Conference 2021

29. November - 9. December 2021

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.

Inputs from Austrian Task-Representatives

  • "Long term markets for biomass and biofuels" (3 December, 9:00 - 11:00 CET)
    Dina Bacovsky
    (Vice-Chair in the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee and Austrian Representative in the IEA Bioenergy Task 39) will facilitate the session.

  • „Waste and residue valorisation in a circular economy" (6 December 2021, 15:00 - 17:00 CET)
    Jitka Hrbek, BOKU (Austrian delegate in Task 33) will hold a presentation about „Waste & residue based gasification routes".

  • „Industrial symbiosis & biorefineries in a cirular economy" (6. December, 9:00 - 11:00 CET)
    Michael Mandl, tbw research (Vice-Task leader of IEA Bioenergy Task 42) will facilitate the session.
    Franziska Hesser, Wood K Plus (Austrian Delegate in IEA Bioenergy Task 42) will present „Barriers and incentives for the market diffusion of biorefineries in a circular economy".

  • „Biomass and renewable heat" (7. December, 8:00 - 10:00 CET)
    Manuel Schwabl
    , BEST (Area Manager Fixed Bed Conversion Technologies) will talk about „Raising awareness and changing behaviour with the travelling combustion education – The Clean Air II project"

The detailed agenda and more information about all sessions can be found on the Conference-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