IEA Bioenergy Task 42: Biorefining in a Circular Economy (Working period 2019-2022)
The establishment of biorefineries for the provision of energy and products based on renewable resources forms the basis of a sustainable circular economy. Biorefineries are therefore key technologies for the actual decoupling of energy and consumer goods production from fossil resources. The implementation of biorefineries can make an essential contribution to the reduction of climate-relevant emissions.
The aim of the task is to contribute to the development and commercialisation of competitive, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable biorefineries in which food, animal feed, raw materials, bulk chemicals and bioenergy are produced efficiently and without waste.
In the period 2019-2021, Austria has taken the leadership in Activity Area 1: Provision of quantitative, scientifically sound and understandable data on the technical, economic and environmental added value of biorefining to co-produce bioenergy and bio-products in a sustainable way.
The focus lies on the further development and application of a TEE assessment method for biorefineries that covers technical, economic and ecological aspects. Likewise, "non-technical" hurdles for biorefineries will be identified and evaluated on the basis of a case study.
In addition, the IEA Bioenergy Task 42 encourages generally networking of national and international stakeholders and publishes thematic reports in the field of biorefineries.
Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Irland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden
DI Michael Mandl (National Team Leader)
tbw research GesmbH
Schönbrunner Straße 297/2/4
Tel.: +43 (699) 1444 52 11
DI (FH) Johannes Lindorfer
Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Tel.: +43 (732) 24685653
Dr. Franziska Hesser
Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH
Konrad Lorenz Straße 24
Tel.: +43 (1) 47654-73518