Bioenergy Background

Annual Report 2008

The IEA Bioenergy 2008 Annual Report includes a special feature article 'Biorefineries: Adding Value to the Sustainable Utilisation of Biomass' prepared by Task 42.The Annual Report also includes a report from the Executive Committee and ...

Mar 2009
Energy from waste - Summary and conclusions from the IEA Bioenergy ExCo56 Workshop

This publication provides a synopsis from the workshop ‘Energy from Waste’ held in conjunction with the 56th meeting of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy in Dublin on 12-13 October 2005.Solid waste derived from the ...

Mar 2009
A review of the potential of marine algae as a source of biofuel in Ireland

This report, commissioned by Sustainable Energy Ireland, provides an overview of algae as an energy resource, from either marine macroalgae or microalgae. It is also assess the potential resource in Ireland, determine the level of ...

Feb 2009
Road map to the commercialization of next-generation biofuels – Part I

First-generation ethanol and biodiesel production in the U.S. expanded significantly during the period from 2000 to 2008, with ethanol production capacity tripling, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, while the National Biodiesel Board notes that ...

Feb 2009
Synergies and competition in bioenergy systems - Summary and conclusions

The use of renewable energy sources in general, and bioenergy in particular, is rapidly expanding in response to the ambitions of governments around the world to meet environmental and energy security objectives. Among the various ...

Feb 2009
Small-scale bioenergy initiatives: brief description and preliminary lessons on livelihood impacts from case studies in Asia, Latin America and Africa

This report is based on a series of 15 International Case studies conducted between September and November 2008 under a joint initiative between FAO and the PISCES Energy Research Consortium funded by DFID. The case ...

Jan 2009
Microalgae technologies and processes for biofuels/bioenergy production in British Columbia - Current technology, suitability and barriers

Extensive review of the literature and information obtained from industry insiders resulted in the identification of cost parameters for expected biomass yields, algal oil content, capital, labour and operational costs. A thermodynamic model was developed ...

Jan 2009
Smart choices for biofuels

Much of the strong support for biofuels in the United States is premised on the national security advantages of reducing dependence on imported oil. In late 2007, these expected payoffs played a major role in ...

Jan 2009
Bioenergy and biofuels: opportunities and constraints

It is still controversial whether biofuels, particularly first generation biofuels, deliver net GHG benefits. Policies concerning biofuel production will need to require that feedstock production practices do not create net additional emissions of GHGs directly, ...

Jan 2009
Corn stover for ethanol production: potential and pitfalls

Designing a renewable fuel production system that is truly sustainable will require a comprehensive but flexible framework of environmental safeguards and a concerted effort to collect improved information about the environmental performance of biomass-derived fuels ...

Jan 2009
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