Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains

IEA Inter-Tasks Sustainability Project 2016-2018 is synthesised works of a number of IEA Bioenergy Tasks including Task 37, 38, 39, 40, 42 and 43.


Governance of environmental sustainability of manurebased centralised biogas production in Denmark

Manure-based centralised co-digestion is a Danish biogas production concept that developed in the late 1980s. Manure and slurries are supplied from several farms to a centrally located biogas plant
for co-digestion with up to 25% digestible wastes. From its early stages of development, centralised co-digestion of manure was recognised by the Danish society as a multifunctional, environmentally sustainable concept, able to deliver a number of benefits for the agriculture, environment, and energy sectors, and society as a whole. In 2016, the annual production of biogas surpassed 9 PJ, with 75-85% of the produced biogas originating from manure-based plants. The goal is to increase annual production to 16 PJ by 2020. To read the two page summary, click here.

And to read the full report, click here

Webinar: Approaches to Gain Trust in Sustainability of Bioenergy through Credible Governance

This webinar explores approaches in different geographical regions for local and international bioenergy supply chains based on primary agricultural or forest feedstock, or residue and waste streams. A general pattern emerges that market development is linked to political incentive structures, and that sustainability governance develops over time to fit different phases of development, adapting to new knowledge or as new priorities occur.

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Download presentation IEA Bioenergy webinar 13Sept2018



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