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Bioenergy

Bioenergy use falls into two main categories: “traditional” and “modern”. Traditional use refers to the combustion of biomass in such forms as wood, animal waste and traditional charcoal. Modern bioenergy technologies include liquid biofuels produced from bagasse and other plants; bio-refineries; biogas produced through anaerobic digestion of residues;...

  • 06 November 2019

Recycle: Bioenergy

Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Saudi Arabia

Growing Sustainably with Bioenergy

IRENA, FAO and IEA agree bioenergy can help meet sustainable development goals.

  • June 2017

Simulating Bioenergy Potential

A new IRENA online simulator, estimates potential yields of bioenergy produced anywhere in the world, and is looking to the public to help validate its data.

  • December 2016

Bioenergy for Sustainable Development - Thematic Meeting at Eighth IRENA Assembly

  • 12 January 2018
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  • Benefits
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  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Bioenergy for Power

A range of biomass power generation technologies are now mature and represent competitive power generation options wherever low-cost agricultural or forestry waste is available. In addition, new technologies are emerging that show significant potential for further cost reductions. Secure, long-term supplies of low-cost, sustainably sourced feedstocks are critical to the...

  • 13 August 2020

Statistical Issues: Bioenergy and Distributed Renewable Energy

A working paper from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Statistical Issues: Bioenergy and Distributed Renewable Energy, explains methodological issues related to energy accounting for bioenergy and distributed renewable energy sources.

  • June 2013
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  • Statistics
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  • English

SIDS Project facilitation training workshop: Supporting the development of bankable bioenergy projects in Cuba

A training workshop jointly led by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and IRENA – Supporting the development of bankable bioenergy projects in Cuba – brought together governments, the private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations to develop ambitious green solutions for a better...

  • 18 – 20 November 2019
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  • Islands
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  • Havana, Cuba

Bioenergy from boreal forests: Swedish approach to sustainable wood use

Active forest management has helped to boost bioenergy resources. Swedish experience offers valuable lessons for emerging markets.

  • March 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Sweden

The Philippines: Solar, Wind and Bioenergy Resource Assessment

Like an increasing number of countries around the world, the Philippines has adopted clear targets for the adoption solar, wind and bioenergy-based power systems, with project development already underway in some cases

  • December 2014
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English
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  • Philippines