• BECCUS and flexible bioenergy – finding the balance

    Sep 2023

    Contribution of IEA Bioenergy Task 44 & Task 40 to the Inter-task project Deployment of BECCUS value chains In this system study, the two important technologies flexible bioenergy and BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) are in focus. Both are expected to play a crucial role in mitigating climate change (compare IEA Net Zero […]

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  • Defining the value of bioenergy system services for accelerating the integration of bioenergy into a low-carbon economy

    Jun 2023

    IEA Bioenergy TCP’s Task 44 Flexible Bioenergy and System Integration aims at creating a clear picture of status of and opportunities for flexible bioenergy. Particularly important roles that bioenergy can play in the global energy and climate system include 1) enabling increased share of variable renewable energy in the electricity mix through provision of flexibility […]

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  • Status of and expectations for flexible bioenergy to support resource efficiency and to accelerate the energy transition

    Feb 2022

    Open access article in the Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, based on work performed within IEA Bioenergy Task 44. We can expect a remarkable expansion and cross-sectoral deployment of PV and wind power in the current decade. The intermittent nature of these renewables, however, will evoke growing challenges regarding matching energy supply and demand. Studies […]

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  • Five cornerstones to unlock the potential of flexible bioenergy, 2021

    Nov 2021

    The discussion paper is a summary of IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme Task 44 to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, to raise awareness for the important potential of flexible bioenergy in sustainable energy system integration, and to explore issues and solutions to fully realise this potential. The target audience of the paper are people interested […]

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  • Valorizing flexible bioenergy, 2021

    Sep 2021

    Valorizing flexible bioenergy_IEWT 2021 Schipfer, Fabian; Schildhauer, Tilman; Mäki, Elina; Thrän, Daniela; Hennig, Christiane; Schmieder, Uta; Higa Cecilia. IEWT 1st Online Conference, 8 September 2021.

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  • Technologies for Flexible Bioenergy, 2021

    Aug 2021

    The increasing share of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic systems and wind turbines, of which electricity production depends on weather conditions, leads to a need for more flexibility and controllability of other energy sources, energy carriers and energy storage devices. This report highlights a number of technologies which make the inherent flexibility of sustainable […]

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  • A techno-economic catalogue for system flexibilization, 2021

    Jun 2021

    Schipfer, Fabian; Schildhauer, Tilman; Mäki, Elina; Höftberger, Ernst; Thrän, Daniela; Hennig, Christiane; Rowe, Ian. IAEE conference, 7-9 June 2021. A techno-economic catalogue for system flexibilization_IAEE 2021

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  • Expectation and implementation of flexible bioenergy in different countries, 2021

    Mar 2021

    This report gives an overview on the status and the expectation of flexible bioenergy in eleven OECD countries (Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America) to see different approaches for flexible bioenergy, and summarises drivers and barriers. The report describes the general role of bioenergy in […]

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  • Deployment of BECCS/U value chains – Technological pathways, policy options and business models, 2020

    Jun 2020

    It is becoming increasingly clear that substantial amounts of negative emissions – essentially, the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – will likely be required if global climate change is to be limited to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. In order to limit warming to 1.5° negative emissions will be a crucial part of the […]

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