IEA Bioenergy: Call for contributions

IEA Bioenergy Task 43's call for contributions: Attractive Systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes.

Doing wonders with biochar for soil quality in Africa, how do we take it to the next level?

Energy access is a tricky puzzle for the African continent. 70% of the population in sub Saharan Africa relies on biomass for energy. It means that most of the population burns firewood, charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung for cooking food and for getting done with other day-to-day routines.

Landscape management and design for food, bioenergy and the bioeconomy: methodology and governance aspects

Photo courtesy x1klima (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Landscape management workshop co-arranged by the SIANI-Focal theme held at Chalmers 15-16 March. Contact Eskil Mattsson if you want to take part of the workshop outcomes.

Q&A: Francis X. Johnson on the science and politics of bioenergy and sustainability

A major new book examines the potential for sustainable growth of bioenergy use, potential impacts, and the role of good governance in maximizing benefits and avoiding harm.

Bioenergy and Climate-compatible Rural Development

During the recent World Bioenergy Conference (WBC) on 3-5 June in Jönköping, Sweden, a workshop focusing on rural development was held, entitled: “How can Bioenergy benefit Rural Development in Tropical Countries?” The speakers addressed existing projects at both pilot and commercial scale in three different regions of Africa (East, West and Southern) and covered both agricultu

World Bioenergy 2014

Photo courtesy: Elmia AB

In Europe and globally the interest for bioenergy is growing. The biorefinery sector is a new and rapidly growing part of the bioenergy family. Traditional forest industries can deliver new products, expanding our markets and creating positive synergy. However, the bioenergy industry also has challenges to handle.