29 November - 9 December 2021

IEA Bioenergy triannual online conference 2021

Bioenergy - A critical part of the path to carbon neutrality

This event features a series of online sessions spread over two weeks between 29 November and 9 December 2021. The central theme is the role of biomass in the transition towards a carbon neutral society.

The role of biomass in the transition towards a carbon neutral society

The IEA Roadmap ‘Net Zero Emissions by 2050’ recognizes bioenergy as an important option, representing 18% of total energy supply in 2050, and playing a major role to reach carbon neutrality of the global energy system, either through the direct replacement of fossil fuels, or to offset emissions indirectly through the combined use of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage/utilisation.

An increasing role of biomass/biofuels will be needed in industry, transport as well as heat and power production
. The conference sessions considered latest developments and prospects of biomass/bioenergy in different sectors, as well as sustainable feedstock mobilisation and the role of biomass in a circular bio-economy.

The conference consisted of 10 technical sessions and 4 panel sessions, spread between 29 November and 9 December 2021, with one or two 2-hour sessions per day. Each day was dedicated to a central topic.
All information of the sessions (presentations, recording, highlights, poll results) are available on the session pages.

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The sessions

Recordings, highlights and polls results are available in each session detail page.
In addition there is room for Q&A for people who haven’t been able to follow the live sessions.

Opening Panel

Monday, 29 November 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm UTC

Feedstock mobilisation / Sustainability governance

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

7:00 - 9:00 am UTC

Feedstock mobilisation / Sustainability governance

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

8:00 - 10:00 pm UTC

Transport biofuels

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm UTC

Transport biofuels

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

8:00 - 10:00 pm UTC

Green Gas

Thursday, 2 Dec. 2021

7:00 - 9:00 am UTC

Green Gas

Thursday, 2 December 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm UTC

Industry Panel

Friday, 3 December 2021

8:00 - 10:00 am UTC

Circular economy and industry

Monday, 6 December 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm UTC

Circular economy and industry

Monday, 6 December 2021

8:00 - 10:00 pm UTC

Bioenergy in the energy system

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

7:00 - 9:00 am UTC

Bioenergy in the energy system

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm UTC

Closing Panel 1 (with focus on East Asia/Oceania & North America)

Thursday, 9 December 2021

12:00 - 2:00 am UTC

Closing Panel 2 (with focus on Europe, Africa, South-America & India)

Thursday, 9 December 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm UTC

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