Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

Welcome to the website of Task 32, IEA Bioenergy.


Within the IEA Bioenergy agreement, Task 32: Biomass Combustion and Co-firing works on further expansion of the use of biomass combustion for heat and power generation, with special emphasis on small and medium scale CHP plants and co-firing biomass with coal in traditional coal-fired boilers. This is done by generating and disseminating information on technical and on non-technical barriers and anticipated solutions.






Upcoming reports


Task members


Task 32 delegates at their recent progress meeting in Ottawa, Canada

IEA Bioenergy Webinar – ‘Biomass Pretreatment – Options to Diversify the Resource Base’
Thu 25th Apr, 2019
International Workshop: Future perspectives of bioenergy development in Asia, 5-7 Sept 2018
Tokyo, Japan
Wed 5th Sep, 2018
Workshop on Production and Utilisation Options for Solid Recovered Fuels
EUBCE, Copenhagen
Thu 17th May, 2018

Report on health aspects of biomass combustion particles
July 18, 2017
Updated report on techno-economics of biomass CHP
March 2, 2016
Task 32 starts with a new triennium
January 1, 2016

The future role of Thermal Biomass Power in renewable energy systems – a study of Germany
March 14, 2019
Best practise report on decentralized biomass fired CHP plants and status of biomass fired small- and micro scale CHP technologies
March 4, 2019
Bioenergy for heat – the Hot Cases
March 4, 2019

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