Within the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration ProgrammeTask 32 Biomass Combustion works on further expansion of the use of biomass combustion for heat and power generation. Task 32 puts special emphasis on small scale heating units and medium to large scale CHP plants as well as 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.

News and Highlights

New Task 32 report published

New Task 32 report published

The report "Inventory of national strategies for reducing the impact on air quality from residential wood combustion" has now been published by Task 32, including country-related contributions from nine member countries. Reduction of air pollution is a major societal...

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Reports from the Inter-Task Project 2020 now available

Five case studies were prepared on the use of bioenergy in industry to supply process heat in the Inter-Task Project 2020. Two of the case studies were authored by Task 32, and they can now be found on the publications page, or by following the links below. The first...

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Recent Events

Workshop: 9th IEA-CCC Workshop on cofiring biomass with coal

TOPICS ADDRESSED: biomass supply, sustainability and logistics biomass handling and related safety issues biomass pre-treatment combustion and gasification slagging, fouling and corrosion issues power plant conversion/adaptation emissions control and ash management...

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Latest Publications and Reports

Design of Low Emission Wood Stoves – Technical guidelines

Wood stoves are popular as a primary or complimentary heat source. However, unwanted byproducts are formed and emitted during combustion of wood logs. These emissions continue to be a concern for the environment and for public health. Correct operation and proper...

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The IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) is organised under the auspices of the International Energy Agency (IEA) but is functionally and legally autonomous. Views, findings and publications of the IEA Bioenergy TCP do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the IEA Secretariat or its individual member countries.