International Workshop: Future perspectives of bioenergy development in Asia, 5-7 Sept 2018
Many East and South East Asian countries see rapid development in the use of both liquid and solid biomass for modern bioenergy. Apart from using domestic biomass, Japan and South Korea have started to import large volumes of wood pellets for co-firing with coal from countries in the Pacific Rim such as Indonesia, Vietnam and Western Canada. In Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and several other Asian countries, the trade and use of liquid biofuels in transport and the modern use of solid agro-residues for combustion and anaerobic digestion is increasing rapidly, facilitated by conducive support frameworks.
From 5-7 Sept 2018, IEA Bioenergy organised a workshop in cooperation with NEDO / METI with support from REI and UNU/IAS in Japan on potential technical and organizational improvements to biomass supply chains, including pre-treatment technologies, bio-refineries, logistics/trade, final conversion/end-use and overarching topics such as sustainability assurance frameworks and policy support options.
This workshop provided technical information about ongoing trends in bioenergy applications in the region and showed how IEA Bioenergy could help contries in the region to supporting the decision making process for membership.
The workshop report is available below.
Individual presentations can be downloaded here
|Thursday 6 September: Workshop part 1|
Mr. Hiroyuki Kondo, NEDO, Director General of new energy department
|09:30||Session 1: Setting the scene – An overview of Asian bioenergy policy and market
Moderator: Kees Kwant, RVO, the Netherlands
|11:00 Coffee break|
|11:15||Session 2: Establishing a sustainable international supply chain
Moderator: Prof. Martin Junginger, Utrecht University / Leader of Task 40 IEA Bioenergy
Q&A session: how to realize sustainable international supply chain – panel discussion
|12:45 Lunch break, sponsored by SBP|
|Session 3: Experiences of large scale application of biomass
Speakers / panelists:
Question and answer session: how to make use of existing coal infrastructure in an optimal way with available biomass resources – discussion with the panel
|15:30 Coffee break|
|15:45||Session 4: Sustainability of biomass:
Moderator: Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board of the Renewable Energy Institute and Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology (TBC)
Question and answer session: how to implement sustainability governance schemes in Asia – discussion with the panel led by Martin Junginger
|Friday 7 September: Workshop part 2|
|9:00||Session 5: Future perspectives of regional development|
|11:00||Forum discussion: Collaboration opportunities to realize sustainable bioenergy development in Asia (chair: Kees Kwant, RVO)|
|13:00||Closing and end of workshop|