BioTrade2020plus

Supporting a Sustainable European Bioenergy Trade Strategy

Duration: 2014 - 2016 ● Client: European Commission (IEE) ● WIP Expertise: Market uptake, Policy development ● www.biotrade2020plus.eu

The main aim of the project is to provide guidelines for the development of a European Bioenergy Trade Strategy for 2020 and beyond. It shall ensure that imported biomass feedstock is sustainably sourced and used in an efficient way, while avoiding distortion of other markets.

This will be accomplished by analysing the potentials key sustainability risks of current and future lignocellulosic biomass and bioenergy carriers. Focus is on wood chips, pellets, torrefied biomass and pyrolysis oil from current and potential future major sourcing regions of the world (Canada, US, Russia, Ukraine, Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa).