Biomass
Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions (External Content)

Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions (External Content)

Off-grid renewable energy solutions have emerged as mainstream and support the expanding access to modern energy services in a timely and environmentally sustainable manner. Off-grid renewables are able to deliver a wide spectrum of electricity services f ...
Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood (External Content)

Bioenergy from Finnish forests: Sustainable, efficient, modern use of wood (External Content)

Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The most modern of these plants use flu ...
Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased res ...
Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Biofuel potential in Sub-Saharan Africa: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues 2017 (External Content)

Sub-Saharan Africa possesses considerable resources to produce sustainable liquid biofuels, based on biomass feedstocks that would neither conflict with food supplies nor add to carbon dioxide emissions.  Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would de ...
Biogas for domestic cooking: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Biogas for domestic cooking: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

For households without access to grid-based electricity or gas for cooking, traditional cook stoves are typically fuelled by wood or charcoal, generating considerable indoor air pollution. Cook stoves fuelled with biogas provide complete combustion, signi ...
Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa 2017

Bioenergy from degraded land in Africa 2017 (External Content)

Restoration of degraded land can create vast bioenergy crop potential, without constraining food crops or other land use options. This presents an important opportunity for African countries to develop modern, sustainable bioenergy from rapidly growing wo ...

Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Southeast Asia 2017 (External Content)

Energy consumption in Southeast Asia has doubled in just over two decades. With annual economic growth exceeding 4%, the region can expect energy demand to rise further in the years ahead. This regional market analysis from the International Renewable Ene ...

Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy 2017 (External Content)

Bioenergy is the main source of renewable energy today. IEA modelling also indicates that modern bioenergy is an essential component of the future low carbon global energy system if global climate change commitments are to be met, playing a particularly i ...
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief 2017 (External Content)

Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel.   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly em ...
Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe 2017(External Content)

Renewable energy has long been used in South East Europe, whether as fuelwood for heating or in the form of hydroelectric power generation. More recently, governments from Slovenia to Ukraine have pledged to shift to renewables to replace ageing fossil-ba ...

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