IEA Bioenergy - Task 42: Technical, economic and environmental assessment of biorefinery concepts

Developing a practical approach for characterisation

The idea of biorefining in general is considered a promising concept for the processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products and bioenergy. It is seen as one of the enabling technologies of the circular economy, closing loops of streams and aiming at the valorisation of multiple outputs. Due to its complexity and diversity there is a demand for quantitative, scientifically sound and transparent data on the technical, economic and ecological added-value of biorefining.

In this IEA Bioenergy Task 42 report four case studies on biorefinery pathways are investigated via a technical, economic and environmental (TEE) assessment. The results will be presented in the structure of biorefinery fact sheets.

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