Aims & Objectives for Task 36
The aims of this Task are consistent with the overall IEA Bioenergy Strategic Plan and include ongoing initiatives to:
- Promote market deployment of technologies and systems for sustainable energy generation from biomass.
- Raise public awareness through communication with key stakeholders for the use of biomass as an energy source and to provide clear and verified information on bioenergy.
- Strengthen the outreach efforts to the Implementing Agreement to involve interested new country members, industry and multilateral organisations.
- To increase dissemination and information.
Work programme will include
Within the three-year timescale of the Task, the Work Programme will include:
- Task meetings to exchange results from relevant national R&D programmes
- Field trips associated with the Task meetings, including visits to state of the art facilities
- International workshops associated with the Task meeting, to cover the development of technology for energy recovery from waste in a circular economy, recovery of nutrients from waste, feedstock recycling, factor influencing the successful implementation of policies and the future role of waste-to-energy as part of a circular economy
- Specific actions resulting in discussions of
- the role of waste-to-energy and material recycling in a circular economy;
- technology pathways for implementation of energy recovery systems in a circular economy;
- facilitator and barriers when implementing policies in this matter;
- Two strategic project – see outline below
- Information exchange with other IEA Bioenergy Tasks and other international networks on relevant energy from waste technologies worldwide
- Closer links to the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). ISWA are working in related areas and have asked Task 36 to participate in their Task Force on Resource Management
- ExCo interaction and support
The following deliverables will be primarily aimed at decision makers who impact the development of energy from waste
- A topic report on differences and similarities in the implementation of waste-to-energy policies in different countries
- A summary report on the chemical recycling of waste
- A summary report on nutrient recovery
- A topic report on co-processing of biomass and waste (to be determined)
- A series of five international workshops (link to the workshops section)
- Collaboration with Task 40 in the strategic project “Bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration or utilisation (BECCS/U)”
- Collaboration with Task 32 in the strategic project “Bioenergy for high temperature heat in the industry”
- A topic report on the role of EfW and material recycling in a circular economy as a compilation and assessment of all the knowledge gather during the different projects and activities carried out during the triennium