Publications

  • Advanced Sorting Technologies in the Waste Sector – Case studies compilation

    Jul 2024

    In a circular economy, materials can be recovered and upgraded to new high value products or reused keeping the material in-the-loop as long as it is safe from an environmental and health perspective. Developing and implementing smart sorting technologies in the waste management industry generates new possibilities to keep materials in circulation and create future […]

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  • Deployment of BECCUS value chain – Synthesis Report

    Feb 2023

    Deployment of BECCUS value chain – From concept to commercialization Synthesis Report – Synthesis Report – Over the duration of the 2019-2021 IEA Bioenergy triennium, a consortium of IEA Bioenergy Tasks – Task 36, Task 40, Task 44 and Task 45 – collaborated on an inter-task project called Deployment of BECCUS value chains. The objective […]

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  • Case study: Valorisation of biowaste in the United States: Distributed biogas upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) using biomethanation

    Jun 2022

    Valorisation of biowaste in the United States: Distributed biogas upgrading to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)using biomethanation Renewable natural gas deployments in the United States have increased significantly in recent years. As of 3/31/2020, there are 119 operational projects with a further 88 under construction. Renewable natural gas upgrading is a mature technology that processes biogas […]

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  • Sorting technologies – Case study about a MSW sorting facility in Norway – IVAR

    May 2022

    Sorting technologies Case study about a MSW sorting facility in Norway – IVAR The IVAR plant combines post-sorting of residual waste with recycling of some of the plastic waste fractions. At the plant five different fraction of plastics, four fractions of paper, bio-waste, glass, and metal packaging are separated. In total 83.2 % by weight […]

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  • Final report: Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy

    Apr 2022

    Final report: Material and Energy Valorisation of Waste in a Circular Economy Waste-to-energy, commonly via a combustion-based process, is an effective component of a modern waste management strategy, whereby landfill-bound waste streams are converted to heat and power. The technologies supporting these pathways are mature and well-developed and have for many years contributed positively to […]

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  • Report: Bioenergy in Australia’s Circular Economy

    Mar 2022

    Bioenergy in Australia’s Circular Economy Our overlooked renewable energy opportunity In this report, we present the case for how Bioenergy could become a key pillar of Australia’s circular economy of the future. We show the way forward for Australia to realise the immense opportunities in bioenergy other countries are already taking advantage of. Bioenergy can […]

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  • IEA Bioenergy Task 36 Work Programme 2022-2024

    Jan 2022

    During 2022–2024, Task 36 will focus on the effect that circular economy initiatives along the waste and energy value chain will have in the deployment of bioenergy globally. Objectives The specific objectives for the proposed programme are: Understanding economic, societal, and environmental aspects derived from different EfW and material recycling technologies/strategies adopted. Highlight the role […]

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  • Case study: Decentralised Micro-biodigester systems for rural South Africa

    Dec 2021

    Decentralised Micro-biodigester systems for rural South Africa This is the third of a case study compilation to explore lessons on material and energy valorisation of waste within the framework of IEA Bioenergy Task 36. The central technology in this case study is micro-biodigesters systems applied in rural areas in South Africa.).  South Africa’s rural areas […]

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  • Case study: HTC:Valorisation of organic waste and sewage sludges for hydrochar production and biofertilizers

    Oct 2021

    Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC):Valorisation of organic waste and sewage sludges for hydrochar production and biofertilizers The HTC process offers a unique way to recover materials from organic wastes and sludges which are otherwise difficult and expensive to be valorised. This novel technology has been developed at industrial scale during the last 10 years and represents a […]

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