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International Bioenergy Trade

History, status & outlook on securing sustainable bioenergy supply, demand and markets

Series: Lecture Notes in Energy, Vol. 17

Junginger, Martin, Goh, Chun Sheng, Faaij, André (Eds.)

2014, VI, 233 p. 56 illus., 36 illus. in color.

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  • Comprehensive coverage. This book includes all biomass commodities that are traded in any significant volumes in detail
  • Authors from industry & academia and from the main bioenergy exporting & importing countries on 3 continents
  • First of a kind. No other book (or any kind of publication for that matter) that treats the topic of international bioenergy trade in such detail
  • Relevant for industry and policy makers, also for NGO’s, academia etc.

The trade of global bioenergy commodities, such as ethanol, biodiesel and wood pellets has been growing exponentially in the past decade, and have by 2013 reached true “commodity” volumes, i.e. tens of millions of tonnes traded each year, and billions (both in US$/€) of annual turnover. 

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 was founded in 2004 and is now in its 4th triennium. For the past 9 years, task 40 has monitored the developments in international bioenergy trade, including the organization of about 20 workshops on trade-related topics, and the publication of over 100 studies, country reports, newsletters, etc. The amount of material produced over the years and insights gained in how biomass markets and international trade of biomass and biofuels has developed is impressive. Besides that the group has produced overviews and insights, also a large amount of practical experience has been brought together in what works and what doesn’t. Last but not least, based on all this, there are clear(er) views on how to proceed to build working sustainable international biomass markets in the future. This book compiles those lessons and insights into an easily accessible book publication.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biodiesel - Bioenergy - International trade - Liquid biofuels trade - Solid biomass trade - Sustainable development of bioenergy - Transport of bioenergy - Value chains - Wood pellets - bioenergy trade

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Chapter 1 A general introduction to international bioenergy trade; André Faaij, Martin Junginger, Chun Sheng Goh.

Chapter 2 Developments in international liquid biofuel trade; Patrick Lamers, Frank Rosillo-Calle, Luc Pelkmans, Carlo Hamelinck.

Chapter 3 Global woody biomass trade for energy; Patrick Lamers, Didier Marchal, Jussi Heinimö, Florian Steierer.

Chapter 4 Development of bioenergy trade in four different settings  – the role of potential and policies; Daniela Thrän, Christiane Hennig, Evelyne Thiffault, Jussi Heinimö, Onofre Andrade.

Chapter 5 Optimization of Biomass Transport and Logistics; Erin Searcy, J. Richard Hess, JayaShankar Tumuluru, Leslie Ovard, David J. Muth, Jacob Jacobson, Bobby Jeffers, Kara Cafferty, Erik Trømborg, Michael Wild, Michael Deutmeyer, Lars Nikolaisen, Tapio Ranta, Ric Hoefnagels.

Chapter 6 The role of sustainability requirements in international bioenergy markets; Luc Pelkmans, Liesbet Goovaerts, Chun Sheng Goh, Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Inge Stupak, C. Tattersall Smith,  Helena Chum, Oskar Englund, Göran Berndes, Annette Cowie, Evelyne Thiffault, Uwe Fritsche, Daniela Thrän.

Chapter 7 Drivers and barriers for bioenergy trade; Martin Junginger, Peter-Paul Schouwenberg, Lars Nikolaisen, Onofre Andrade.

Chapter 8 Medium and long-term perspectives of international bioenergy trade; Lukas Kranzl, Vassilis Daioglou, Andre Faaij, Martin Junginger, Kimon Keramidas, Julian Matzenberger, Erik Tromborg.

Chapter 9 Financing bioenergy trade: Making it happens; Michael Deutmeyer, Bo Hektor, Peter-Paul Schouwenberg.

Chapter 10 Synthesis and recommendations; Martin Junginger, Chun Sheng Goh, André Faaij.

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