IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefinery

E. de Jong, H. Langeveld, R. van Ree

Research output: Other contributionPamphlet


The objective of the brochure is to inform policy makers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), researchers and entrepreneurs on the principle of biorefinery, its potential contribution to food and feed production, bioenergy and waste management, and its perspectives in the context of a growing demand for food, feed, energy and products from renewable resources. This brochure will begin with the definition of biorefineries developed by IEA Bioenergy Task 42. The heterogeneity and diversity of the biorefinery field require a uniform definition and a clear classification system. To illustrate the different biorefinery types, and their current technological status and/or development and deployment perspectives, examples from different countries will subsequently be presented. They will be linked to the classification system, in order to give a clear classified overview of both the current status and future perspectives of biorefineries worldwide. The brochure will wrap up with some general comments and a future outlook for the next triennium.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIEA Bioenergy
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • biobased economy
  • biorefinery
  • biomass cascading
  • classification
  • coproduction
  • factories


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