QIBEBT Joins IEA Bioenergy Task 39

QIBEBT joins International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39, Biofuels for Decarbonize Transport, as the 17th member country of this Task. Professor LI Fuli, director of Molecular & Microbial Engineering Group, is appointed as the country’s task representative. 

The QIBEBT scientists will take advantage of this platform for international collaboration and information exchange in bioenergy research, technology development, demonstration, and policy analysis.

The overall objective of Task 39 is to facilitate commercialization of biogenic derived, sustainable, low-Carbon biofuels for transport. This includes conventional and advanced biofuels produced through various technology routes such as oleochemical, biochemical, thermochemical and hybrid conversion technology pathways. The main goal is to help speed decarbonization of the multi-faceted transport sector with an increasing focus on the more difficult to electrify long-distance transport sector. 

The Programme of Work for the year 2022 to 2024 comprises the focus areas in Technology and Commercialization, Sustainability, Policy, Markets and Implementation, and Dissemination.

IEA Bioenergy is a Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) set up in 1978 by IEA with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.