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ARENA funding supports knowledge sharing of bioenergy

Thu 10, Jul 2014

Bioenergy Australia is pleased to announce success with a funding application to ARENA to support enhanced participation in the International Energy Agency’s Bioenergy program.  

Under ARENA’s Emerging Renewables Program funding has been secured to support Bioenergy Australia’s participation in a total of five tasks of this international collaborative agreement over three years.  The funding program supports measures for capacity building and skills development for the renewable energy industry, preparatory activities for projects, including potential projects for funding by ARENA, and other related industry activities to assist the development and deployment of renewable energy and enabling technologies.

The funding will be supporting overall participation in:

  • Task 37 – Energy from Biogas
  • Task 38 – Climate Change Effects of Biomass and Bioenergy Systems
  • Task 39 – Commercialising Conventional and Advanced Liquid Biofuels from Biomass
  • Task 42 – Biorefining: Sustainable  Processing of Biomass into a Spectrum of Marketable Bio-based Products and Bioenergy
  • Task 43 – Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets.

Securing this funding maximises the potential for the wider bioenergy industry and research community to learn and benefit from bioenergy activities within Australia and also from the interaction with leading international experts. 

Over the months ahead Bioenergy Australia will be holding a series of knowledge sharing activities such as seminars, webinars and conferences related to each of the IEA Bioenergy Tasks.

For more details see the IEA Bioenergy Tasks on the Bioenergy Australia web-site.


ARENA - The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established by the Australian Government to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia.  See the ARENA web-site for further details.

Update: See this ARENA news story from 2 Oct 2014.




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