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IEA Bioenergy Task 39 - 'Commercialising Conventional and Advanced Liquid Biofuels from Biomass'


Task 39 National Team Leader:

Steve Rogers is Business Development Manager at Licella who have developed a continuous flow hydrothermal conversion of biomass into bio-crude which is then separated and upgraded into advanced bio-fuels and chemicals using standard refining technology.  

Steve Rogers

Steve developed Licella’s commercialisation strategy which is now being deployed.

Steve is the National Team Leader for the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39. 

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What's New?:


Task 39 Resources:


Task 39 Publications:


Task 39 Participation Group:

The Task 39 Participation Group held an inaugural meeting at the BA Annual Conference in Adelaide 1 - 2 December 2014.  

If you are interested in being part of this group, contact 


Task 39 Presentations and Webinars:





  • ExCo78 Meeting Rotorua, New Zealand, November 2016




Task 39 Progress Meetings / Update Reports:

Progress Meetings


2016: April 2016, Delft (THE NETHERLANDS)


2015: 10-14 March 2015, Gwangui (SOUTH KOREA)


2015: 24 - 31 October 2015, Berlin (GERMANY)


Related Resources of Interest:

  • AMFI Newsletter - Advanced Motor Fuels (IEA Transportation Implementing Agreement)

  • ESBF Newsletter - (European Sustainable Biofuels Forum)

  • ANB Newsletters - (Austrian Network Biofuels Newsletters)