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


Task 39 National Team Leader:

Les Edye is a Director of BioIndustry PartnersLEs Edye and Head of R&D at Leaf Energy.  In addition to these roles Dr Edye is an Adjunct Professor Queensland University of Technology where he leads a team researching novel biomass pretreatments for the production of second generation biofuels and biocommodity chemicals.  Dr Edye participates on the APEC Biofuels Taskforce and is the National Team Leader for the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39.  Dr Edye's recent activities include consulting to the Samoan Government on energy independence.

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 For more details on Les Edye see the BIP web-site.


What's New?:

Recent IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Publications/Events:

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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.  More details soon about the Group Members, Task Workplan and future activities. 

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



Task 39 Presentations and Webinars:







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)


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