IEA Bioenergy Task 42 - 'Biorefining in a Future BioEconomy'
Task 42 National Team Leader:
Geoff Bell is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Microbiogen. He has developed a high level of expertise in materials handling, process development, process controls and financial analysis through his 15 years as a mining analyst and Head of Research in Australia and Head of Global Mining Research at BNP Paribas. Geoff has brought these skills and experience to the bio
-energy space where the same principles are involved in producing sustainable bio-fuels from widely dispersed and generally low density substrates. Over the last 8 years, he has lead Microbiogen from a micro-start-up to a commercial ready company that is generating significant license fees from deploying its unique and industrially relevant yeast strains to both conventional biofuels producers to lignocellulosic biofuels developers.
Contact Email: email@example.com
For more details on Geoff Bell see the Microbiogen web-site
Task 42 Resources:
- Task 42 web-site
- Australia Country Report
- Task 42 Factsheet
- Task 42 Booklet
- Task 42 Training Resources
- 3rd European Biorefinery Training School (7 - 10 July 2014)
- Task 42 Prolongation Proposal 2016 - 2018 - This report sets out the plans for the next triennium.
Task 42 Publications:
***NEW***Biorefining – Sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable bio-based products and bioenergy, 2014 - . The purpose of this publication is to provide an unbiased, authoritative statement on biorefining in general, and of the specific activities dealt with within IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on biorefining. It is aimed at stakeholders from the agro-sector, industry, SMEs, policy makers and NGOs. ***
***NEW*** 8 Biorefinery Fact Sheets (3MB), Oct 2014 - The “Biorefinery Fact Sheet” assists various stakeholders in finding their position on biorefining in a future biobased economy. The Fact Sheets will be made for the 15 most interesting “energy driven biorefinery systems” identified by IEA Bioenergy Task 42.
The following 8 Fact Sheets have been developed:
- 4-platform (biogas, green juice, green fibres, electricity&heat) biorefinery using grass silage and food residues for bio plastic, insulation material, fertilizer, electricity
- 3-platform (black liquor, pulp, electricity&heat) biorefinery using wood chips for pulp, paper, turpentine, tall oil, bark, electricity and heat
- 1-platform (C6 sugars) biorefinery using starch crops for bioethanol and feed
- 3-platform (C6&C5 sugar, electricity&heat, lignin) biorefinery using wood chips for bioethanol, electricity, heat and phenols
- 1-platform (oil) biorefinery using oilseed crops for biodiesel, glycerine and feed
- 1-platform (oil) biorefinery using oil based residues for biodiesel, glycerine, bio oil and fertilizer
- 2-platform (electricity&heat, syngas) biorefinery using wood chips for FT-biofuels, electricity, heat and waxes with steam gasification
- 23-platform (pyrolysis oil, syngas, electricity&heat) biorefinery using straw for FT-biofuels and methanol with oxygen gasification
Task 42 Participation Group:
The Task 42 Participation Group held an inaugural meeting in February 2015. If you are interested in being part of this Group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Areas of Focus for the Group:
- Development of a presentation on Australian Biorefineries
- 4-6 May 2015 Progress Meeting (Sardinia) (see report back below)
Next Group Meeting / Webinar - The Participation Group will hold a face to face meeting at the Bioenergy Australia Annual Conference - see the Conference Webpage!
Task 42 Webinars and Presentations:
Maximising Revenues and Minimising Waste in Fuel and Feed Biorefineries, Peter Milic, Microbiogen Pty Ltd (1MB). This presentation was made at the 2014 Bioenergy Australia Conference in Adelaide and has been made available as part of IEA Task 42 activities. Other presentations from the Conference can be accessed via the Conference DVD.
IEA Task 42: Summary of Tasks Completed at the End of the Current Recently Completed Triennium, Geoff Bell, Microbiogen Pty Ltd, 1 Dec 2015, Bioenergy Australia 2015, Tasmania.
25 May 2016 - IEA Bioenergy Task 42 - Biorefining in a Future Bioeconomy (Invited Speaker Ed de Jong (Avantium and Task 42 CoChair)
23 April 2015 - IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Webinar - An Economic perspective of today's modern biorefineries, 23 April 2015.
- Listen to the recording of the Task 42 Webinar
- Geoff Bell's Presentation
- Gerfried Junhgmeier's Presentation
- Useful Report - 'From the Sugar Platform to biofuels and biochemicals', EC DG Energy April 2015
Task 42 Progress Meetings / Update Reports:
Task 42 Progress Meeting - 1-3 December 2014, Toronto (Guelph), CANADA
- Canadian Bioeconomy Conference - Biofuels to Bioeconomy, 1-3 December 2014
Task 42 Progress Meeting - 4 - 6 May 2015, Sardinia, ITALY
- ***NEW***Download the Meeting Summary Report / Key Messages for Australia
- Agenda Slides
- Minutes of the meeting are available in the Members Only Area of the Bioenergy Australia website.
Task 42 Progress Meeting 24 - 31 October 2015, Berlin, GERMANY
Task 42 Progress Meeting 18 - 19 April 2016, Dublin, IRELAND
Related Resources of Interest:
List of articles, weblinks, reports and publications relating to a bioeconomy in Australia (request from the Task 42 central team)
National BioEconomy Strategies, IEA Bioenergy Implementing, Agreement Countries, October 2014 - This presentation was produced from the collection of information from participation countries.
Biorefineries in Australia - Task 42 Deliverable - this Country Report (in a 'presentation' style) on the energy situation and biorefineries in Australia was a requirement of the Task 42 Task.
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*** Note - this Task was originally known as 'Biorefining - Sustainable Processing of Biomass into a Spectrum of Marketable Bio-based Products and Bioenergy' [amended to the current Task Title in December 2015 - Biorefining in a Future BioEconomy].