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IEA Bioenergy Task 43 - 'Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets'

Task 43 National Team Leader:

Mark Brown is Professor of Forestry OperationsMark Brown – University of the Sunshine Coast.  Professor Brown is the Australian National Team Leader for IEA Bioenergy Task 43.   Professor Brown is also a Director of the Forest Industries Research Centre and the Australian Forest Operations Research Alliance (AFORA).

Contact Email:

For more details on Mark Brown see the University of the Sunshine Coast web-site.


What's New?


Task 43 IEA Resources:


Task 43 IEA Publications

  • Assessing the Environmental Performance of Biomass Supply Chains, January 2015 -  This report presents state of the art information on environmental impacts of biomass supply chains including how to assess them and identify the challenges and limitations. This publication provides an introduction of the application of LCA to biomass production systems, identifying factors to be taken into account for assessing these biological systems.



Task 43 Participation Group:

The Task 43 Participation Group held an inaugural meeting at the BA Annual Conference in Adelaide 1 - 2 December 2014.  More details soon on the Task Workplan, Group Members and future meetings.

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



Task 43 Presentations and Webinars:





Presentation the Annual Timber Queensland Conference (on behalf of Steve Schuck)


  • Bioenergy Australia presents the following Task 43 Webinars as part of the Bioenergy Australia Webinar Series:

5 August 2014 - Speakers - Dr Evelyne Thiffault (Natural Resources Canada (NRC), Quebec, Canada) and Professor Mark Brown (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia). 

  • Access the Webinar recording here.


9 November 2015, Presenters - John McGrath, Goran Berndes, Annette Cowie and Mark Brown, Forest Biomass - Climate and Wider Environmental Issues. 

Task 43 Progress Meetings / Update Reports:

Progress Meetings


Sept 2016, Vancouver, Canada

April 2016, Savannah, USA


20 - 23 May 2015, Dublin, IRELAND.

24 - 31 October 2015, Berlin, GERMANY


23-24 October 2014, Brussels, BELGIUM.


Other Meetings/Presentations

2015: July 2015 Thailand