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Europe & Bioenergy: a plan to decarbonise the energy sector

The EERA Bioenergy JP* has just published its recommendations regarding the coordination of research and innovation on the use of bioenergies between now and 2030.

Europe & Bioenergy: a plan to decarbonise the energy sector © Jean Tayeb
Updated on 06/25/2019
Published on 04/17/2019

In the context of mitigating climate change, the use of bioenergies (for electricity generation, heating and fuel) is a key component in decarbonising the energy sector. At a European scale, these bioenergies constitute a research and innovation priority.  
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)* Bioenergy Joint Programme has just published a document that offers a series of recommendations on coordinating research and innovation relative to bioenergies and innovative low-carbon technologies throughout the sector. This document is primarily intended for the political decision-makers and civil servants involved in defining European research and innovation programmes.

It was compiled in line with the priorities and key performance indicators identified in the European Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET), integrating the recommendations put forward by the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP Bioenergy) and the priorities defined by other EERA programmes.

This document is therefore a tool which aims to:

  • Align the policies and research priorities of the Alliance and those of the principal actors in the bioenergy sector by defining a common scientific and technological approach;  
  • Align with other stakeholders in order to agree on priorities in terms of research and innovation;   
  • Prioritise research and innovation needs in order to accelerate the implementation of bioenergies and the circular economy in Europe;  
  • Promote the joint development of technologies to accelerate implementation of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET);  
  • Create a portal of entry for other research scientists and industrial partners who wish establish contacts with Alliance scientists and develop mutually beneficial collaborations.  

Go to the document: Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)  – EERA BIOENERGY (pdf)

About the EERA*:

The European Energy Research Alliance-EERA assembles the largest scientific community working in this field. It involves 250 organisations (universities, research alliances, technology centres, scientific agencies and research institutions, etc.) from 30 countries. Its activities take the form of 17 joint programmes designed to promote research, development and innovation. The EERA is a central actor in the European Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET).

About the EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme:

Within the EERA, the EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme federates the leading European scientific organisations working in the field of bioenergies (electricity generation, heating and fuel) and the bioeconomy. The programme on bioenergies encourages international collaboration on research and innovation and supports the development of low-carbon technologies.  
The sub-programme on the sustainable production of biomass is being coordinated by INRA.

Contact: Jean TAYEB