Sustainable Forest Management and Bioenergy

On the week of the International Day of Forests, Bioenergy Europe presents its new paper exploring the links between sustainable forest management, the forest industry and bioenergy. The Symbiotic Relationship between Bioenergy and Forest Management in Europe aims to clarify common misconceptions, delving into key concepts like carbon sink, carbon stock and biodiversity.

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LULUCF: what is in it for the Bioenergy sector?

The Land-Use, Land-Use-Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation covers emissions and removals from land-use and forestry, indirectly affecting the bioenergy sector. The revised LULUCF entered into force in May 2023. Discover the main changes in the revised LULUCF, the possible impacts on the bioenergy sector and Bioenergy Europe’s involvement.

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The Net-Zero Industry Act

Provisional agreement reached

The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on the ‘Net-Zero Industry Act’ (NZIA). The NZIA aims to ease conditions and provide certainty for investors and promoters of net-zero technology manufacturing projects. “Biomass technologies”, originally excluded from the Commission proposal, are listed in Annex X. The Annex lists final products primarily used in net-zero technologies. For more information, please contact Ennio Prizzi.  

Energy Efficiency Directive: what is in it for the Bioenergy sector?

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) is the legislation setting the framework to deliver energy savings across the European Union. It establishes a set of thresholds meant to ensure a fully decarbonised district heating and cooling supply by 2050.

Discover the main changes in the revised EED, the possible impacts on the bioenergy sector and Bioenergy Europe’s involvement.

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COP28 – Global leaders ask to break free from fossil fuels

Policymakers highlight the importance of defossilization to achieve net zero in 2050

At COP28 global leaders called, among other things, for:

  1. Transition away of fossil fuels energy systems to achieve net zero by 2050
  2. Tripling renewable energy capacity and doubling the average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements globally by 2030
  3. Accelerate zero and low-emmission technologies including carbon removal technologies

Bioenergy is key to progress in these calls. Help us spread the word by sharing and commenting on our social media posts.

Bioenergy Europe’s General Assembly on 28 November elected 5 members for the Board of Directors

Congratulations to the new board members!

  1. Katarzyna (Kasia) Wilk – Drax Group 
  2. Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz – CM Biomass

And congratulations to those who renewed their mandate!

  1. Andrew Georgiou – Enviva
  2. Gerolf Bücheler – Bundesverband Bioenergie (BBE) – German BioEnergy Association
  3. Pablo Rodero Masdemont – AVEBIOM – Spanish Biomas Association 

During the General Assembly members also approved the budget and the work plan for 2024.
Click here to read the minutes from the General Assembly and here to see the presentation.

REDIII published in the OJ

The final text of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) has been officially published in the EU’s Official Journal (OJ) and will enter into force on 20 November. Member States will now have 18 months (until 21 May 2025) to implement it at national level. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann.

EUDR Database Trial

The European Commission announced during the last meeting of the Deforestation Regulation Multistakeholder Platform that they will pilot test their database with 100 companies, which will have the opportunity to test the Information System’s functioning and report bugs and issues. Bioenergy Europe has applied for this Multistakeholder Platform and if accepted, members will be able to apply. The deadline is 17 November. For more information, please contact Daniel Reinemann