Identification and Assessment of Most Promising Biorefineries until 2020 in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 "Biorefinery"

G. Jungmeier, H. Jørgensen, N.S. Bentsen, M. Mandl, R. Van Ree, E. De Jong, A. Departe, C. Philips, J.C. Pouet, I. Skiadas, P. Walsh, M. Wellisch, K. Piquette, T. Willke, I. De Bari, M. Klembara, G. Bullock, J. Tomkinson, O. Atac & G. Garnier
The IEA Bioenergy Task 42 „Biorefineries“ made the following definition on biorefinery: “Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio­based products (food, feed, chemicals, materials) and bioenergy (biofuels, power and/or heat)”. “Energy­driven” biorefineries and “product­driven” biorefineries are distinguished. Based on the ongoing activities in the 12 countries (A, AUS, CA, DK, FR, G, I, IR, NL, T, UK, US) participating in Task 42, the task identifies and assesses the current status...