As people around the globe, young and old, recognize the need for decarbonization, bioenergy offers opportunities that can make a very big difference in the very near term. We have come a long way in bioenergy development and the diversification of biobased opportunities but there are still many hurdles to greater deployment in the bioeconomy. Global challenges call for global solutions. Together we can tackle and overcome these challenges.

 

James J. Spaeth
IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program | Executive Committee Chair System Development & Integration | Program Manager Bioenergy Technologies Office | Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy