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IEA Bioenergy

IEA Bioenergy is one of the implementing agreement set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programs in bioenergy research, development and deployment. 

Activities are set up under Implementing Agreements. These are independent bodies operating in a framework provided by the IEA. There are 40 currently active Implementing Agreements, one of which is IEA Bioenergy. From January 2003 there are 20 member countries to the IEA Bioenergy participating in 11 Tasks covering all aspects of Bioenergy.



Task 37: Energy from Biogas and Landfill Gas

Task 37 is a working group which covers the biological treatment of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) as well as the anaerobic treatment of organic rich industrial waste water. OFMSW is digested in specifically designed digestors or in co-digestion with other wastes (mainly manure). The main interests are the production of biogas and a digestate of a high quality. Collection, sorting, gas upgrading and gas utilization are accompaning technologies.