This branch is one in which biomass is recovered. It concerns biofuels and biogases that may be used as a substitute for carbon of fossil origin, or to produce heat and electricity through combustion or fermentation.
Another sector that has been rapidly expanding over the past twenty years is that of biomaterials, namely plastic materials (packaging, building, transport…).
To produce bioproduits or bioenergy, biomass needs to be transformed. There are three main means of transformation:
biofpr.com - Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (Biofpr): web portal for Bioenergy
onfinternational.org/fr/publications.html - General and technical publications from ONFI.
Production of ethanol
worldofbioenergy.com - World of Bioenergy: international bioenergy news
bioenergyinternational.com - BioEnergy International Magazine
biofuels-news.com - Biofuels International: Bioenergy magazine
biofuelstp.eu/legislation.html - European law for biofuels
ebb-eu.org/legislation.php - European law for biofuels, and biodiesel in particular.
epure.org/policy/legislation - European law for biofuels, and bioethanol in particular.
pelletsatlas.info - Market dabatase for pellets.
eubia.org/161.0.html - Publications from EUBIA.
videncenter.dk/uk/publicat2.htm - Publications frome the Centre for Biomass Technology.
biofuelstp.eu/reports_search.php - Reports about biofuels, from the European Biofuels Technology Platform.
biofpr.com/view/0/journal.html - Bio Fpr, Scientific review for Bioenergy
biofuelstp.eu - European Biofuels Technology Platform
copa-cogeca.be - COPA–COGECA: Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union & General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union
Timber.unece.org - UNECE/FAO forestry and timber association.
iea-biogas.net - IEA Energy Task 37, Biogas working group
aebiom.org - European Biomass Association
eubia.org - EUBIA, European Biomass Industry Association
epure.org - ePURE, European renewable ethanol industry
ebb-eu.org - European Biodiesel Board
fediol.be - FEDIOL: European Federation of Vegetable Oils Producers
european-biogas.eu - European Biogas Association
dincertco.de - DIN CERTO, certification organisation of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN, the German Institute for Standardization.