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:

General info - Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (Biofpr): web portal for Bioenergy - General and technical publications from ONFI.

Production of ethanol

News - World of Bioenergy: international bioenergy news - BioEnergy International Magazine - Biofuels International: Bioenergy magazine

Market - European law for biofuels - European law for biofuels, and biodiesel in particular. - European law for biofuels, and bioethanol in particular. - Market dabatase for pellets. - Publications from EUBIA. - Publications frome the Centre for Biomass Technology. - Reports about biofuels, from the European Biofuels Technology Platform.

Research - Bio Fpr, Scientific review for Bioenergy - European Biofuels Technology Platform

Main institutions - COPA–COGECA: Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union & General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union - UNECE/FAO forestry and timber association. - IEA Energy Task 37, Biogas working group - European Biomass Association - EUBIA, European Biomass Industry Association - Natural and Biogas Vehicle Association - ePURE, European renewable ethanol industry - European Biodiesel Board - FEDIOL: European Federation of Vegetable Oils Producers - European Biogas Association

Certification - DIN CERTO, certification organisation of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN, the German Institute for Standardization.