IEA Bioenergy Task 34: PyNe

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    The Pyrolysis Task continues the activities of the former Task but with a more significant focus on implementation and the market opportunities. The objectives are to review the field of fast pyrolysis of biomass and related wastes in order to identify impediments to more rapid and wider spread implementation of the technology. This will include both technical and non-technical barriers. The scope of the Task will be production and utilisation of liquid fuels for heat and power and chemicals. Charcoal is also included. In order to meet these objectives every effort will be made to actively involve industry and decision makers in the Task. The programme of work will be based on traditional approach of IEA Bioenergy with a well defined technical and non-technical work programme which is delegated to small groups of members to contribute. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity to review progress and targets. Special reports will be commissioned from experts in identified areas to meet the major areas of providing information need. Information dissemination will be through the biannual PyNe newsletter, which has a circulation of 3000, and the PyNe website ( The Task is managed by Tony Bridgwater who has operated both the IEA Bioenergy Task since 1995 and a parallel EC Network since 1995 and these have been integrated since 1998. Within EU the Task is structured as ThermoNet shown in Figure 1. There are five PyNe topics, three GasNet topics and three joint topics each with its own Topic Leader who form the next tier of the structure.
    Original languageFinnish
    Title of host publicationPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosikirja 2002
    EditorsEija Alakangas
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages421 - 422
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5733-6
    ISBN (Print)951-38-5732-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosiseminaari - Joensuu, Finland
    Duration: 18 Sept 200219 Sept 2002

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    SeriesVTT Symposium


    SeminarPuuenergian teknologiaohjelman vuosiseminaari

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