International Bioenergy Trade

History, status & outlook on securing sustainable bioenergy supply, demand and markets

  • Martin Junginger
  • Chun Sheng Goh
  • André Faaij

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. André Faaij, Martin Junginger, Chun Sheng Goh
    Pages 1-15
  3. Patrick Lamers, Frank Rosillo-Calle, Luc Pelkmans, Carlo Hamelinck
    Pages 17-40
  4. Patrick Lamers, Didier Marchal, Jussi Heinimö, Florian Steierer
    Pages 41-63
  5. Daniela Thrän, Christiane Hennig, Evelyne Thiffault, Jussi Heinimö, Onofre Andrade
    Pages 65-101
  6. Erin Searcy, J. Richard Hess, JayaShankar Tumuluru, Leslie Ovard, David J. Muth, Erik Trømborg et al.
    Pages 103-123
  7. Luc Pelkmans, Liesbet Goovaerts, Chun Sheng Goh, Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Inge Stupak et al.
    Pages 125-149
  8. Martin Junginger, Peter-Paul Schouwenberg, Lars Nikolaisen, Onofre Andrade
    Pages 151-172
  9. Lukas Kranzl, Vassilis Daioglou, Andre Faaij, Martin Junginger, Kimon Keramidas, Julian Matzenberger et al.
    Pages 173-189
  10. Michael Deutmeyer, Bo Hektor, Peter-Paul Schouwenberg
    Pages 191-212
  11. Martin Junginger, Chun Sheng Goh, André Faaij
    Pages 213-224
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 225-233

About this book


The trade of global bioenergy commodities, such as ethanol, biodiesel and wood pellets has been growing exponentially in the past decade, and have by 2013 reached true “commodity” volumes, i.e. tens of millions of tonnes traded each year, and billions (both in US$/€) of annual turnover. 

IEA Bioenergy Task 40 was founded in 2004 and is now in its 4th triennium. For the past 9 years, task 40 has monitored the developments in international bioenergy trade, including the organization of about 20 workshops on trade-related topics, and the publication of over 100 studies, country reports, newsletters, etc. The amount of material produced over the years and insights gained in how biomass markets and international trade of biomass and biofuels has developed is impressive. Besides that the group has produced overviews and insights, also a large amount of practical experience has been brought together in what works and what doesn’t. Last but not least, based on all this, there are clear(er) views on how to proceed to build working sustainable international biomass markets in the future. This book compiles those lessons and insights into an easily accessible book publication.


Biodiesel Bioenergy International trade Liquid biofuels trade Solid biomass trade Sustainable development of bioenergy Transport of bioenergy Value chains Wood pellets bioenergy trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Junginger
    • 1
  • Chun Sheng Goh
    • 2
  • André Faaij
    • 3
  1. 1.Copernicus Instituut of Sustainable DevelopmentUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Copernicus InstituutUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Copernicus InstituutUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6981-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6982-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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