08 Jan 2018
Three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas published by IRENA
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published three ‘Technology Briefs’ on biomass, biofuels for aviation and biogas where the main technical aspects of these technologies are recovered, their potential for development and implementation, existing barriers, among others are analyzed:
- Biomass for Heat and Power Technology Brief (2017). This Technology Brief provides technical background analyses the potential and barriers for market growth, and offers insights for policy makers on this key renewable energy technology. In the power sector, biomass is typically co-fired with coal in large-scale power plants and gasified or combusted in medium to small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
- Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief (2017). This brief examines how the expansion of biofuels for jet aircraft can reduce emissions substantially compared to fossil-based jet fuel.
- Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief (2017). This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for biogas production and biogas-driven vehicle fleets. It evaluates costs, performance and sustainability and outlines the best practices from around the globe to accelerate uptake of this key renewable transport fuel.