In 2017, IEA Bioenergy conducted a survey to assess the topics of interest for the next triennium. Among the 358 unique respondents, “Bioenergy in future energy systems/system analysis” received the highest number of suggestions (41), making it the single most interesting topic to be studied in the near future.
With this premise, Ea Energy Analyses studied the future of thermal biomass plants in the power systems in the framework of the current IEA Bioenergy Task 32 phase 2015-2018. The focus was on the power and heat systems of thermal bioenergy, namely CHP plants and power plants, to balance the electricity demand.
The research question was threefold:
The results of the study was presented in form of a Technical Report by IEA Bioenergy Task 32 and at the IEA Bioenergy conference in San Francisco November 2018.
The project ran from November 2017 to November 2018.