SCOPE workshop Bioenergy & Sustainability

april 14, 2015

Launching the report of a global assesment of bioenergy sustainability

Date: April 14th, 2015
Venue: FAPESP: Rua Pio XI, 1500 – São Paulo, Brazil
Time: 9h30 to 17h00

Based on over 2,000 references and major studies the report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current bioenergy landscape, technologies and practices with a critical review of their impacts. Considering an extensive evaluation of current bioenergy resources status, systems and markets, potential sustainable expansion and wider adoption of this renewable resource the authors highlight recommendations for policy and deployment of bioenergy options: liquid biofuels, bioelectricity, biogas, heat, bio-based chemicals.

This assessment is a collective effort with contributions from more than 130 experts from 24 countries, encompassing scientific studies ranging from land use and feedstocks, to technologies, impacts, benefits and policy.

The authors considered how bioenergy expansion and its impacts perform on energy, food, environmental and climate security, sustainable development and the innovation nexus in both developed and developing regions. The report also highlights numbers, solutions, gaps in knowledge and suggests the science needed to maximize bioenergy benefits.

Panels included experts from academia, industry and NGOs presenting and discussing the current status and trends in biomass production and its possible implications for policy, communication and innovation strategies for a sustainable future.

The full report will be available as open-access. For more information, visit: