EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme addresses the challenges of the European energy and environment policies from a research and innovation perspective. The main European universities, research alliances, technology centers, scientific agencies, institutes and associations involved in R&D&I in bioenergy and bioeconomy are part of EERA Bioenergy.
EERA Bioenergy promotes international co-operation to accelerate the SET-Plan priorities and actions to contribute to the decarbonisation of the energy sector, by assessing R&D&I priorities to accelerate the implementation of biomass technologies in Europe. Bioenergy in all its forms (power, heat and biofuels) is an essential component of the existing and future low-carbon technologies mix in all climate-change mitigation scenarios.
EERA Bioenergy supports the Innovation Challenges (ICs) which were endorsed at the United Nations Conference of Parties in Morocco (COP22), in particular IC4 (Sustainable Biofuels), IC7 (Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings), IC3 (Carbon Capture) and IC8 (Renewable and Clean Hydrogen). Biopower, bioheat and biofuels are able to provide significant benefits in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy security and creating new opportunities for clean economic growth.