A bit of history

Bioenergy Europe is the voice of European bioenergy. It aims to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Founded in 1990, Bioenergy Europe is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation bringing together 40 associations and 157 companies, as well as 11 academia and research institutes from across Europe.

  • Our vision

    Bioenergy Europe will be the leading player in ensuring that sustainable bioenergy is a key pillar in delivering a carbon neutral Europe.

  • Our mission


    Bioenergy Europe facilitates the development of a sustainable, strong and competitive bioenergy sector through:

    • Promotion towards European policy-makers and stakeholders for awareness, acceptance and reputation of bioenergy.
    • Promote the development of consistent, realistic and sustainable bioenergy scenarios in the heat, electricity and transport sectors.
    • Pro-active proposals to develop more favourable European legislation.
    • Market intelligence to support decision making.
    • Services to members, including a support to advocacy at national level.
    • Tools, including certification schemes, to sustain market growth and credibility.
    • Industry collaboration throughout the entire supply chain.
    • Promotion of efficient and innovative technologies within the bioeconomy.
  • An umbrella organisation

    Bioenergy Europe is the umbrella organisation of the European Pellet Council (EPC) and the International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC). These networks have been created thanks to the internal dynamic of our members. Today, these two networks are an essential part of Bioenergy Europe's internal organisation and bring together bioenergy experts and company representatives from all over Europe.

  • European Pellet Council

    The European Pellet Council (EPC), founded in 2010, is the voice of the wood pellet sector in Europe. Its members are national pellet associations or related organisations from 18 countries. EPC aims at solving the issues related to the transition from a niche product to a major energy commodity. These issues include the standardisation and certification of pellet quality, safety, security of supply, education and training, and the quality of pellet-using devices. EPC coordinates, ENplus®, the world-leading pellet quality certification.

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  • International Biomass Torrefaction Council

    The International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC) is a Brussels based international platform founded in 2012, which brings together more than 23 companies from all over the world. IBTC was founded by Bioenergy Europe (former AEBIOM) and resulted from the joint efforts of major torrefied biomass stakeholders who decided to create a discussion platform of companies with similar interests. IBTC was initiated in collaboration with the Dutch Torrefaction Association (DTA). IBTC is a unique network connecting all companies with a shared interest in torrefaction and solid biofuels, connecting industry players and academia to undertake actions that drive torrefied biomass forward.

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Our Networks

  • The international platform for everyone involved in biomass torrefaction and carbonization.

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  • Represents the interests of the wood pellect sector to ensure its sustainable developement.

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Our Certification Schemes

  • The world-leading, transparent and independent certification scheme for wood pellets. From production to delivery, ENplus® guarantees quality and combat fraud along the entire supply chain.

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  • enSURE Compliance with RED II Sustainability Requirements for the Production of Electricity, Heating and Cooling from Biomass.

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