About us

Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) 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 more than 40 associations and 90 companies, as well as academia and research institutes from across Europe.

Our mission

At Bioenergy Europe, we believe that bioenergy under all its forms gives Europe the energy to change. With this idea in mind, our mission can be summarised in five key objectives:

  • To follow EU-level legislative developments related to bioenergy;
  • To communicate the opportunities and concerns regarding the development of bioenergy in Europe to EU policy makers;
  • To develop, deepen and disseminate knowledge on the use of biomass for energy from scientific, technological, economic, social, legal and political perspectives relevant at European-level;
  • To promote all technologies developed within the European bioenergy industry;
  • To support any national or international initiative promoting bioenergy;
  • To actively promote the abolition of any technical or trade barriers which hamper the development of an open bioenergy market at European-level.

Affiliations

EUFORES – EUFORES is a European, cross-party network of Members of the European Parliament as well as national and regional parliaments. EUFORES's core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

WBA – The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is the global organisation dedicated to supporting and representing the wide range of actors in the bioenergy sector. Its members include national and regional bioenergy organisations, institutions, companies and individuals.

PEFC – The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through an independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote best practices in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.

DecarbEurope - DecarbEurope promotes technology-based, cost-effective, market-mature, scalable solutions to decarbonise Europe. DecarbEurope wants to encourage policy and market instruments to remove barriers that are currently hindering those solutions from full-scale activation.

DecarbHeat - The initiative brings together renewable heating & cooling (H&C) technology stakeholders behind one clear vision: a 100% carbon emission-free, efficient European heating & cooling sector by 2050. This objective requires a market framework that encourages the massive deployment of ‘’2050 compatible’’ technologies, offering clean solutions for heating, cooling and hot water production.

 

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.