About us

Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector aiming to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. Bioenergy Europe is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organisation founded in 1990 that brings together around 40 associations and 90 companies, as well as academic and research institutes, from all across Europe.

Our mission

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

  • 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.

RHC-Platform– The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling is an initiative officially supported by the European Commission. It gathers over 700 industry and research stakeholders of the renewable heating and cooling sector in Europe to promote research and innovation in this field. Bioenergy Europe has been managing the Biomass Technology Panel of this Platform since 2009.

CIVIL DIALOGUE GROUP ON ARABLE CROPS– Civil dialogue groups assist the Commission and help support regular dialogue on all matters relating to the common agricultural policy, including rural development, and its implementation. Bioenergy Europe takes an active part in discussions related to the use and development of energy crops.

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.

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.