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Reaching Zero with Renewables: Biojet Fuels

This report summarises progress, explores the potential to scale up biojet production in the near and longer term, and explain the actions needed to realise the aviation sector’s decarbonisation goals.

  • July 2021
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English

Reduce: Non-bio renewables

G20 countries can work together to step up renewable energy development and drive an accelerated global energy transition.

  • September 2020
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  • Climate Change, Benefits
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  • English

Recycle: Bioenergy

Sustainable bioenergy could even out solar and wind variability and replace fossil fuels for industry, transport and buildings.

  • September 2020
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Saudi Arabia

Off-grid renewable energy statistics 2019

This report outlines key off-grid power and biogas data over the decade 2008-2017 in trilingual tables. The sector continues growing rapidly worldwide.

  • December 2019
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  • Off-grid for Energy Access, Statistics
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  • English, Spanish, French

Testing IRENA’s biogas survey guidelines: Lessons learned in six countries

The report suggests was to improve biogas data collection, including reducing survey costs, improving response rates, simplifying the data collected and using local knowledge about previous projects and programmes.

  • November 2019
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  • Statistics
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  • English

Advanced biofuels: What holds them back?

Advanced liquid biofuels are important for low-carbon transport development. A survey of industry executives highlights regulatory uncertainty as a key market barrier.

  • November 2019
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  • Transport, Energy Transition
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  • English

Sugarcane bioenergy in Southern Africa: Economic potential for sustainable scale-up

This study reviews the bioenergy potential from sugarcane and associated development costs in seven sugar-producing countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), aiming to provide a foundation for more detailed country-level studies exploring practical potential.

  • March 2019
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  • Power, Costs
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  • English
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  • Eswatini, Malawi

Sustainable pastureland intensification: Making room for energy crops without harming biodiversity

This working paper reviews approaches to sustainable intensification of pastureland that have had a neutral or positive effect on biodiversity of the affected areas and provides examples through case studies. 

  • March 2019
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  • Climate Change
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  • English

Bioenergy from boreal forests: Swedish approach to sustainable wood use

Active forest management has helped to boost bioenergy resources. Swedish experience offers valuable lessons for emerging markets.

  • March 2019
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  • Energy Transition, Climate Change
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  • English
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  • Sweden

Solid Biomass Supply for Heat and Power: Technology Brief

This technology brief from IRENA examines the multi-dimensional logistical challenges of establishing a steady supply chain for solid biomass.

  • January 2019
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  • Power, Benefits
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  • English
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  • Japan, Netherlands