The biofuels sector is complex and contentious. Biomass from agriculture, forestry and wastes could contribute significantly to future energy use and emissions reductions, but this relies on developing sustainable feedstock supplies, reliable logistics and economically viable conversion technologies.
Biochemicals are no less contentious. Consumers are increasingly aware of sustainability issues and governments are under pressure to implement the circular economy. Whilst biochemicals might seem an ‘easy win’ for both issues, the real picture is complex. Are biochemicals truly sustainable, and is their use – and re-use – feasible in a properly functioning circular economy?
' E4tech's deep understanding of novel bioenergy technologies, related feedstocks and biochemical production routes supports our understanding of markets, sustainability, policy and more. Our work with private- and public-sector clients, assessing the challenges facing stakeholders internationally across the entire value chain.'
Bioenergy and Biochemicals Sector Leader
Dr. Ausilio Bauen