Supporting the Diverse and Expanding World of Bioenergy
As Canada and other parts of the world develop plans for a more sustainable low-carbon future, bioenergy is gaining ground in the global market. Bioenergy is derived from biomass, which may be processed into biofuels – solid, liquid, or gas – for use as a substitute for fossil fuels in many industries and applications. Taking a holistic approach to the use and promotion of bioenergy is challenging since it includes different raw materials, processes, and end-uses. Each one of the different sectors that make up the diverse world of bioenergy fall under a variety of technical requirements and are covered by different sets of legislation. CSA Group is the leader in bioenergy standardization efforts through our collaborative domestic and international work. This white paper explores market dynamics, current technologies, as well as standards, legislation, regulations, and initiatives in other jurisdictions that can help pave the way for bioenergy in the global clean economy.