Bioenergy: Deployment and Good Practices

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Here you find a summary of the chapter of the UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool (DST). The complete chapte can be found here.


The success of deployed bioenergy technologies depends on the institutional mechanisms and the supporting infrastructure. Good practices make the operation of bioenergy systems more sustainable. Combining effective deployment and good practice supports the implementation and success of bioenergy strategies. In this section, an overview of good practices in agriculture and forestry is presented. It also gives concrete examples of innovative deployment and/or good practice.

Deployment of Bioenergy Systems

This section briefly reviews the interface between bioenergy technologies, markets and resource management, based on previous project and program experiences. Various examples of different types of energy carriers are given in relation to how technologies or systems were deployed and the institutional mechanisms used during implementation and deployment.

Integrated Food Energy Systems

One of the fundamental potential conflicts related to bioenergy is the production of food. Integrated Food-Energy Systems are of great importance in the context of this problem by paying special attention to maximizing the overall returns and addressing food provision and food security internally in the system design rather than considering these issues separately. In this section, several best practices and case studies concerning this issue are discussed.


Producing co-products is essential for the long-term sustainability of bioenergy systems and connected systems. Utilizable co-products can improve the energy balance of the bioenergy system or can itself optimized for other uses.

Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Sustainable agricultural practices can, if done properly, help reduce pressure on the environment and direct land use while aimed at increasing productivity and providing economic benefits to farmers. This section gives an overview of good agricultural practice methods that can help to address land use pressures.

Sustainable Forest Management

The goal of sustainable forest management is to ensure long-term availability of forest resources while securing ecosystem services like soil and watershed protection. In this section, issues and resource management strategies are discussed with emphasize on the methods or approaches relevant for bioenergy.

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