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.
The purpose of WBA is to promote the increasing utilisation of bioenergy globally in an efficient, sustainable, economic and environmentally friendly way. Since its foundation in May 2008 WBA has been working to address a number of pressing issues including certification, sustainability, standardisation, bioenergy promotion, and the debates about bioenergy´s impact on food, land-use and water supply.
WBA joins with the world’s solar, wind, geothermal and hydro associations on the global level in the International Renewable Energy Alliance.
To help provide a clear frame of reference on which to base its activities the WBA has commissioned production of three reports on a number of key aspects of biomass to energy within a global perspective:
- Global Potential of Sustainable Biomass for Energy
- Certification Criteria for Sustainable Biomass for Energy
- Biomass for Energy versus Food and Feed, Land Use Analyses and Water Supply
The reports and the WBA position papers can be downloaded here.
Heinz Kopetz, President, World Bioenergy Association