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March 2012: For the BfN-funded project ?Implementation of biodiversity targets relating to sustainable biomass utilization? Öko-Institut organized the second Joint Workshop on Extending the RED Sustainability Requirements to Solid Bioenergy in cooperation with Agentschap NL and the Joint Research Centre on 12 March 2012 in Den Haag.
Presentations and further information can be found here (in Englisch)

2012: Several EU studies please find under http://ec.europa.eu/energy/renewables/studies/renewables_en.htm

including the report "Benchmarking biomass sustainability criteria for energy purposes" with the participation of Oeko-Institut http://ec.europa.eu/energy/renewables/studies/doc/2014_05_biobench_report.pdf

August 2011: ?The Bioenergy and Water Nexus? - Report by UNEP, Öko-Institut and IEA Bioenergy Task 43 to link water and bioenergy please klick here (in English): PDF summary
PDF full report

Bio Global - Final Report of our UBA-Project "7020Development of strategies and sustainability standards for the certification of biomass for international imports and exports" is available at UBA in German and English.

On 2 November 2009 we held the UBA-Workshop "Aquatic Biomass: Sustainable Bioenergy from Algae?" in Berlin. Agenda 52kB
All further reports and information can we found here Link

Infos on the workshop in July 2009 in Paris "2nd Joint International Workshop on Bioenergy, Biodiversity Mapping and Degraded Lands" please find here

Our study for the WWF is availalbe for download:
Sustainability Standards for Bioenergy (PDF 1,5 MB)

In German, some parts in English - Project on "practical implementation of the German Biomass Electricity Sustainability Ordinance, Sub-project Area-related requirements (§§ 4-7 + 10)" in December 2009: Öko-Institut leitete das Teilprojekt "GTZ-Vorhaben zur praktischen Umsetzung der BioSt-NachV - Teilprojekt Flächenbezogene Anforderungen (§§ 4-7 + 10)". Das Teilprojekt ist eingebunden in ein Vorhaben der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) im Auftrag des Deutschen Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU) durchgeführt wird. Wissenschaftliche Papiere, die im Rahmen des Teilprojekts erstellt wurden, finden sich hier