The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector with the aim to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. AEBIOM is a non profit Brussels based international organisation founded in 1990 that brings together around 40 associations and 90 companies, academics and other associations from across Europe.
AEBIOM’s key mission can be summarised in five objectives:
- To communicate the opportunities and concerns regarding the development of bioenergy in Europe to EU policy makers;
- To develop, deepen and disseminate knowledge on the use of biomass for energy from scientific, technological, economic, social, legal and political perspectives, as well as in any other aspect relevant at European level;
- To develop and promote all technology developed within the European bioenergy industry;
- To support any national or international initiative promoting bioenergy;
- To actively promote the abolition of any technical or trade barriers which hamper the development of an open bioenergy market at European level.
EUFORES – EUFORES is a European cross-party network of Members of Parliaments from the European Parliament as well as from the EU28 national and regional Parliaments. EUFORES core objective is the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
WBA – 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.
RHC-Platform – The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling is an initiative officially supported by the European Commission. It gathers over 700 industry and research stakeholders of the renewable heating and cooling sector in Europe to promote research and innovation in this field. AEBIOM has been managing the Biomass Technology Panel of this Platform since 2009.
CIVIL DIALOGUE GROUP ON ARABLE CROPS – Civil dialogue groups assist the Commission and help to hold a regular dialogue on all matters relating to the common agricultural policy, including rural development, and its implementation. AEBIOM takes an active part in discussion related to the use and development of energy crops.
PEFC – The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
AEBIOM, an umbrella organisation
AEBIOM is the umbrella organisation of the European Pellet Council (EPC) and the International Biomass Torrefaction Council (IBTC). These networks have been created thanks to the internal dynamic of AEBIOM members. Today these two networks hold a specific place in AEBIOM’s internal organisation and bring together bioenergy experts and company representatives from all over Europe.