Bioenergy Community of Practice

The Bioenergy Community of Practice (BioE-CoP) is a peer-to-peer learning network of practitioners from governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, who work together for advancing the development of bioenergy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Launched in 2016 by the Secretariats of the LEDS LAC Regional Platform and theLEDS GP Energy Working Group, the BioE CoP brings together multiple LAC government leaders and key international experts to exchange good practices and provide tools and resources towards the design and implementation of bioenergy policies and programs.

How does the Bio-E CoP work?

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Since 2016, the BioE-CoP has enabled experts from 13 countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bolivia, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, and Uruguay; as well as numerous regional and national organizations to exchange experiences about opportunities and challenges for bioenergy in LAC.

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Activities and thematic focus

Past and planned activities include: online exchange and training sessions, in person workshops, bilateral exchanges, organization of webinars, coordination of technical assistance from CoP partners to member organizations, dissemination of information to CoP members about relevant initiatives and tools; and development of knowledge products.

Although the Community of Practice has a broad focus on different forms of bioenergy, each year the learning activities are organized around a specific topic, which is selected based on the interests expressed by the CoP members.

The topics during the first three years have been:

  • 2016: Advancing bioelectricity development
  • 2017: De-risking investments in bioelectricity
  • 2018: Policy and market environment for sustainable biogas investments
  • For the 2019-2020 period, the selected focus is on Bioenergy and the circular economy, also addressing integration of bioenergy in NDCs.

Please see below a list of our online and in person activities:

Bioenergy CoP 2017 Meeting

This meeting was held in México, as part of LEDS LAC’s Sixth Regional Workshop

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Our recent activities and material

2018 – Policy and market environment for sustainable biogas investments

  • Online session 1. Introduction & discussion of work plan
  • Online session 2. Rural large scale: Power to the Farmland!
  • Online session 3. Rural small scale: Energize your cows and crops!
  • Online session 4. Urban biogas: Don`t waste your waste!
  • In-person meeting. Final exchange and hands-on work – Business models, financing, enabling policies –

2017 – De-Risking investments in bioelectricity

  • Online Session 1. Bioenergy Investment Risks and De-Risking Measures
    Sept. 13
  • Online Session 2. Addressing biomass feedstock-specific investment risks in bioelectricity project development
    Oct. 4
  • In-person meeting. Mexico City, as part of LEDS LAC´s Sixth Regional Workshop
    Oct. 18
  • Online Session 3. 2017 Summary of Findings & 2018 CoP planning
    Dec. 15

Bioenergy Workshop in LAC Climate Week

This workshop was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of 2018 LAC Climate Week

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This CoP is co-organized by: