The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) and Bioenergy Europe, in their latest
published report on the production of electricity from Bioenergy, confirm that Europe is still
the continent with the highest installed capacity although Asia, with China and India at the
head, is following very closely and is having such a progression that could take away the
Of the 110,000 megawatts of electric Bioenergy produced in 2017 worldwide, 40,000
megawatts come from Europe. There are five of the 28 EU countries that cover 68 percent of
the generation and are: Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland and Sweden.
Another data offered by the report is the growth between 2016 and 2017, which was 2.2
percent in the generation of electricity with biomass in the EU, measured in 15,929 kilotons
equivalent of oil (ktoe). Spain occupies the ninth place, with 523 ktoe, with an above-average
growth (6.8 percent).