In the area of research into biomass and wood energy, Switzerland is strongly networked at the international level thanks to its membership of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The Bioenergy Implementing Agreement serves as a platform for promoting international co-operation relating to energy technologies in research and development, during the demonstration phase and in the market launch phase, and also simplifies the exchange of information and know-how. This platform encompasses players from government, universities and private institutions.
Switzerland is represented in 3 specific tasks:
In order to communicate the progress and achievements of the above tasks, reports are published on a periodical basis in a variety of media (see links below).