The project Latin America Thematic Network on Bioenergy (LAMNET) is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the specific research and technological development programme ‘Confirming the International Role of Community Research’.

The main objective of LAMNET is to establish a trans-national forum for the promotion of sustainable use of biomass in Latin America and other emerging countries.

This global network of 48 institutions (Knowledge Centres and SMEs) from 24 countries worldwide is set up to face urgent needs for improved and regionally adapted bioenergy applications.

The network is coordinated by WIP-Renewable Energies, Germany, in partnership with ETA, Energia Trasporti Agricoltura, Italy and the European Biomass Industry Association, EUBIA. The Latin American organisations CENBIO (Centro Nacional de Referência em Biomassa), Brazil and UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), México act as coordination support points on the South- and Central American continent.