The Biomass Centre for Energy was created in 1988 through a project launched by the Secretary of State for Energy. This project was included in the national energy policy, namely within the energy diversification and the use of natural resources in Portugal.

The Biomass Centre for Energy is a non profit, privately owned, scientific and technical association for technological support and development. It’s endowed with public utility, juridical independence and technical, administrative and financial autonomy, providing its owns assets.

CBE has been functioning for more than 20 years in the area of biomass for energy purposes as well as a broad curriculum of national and European cooperation studies. This experience allows a scientific and technical expertise in biomass issues.