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Analyses of regional bioenergy potential

Renewable energy sources guarantee our future energy supply and provide additional income for agriculture, forestry and the rural job market. Especially biomass can be used in various ways to produce fuels, heat and electricity without emitting additional carbon dioxide. The aim of potential analyses is to visualize sustainable harvestable biomass and bioenergy with high spatial exactness.

Methods of potential analyses 

First approach

estimation based on
agricultural statistics

Second approach

development and application of GIS-based regional specific bioenergy models:

  • arable land: biomass yield model

  • grassland: yield matrix

  • Both approaches include: 

    • no concurrences between bioenergy and food / fodder production

    • sustainable aspects: humus carbon balances, climate, soil fertility, cross compliance settlements

    (last change: 16.09.2010 by Sybille Brozio)