Bioenergy Application - Energy - Bioenergy
Biomass has grown to one of the most important renewable energy sources in Germany after growing steadily since the nineties. As a result, the country is Europe`s largest consumer of bioenergy and is setting benchmarks especially in innovative technologies. Cellulosic ethanol, gasification, cogeneration and gas processing technologies for the feed-in of biogas into the natural gas grid are being developed in Germany.
Our Industry in Numbers
- Industry turnover 2016: EUR 12.05 billion
- Investments into new bioenergy plants , 2016: EUR 1.64 billion (Electricity: 0.26 bn€ / Heat: 1.38 bn€)
- Bioenergy share of electricity consumption in Germany, 2016: 8.6 % (51,6 TWh)
- Bioenergy share of heat consumption in Germany, 2016: 11.8 % (148,0 TWh)
- Bioenergy share of fuel consumption in Germany, 2016: 4.6 % (29,89 TWh)
- Bioenergy share of total renewable energy generation in Germany, 2016: 58.9 %
Since the 1990s, consumption of biomass in Germany has grown steadily. In 2012, bioenergy accounted for 7.0 percent of total final electricity consumption,9.4 percent of total final heat consumption (91% of total renewable heat) and 5.7 percent of total fuel consumption. The industry has set itself a number of concrete goals for the future: 18 percent of electricity, 15 percent of heat and 13 percent of fuel consumption should be generated from bioenergy sources by 2030.