Flexible and Integrated – A New Era of Bioenergy in Germany

The 7th status conference of the funding programme "Biomass Energy Use" presents current research results.

Leipzig, November 21, 2017 – The 7th status conference of the "Biomass Energy Use" presents intelligent application concepts and specific system and market solutions within the context of the energy and heating transition. On November 20-21, around 200 bioenergy experts gathered in Leipzig.

The "Biomass Energy Use" funding programme initiated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is entering its ninth year in 2017 and gathered in Leipzig for the presentation of its research results and exchange. At the start of the 7th status conference, the speakers outlined the major global framework of climate change and the resulting efforts and future prospects for energy system transformation. It became clear, once again, that the future challenges for bioenergy are to be found in increasing flexibility and system integration - reflected in the conference motto. In his introductory keynote, Ralf Christmann of the BMWi emphasized that the valuable and versatile energy from biomass should only be used where it brings the greatest benefit. Karin Arnold from the Wuppertal Institute underlined in her lecture on the success factors of the energy system transformation that the reduction of greenhouse gases must be the major goal of this comprehensive social and economic transformation. From a global perspective, Germany's emissions are not the only means of effectively counteracting atmospheric warming. The world is looking to Germany, so it should be aware of its pioneering role in the decarbonisation of a developed industrial country.

More information (German press release). 

7. Statuskonferenz 2017 - Publikum (Foto: DBFZ)
7. Statuskonferenz 2017 - Ralf Christmann, BMWi (Foto: DBFZ)

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