Project meeting of STEP at the site of the company ATS - Agro Trading & Solutions in Hardegsen (Photo: DBFZ)

Heat Power Biomass furnace System studies

Project ID 03KB114

Bio-Strom-Wärme - Bioenergy in the Electricity and Heat Market until 2050 including the Future Building Sector

Outlook power-heat-market (Photo: Hautzendorfer, DBFZ)


  • 15.07.2016 – 30.04.2018


Öko-Institut e.V.
Rheinstraße 95
64295 Darmstadt

Dr. Matthias Koch – project manager
Telephone: +49 (0)761 452 95-218
E-mail: m.koch‍@‍


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The report is only available in German.

Subject and aim

The scope of the project is to analyze the role of energetic biomass utilization in the electricity and heat sector in Germany from 2020 to 2050 using a model based scenario analysis. The scenario analysis considers different assumptions concerning the biomass potential for the electricity and heat markets as well as the development of heating systems and thermal insulation standards in the building sector. Moreover, advantages and disadvantages of different pathways of energetic biomass utilization concerning efficiency and climate protection are described.


  • Evaluation of input parameters
  • Modelling of the electricity and building sector
  • Model coupling and scenario analysis


  • Literature survey and scenario definitions
  • Model coupling and model development
  • Scenario calculations and evaluation
  • Workshops


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