DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Torgauer Straße 116
Elena Angelova – project coordination
Telephone: +49 (0) 341 2434-553
Stefan Schandera – former colleague
Johannes Venjakob – project coordinator
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 2492-102
Karin Arnold – project coordinator
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 2492-286
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 2492-193
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 2492-219
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 2492-216
Dr. Daniel Müller – project leader
Telephone: +49 (0) 345 2928-328
Florian Schierhorn – direct contact person
Telephone: +49 (0) 345 2928-335
Prof. Alfons Balmann
Telephone: +49 (0) 345 2928-300
Results are only avaiable only in German.
Approximately one third of the natural gas used in Western Europe and Germany comes from Siberia, where gas transportation across Eastern Europe is carried out mainly through high-pressure pipelines. Significant potentials of biomass utilisable for energy generation exist especially in the Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine. In principle the production and feed-in of biogas along installed natural gas pipelines is feasible. First of all it needs to be clarified how these potential energy resources can be integrated into the German and European energy and climate policy. The project carries out research on the potential utilisable biomass, the maturity of technologies for production and feed-in of biogas as well as the availability of and access to pipeline networks. The implementation of such new transnational supply options depends on manifold economic, political and environmental factors.
The project aims to analyze the technical potentials to produce biomethane, the current regional energy and climate policy as well as technical, economic and ecological aspects, and market requirements for the provision, feed-in and distribution of biomethane with a focus on the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus. From research results conclusions will be drawn in collaboration with partners from Easter Europe on the type and range of the integration of biomethane into current supply patterns. Also, all partners will assess options for and potentials of a possible common Sustainable European Biomethane Strategy.