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Biomass furnace System integration System studies Strategy development

Project ID 03KB066

KomInteg - Sustainable integration of bioenergy systems in the context of municipal decision making

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  • 01.10.2012 – 30.11.2014


Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH
Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal

Karin Arnold – project manager
Telephone: +49 (0)202 2492-286

Sascha Samadi – further contact person
Telephone: +49 (0)202 2492-107


03KB066B - Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
03KB066C - IZES gGmbH
  • Address:
  • IZES gGmbH
    Altenkesseler Straße 17, Geb. A1
    66115 Saarbrücken
  • Contact:
  • Prof. Frank Baur – project manager
    Telephone: +49 (0)681 9762-859

    Bernhardt Wern – further contact person
    Telephone: +49 (0)681 9762-174

    Florian Noll – further contact person
    Telephone: +49 (0)681 9762-848

    Cornelia Vogler – further contact person
    Telephone: +49 (0)681 9762-840

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Results are only available in German. 


In many places municipal material and energy flows are so far only used insufficiently, although the potential use is well known by the municipalities. The project KomInteg wants to examine the reasons for this and in how far the municipality - among others as responsible decision maker for the land utilization and urban land use planning - can influence the optimal use of the existing biomass potential.


The goal of the project aims to strengthen the link between actors on national and communal level - with special respect to communal interests - by working out compatible recommendations in terms of concrete possibilities for implementation.


Wuppertal Institute

  • Analysis of specific impacts of the integration of biomass technologies in different communal base cases in the context of national climate goals
  • Preparation of suitable recommendations concerning the energetic use of biomass as well as the optimisation of already implemented biomass systems

Fraunhofer UMSICHT & IZES

  • Analysis of the local circumstances in Germany and classified into "typical" municipal cluster
  • Development of cluster-specific material-flow models of all relevant biomass as well as the assessment of local options for action with respect to various biomass technologies
  • Investigation of possibilities of biomass, especially in the heat market and presentation of possible municipal planning- and financial instruments
  • Preparation of action opportunities for energetic use of biomass as well as for the optimization of the already implemented biomass systems


Wuppertal Institute

  • Energy and climate policy framework
  • Scenario analysis

Fraunhofer UMSICHT

  • Technology set of bioenergy technologies


  • Municipality clusters
  • Heat market
  • Planning, financing and realisation of bioenergy projects


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