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

Strategy development Biofuels

Project ID 03KB008

MarketBiofuels - Monitoring Impacts of the National and International Legal Framework on the Market Development in the Biofuel Sector

Fuel laboratory (Photo: DBFZ)


  • 01.04.2009 – 30.11.2011


DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Torgauer Straße 116
04347 Leipzig

Dr. Franziska Müller-Langer – project leader
Telephone: +49 (0) 341 2434-545 

Karin Naumann – project coordinator
Telephone: +49 (0) 341 2434-711


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The share of biofuels has to be increased significantly in Germany and in the EU. The project analyzes and evaluates the effects of the political and economic framework on developments regarding the production and use of biofuels.


  • Putting the legal framework in the context of the practical needs of the biofuels market
  • Assessing the market taking account of the aims expressed by the legislature 
  • Setting up a comprehensive database for national and international biofuel plants 
  • Assessment of economic and environmental aspects of certain biofuel options


On the one hand, biofuel options were classified and the framework of the biofuel sector has been exemplified. Apart from analyzing the national biofuel production and consumption, also the international developments in the biofuels sector have been considered. Further, innovative raw materials and technologies along the biofuels supply chain are recorded and costs as well as the cost effectiveness have been analyzed. Beyond that, the greenhouse gas reduction potential has been balanced. In parallel, expert workshops about recent doubt queries (e.g. technical progress, iLUC) have been held.


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