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

Biogas System integration Strategy development

Project ID 03KB087

RegioBalance - Bioenergy flexibilisation as a regional balancing option within the German power grid

Biogas plant with wind power plants in the region Havelland (Photo: DBFZ)


  • 01.09.2013 – 31.01.2016


DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Torgauer Straße 116
04347 Leipzig

Marcus Trommler – project manager

Tino Barchmann - project coordination
Telephone: +49 (0) 341 2434-375


03KB087B - Energy2Market GmbH

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03KB087 - E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH
03KB087 - 50Hertz-Transmission GmbH


Results only available in German.


In Germany, international efforts to reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses have led to energy-policy measures which are characterised, first and foremost, by a significant expansion of renewable energies. As a result of the increase in fluctuating generation volumes from wind and solar power in the total generation of power, the coordination of the provision of energy in terms of space and time has become a fundamental challenge in this context. Biogas plants can, in particular, be used as a regional, cost-efficient approach to grid stabilisation which is available today because of their decentralised distribution.


The project pursues the aim of analysing and evaluating the performance and the costs of bio-energy plants as a regional grid balancing option for defined model regions.


A regional evaluation assessing the possibility of the flexible feed-in of power by biogas plants and placing it in a regional context forms a central component of the project. To this end, existing project results are evaluated, new concepts are discussed and a comprehensive, GIS-based evaluation is carried out. Moreover, macro-economic cost considerations also constitute an element of the evaluations. The results achieved in the work packages are discussed and evaluated in a workshop. Afterwards, essential recommendations for action will be derived from the overall results.


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