Smart Bioenergy

Technologies and concepts for a more flexible bioenergy provision in future energy systems

  • Daniela Thrän

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Daniela Thrän
    Pages 1-9
  3. Martin Dotzauer, Karin Naumann, Eric Billig, Daniela Thrän
    Pages 11-31
  4. Andreas Ortwein, Volker Lenz
    Pages 49-66
  5. Jan Liebetrau, Jaqueline Daniel-Gromke, Fabian Jacobi
    Pages 67-82
  6. Volker Lenz, Daniela Thrän
    Pages 83-105
  7. Franziska Müller-Langer, Marco Klemm
    Pages 107-120
  8. Eric Billig, Janet Witt, Marco Klemm, Claudia Kirsten, Jan Khalsa, Daniela Thrän
    Pages 121-140
  9. Philip Tafarte, Subhashree Das, Marcus Eichhorn, Martin Dotzauer, Daniela Thrän
    Pages 141-159
  10. Daniela Thrän
    Pages 161-177
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-181

About this book


Biomass is a vital source of renewable energy, because it offers a wide range of established and potential methods for energy generation. It is also an important facet of the progression toward a sustainable energy future. The need for further development in the provision of bioenergy is underlined by challenges affecting the biomass resource base, including rising demand for biomass for food, feed, materials and fuel. This is underlined by significant concerns over factors relating to land, such as soil, nutrients and biodiversity. This book examines and analyzes Germany's decade-long initiative toward implementation of an active policy for the transition of the energy system to make greater use of renewable energy sources, which has resulted in a significant increase in the amount of biomass used for electricity, heat and transport fuel. The book begins with a review of market and resource base issues, and moves on to analyze the technical options for a more integrated bioenergy use. The analysis spans the entire bioenergy provision chain including solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels. A case study offers a detailed model of the effects of smart biomass energy on the German energy system. The book closes with a view of the most promising fields and an appraisal of needed elements for a successful transition.


bioenergy in Germany biofuels flexible bioenergy modern biomass provision transition of the energy system

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniela Thrän
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BioenergyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16192-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16193-8
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