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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.10.017
Titel (primär) A review of biomass potential and current utilisation – Status quo for 93 biogenic wastes and residues in Germany
Autor Brosowski, A.; Thrän, D.; Mantau, U.; Mahro, B.; Erdmann, G.; Adler, P.; Stinner, W.; Reinhold, G.; Hering, T.; Blanke, C.
Quelle Biomass & Bioenergy
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Band/Volume 95
Seite von 257
Seite bis 272
Sprache englisch
Keywords Biomass categorization; Utilization; Comparability; Availability; Bio-economy
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU6;
Abstract The efficient use of biogenic by-products, residues and waste offers an extensive range of advantages. As well as fulfilling requirements of public services, intelligent “cascading” can tap alternative sources of carbon and play a key part in a system using renewable sources of energy. However, a comprehensive overview of existing resources and their current use is required as a sufficient basis for decision-making. Accordingly, this article studies the development and application of a four-stage categorisation of relevant biomasses and a consistent comparison of existing findings in form of a literature review. Taking the case example of Germany, 30 studies were evaluated with regard to their information on the theoretical and technical potential of biomass and its current use as a material and source of energy. The compiled results offer a detailed, consistent overview of the status quo in Germany for a total of 93 individual biomass types. The findings show a technical biomass potential between 92.7 and 122.1 million Mg (DM) that means up to 1,500 kg per capita. A share of 62.7–71.2 million Mg (DM) is already in established use. 26.9–46.9 million Mg (DM) are still unused. Currently, however, there is no guaranteed, unified reference year for cross-sectoral reporting on the potential and use of biomass. Also, the handling of sustainability criteria is regulated insufficiently. Thus, long-term monitoring is required to manage the efficient, sustainable use of resources in a future-proof manner. Looking forward, up to 7% of Germany's current primary energy consumption, and at least 13% of the target consumption, could be met using residual matter and waste.
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Brosowski, A., Thrän, D., Mantau, U., Mahro, B., Erdmann, G., Adler, P., Stinner, W., Reinhold, G., Hering, T., Blanke, C. (2016):
A review of biomass potential and current utilisation – Status quo for 93 biogenic wastes and residues in Germany
Biomass Bioenerg. 95 , 257 - 272 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.10.017