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DOI 10.1002/ceat.202100263
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Title (Primary) The crucial role of bioenergy in a climate neutral energy system in Germany
Author Lauer, M.; Dotzauer, M.; Millinger, M.; Oehmichen, K.; Jordan, M. ORCID logo ; Kalcher, J.; Majer, S.; Thraen, D.
Source Titel Chemical Engineering & Technology
Year 2023
Volume 46
Issue 3
Page From 501
Page To 510
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Biomass; bioenergy; energy system 2050; GHG reduction costs; Germany
Abstract Greenhouse gas mitigation requires urgent action, especially in transforming the energy system. Bioenergy is expected to counterbalance the variable power from wind and solar, but also for the de-fossilisation of the heat and transport sector. Our study assesses this wide range of options and evaluates the most cost-efficient allocation of biomass for 95% greenhouse gas emission reduction in the German energy system till 2050. The final state in 2050 shows bioenergy in different sectors, including pellet and woodchip boilers, bio-based methane, different combined heat and power concepts, as well as liquid fuels, such as synthetic kerosene. Lignocellulosic biomass makes up the major proportion of future biomass options, however appropriate strategies are needed to mobilise it.
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Lauer, M., Dotzauer, M., Millinger, M., Oehmichen, K., Jordan, M., Kalcher, J., Majer, S., Thraen, D. (2023):
The crucial role of bioenergy in a climate neutral energy system in Germany
Chem. Eng. Technol. 46 (3), 501 - 510 10.1002/ceat.202100263