Pure Vegetable Oil Fuels for CHP - Technical, Economical and Sustainability Aspects under German Conditions

K. Thuneke & P. Emberger
Vegetable oil fuelled CHP units save fossil energy sources and greenhouse gas emissions effectively. Today more than 30 enterprises provide vegetable oil compatible CHP units in Germany. The number of plants and the installed electrical power decreased dramatically within the last two years. Reasons therefore are high prices for vegetable oil fuels in the year 2008, accompanied with inadequately performed heat use concepts. Besides that, the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act led to...