Spatial Distribution of Sustainable Straw Potentials in Germany

C. Weiser, V. Zeller, D. Thrän & A. Vetter
Current bioenergy strategies and policy initiatives focus on the implementation of the agricultural residue potential, due to possible environmental and cost benefits of these resources. Being one of the main agricultural producers in the EU, Germany provides a large potential of agricultural residues. Straw is the most relevant agricultural residue, with a share of approx. 42 % of the total amount. In order to analyze the exact amount of Germany’s sustainable straw potential and its...