Public Acceptance of Biogas Plants - What Do We Know, Which Knowledge is Needed?

J. Zoellner, I. Rau & P. Schweizer-Ries
The present contribution addresses the public acceptance of biogas plants from an environmental­psychological perspective. It provides an overview of the results of five years of research in several research projects. Parts of the population perceive biogas plants due to smell nuisance and an increasing local traffic volume to be a physical, mental and aesthetical burden and thus feel severely limited in their quality of life. In addition, changes in agriculture such as an increase of...