Utilisation of Miscanthus for a Small-Scale Heat Supply Chain - a Systems Approach

M. Brandmair, H. Knörzer & I. Lewandowski
A small scale thermal bioenergy initiative scenario was created for a group of buildings nearby Augsburg, Germany. A systems approach was made to study and analyse the biomass demand, biomass supply, investment costs as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in order to satisfy the heat demand of the selected buildings with special regard to sustainability. An agricultural farmstead will produce the biomass and provide the additional consumers around with thermal energy....