Spatial Analysis of the Potential of District Heating from Existing Bioenergy Installations in Germany

S. Das, M. Eichhorn, M.V. Hopffgarten, E. Lang, J. Priess & D. Thrän
Increasing the propor rtion of district heating from Combined Heat and Power genneration (CHP) plants is encouraged in Germany due to in ncreased environmental and economic benefits. This study presents a GIS based approach to estimate the potential of district heating from biogas based CHP plants in th he state of Saxony in Germany. Based on spatially explic cit heat demand zones and heat supply potentials from biogaas plants, a GIS based modeling approach was...