Impacts of the German Biomass Policy on the Electricity Production from Solid Biofuels

P. Sauter, E. Billig & J. Witt
By 2020, 35% of the German electricity production shall be covered by renewable energy (currently about 20%). To achieve this objective, the federal government passed the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). Currently, solid biomass plays an important role by having a share of 9% of renewable electricity production while providing combined heat and power (CHP). Since the enactment of the EEG in 2000, the number, as well as the installed capacity of biomass CHP-plants increased more...