Biomass Country Facts

To understand the logic behind green energy politics and the economic potential for investors in biomass projects it is necessary to know related facts per country.

Germany

Bioenergy Balance Germany 2004
Investments in plants 1.75 bn EUR
Installed total electrical power 2,061 MW
Installed total heat power 50,000 MW
Production capacities bio fuels 1.1 m t
Share consumption electricity 1.6 %
Share consumption heat 3.9 %
Share consumption fuels 1.6 %
Employees in bioenergy sector 50,000
Climate Protection
CO2 savings 26 m t/a
CH4 (methane) savings from biogas use 1 m t/a
Industry Sector Goals for 2020
Employees in bioenergy sector 150,000
CO2 savings up to 120 m t/a
Potential 2030
Electricity 16 %
Heat 10 %
Fuels 12 %
Import Dependencies
Urane 100 %
Oil 96 %
Gas 83 %
Coal 61 %
Energy Imports Value
2004 53 bn EUR

(source: Öko-Institut, HWI, Goldman Sachs)