Energy generation from biomass represents a core pillar of future power supply. Bioenergy means power generation without the use of fossil fuels. It is suitable for storage and flexible to use, even when there is no sunshine or wind. Biogas is generated by biological decomposition of certain types of biomass. It is suitable for simultaneous generation of electric and thermal energy and can be used as a substitute for fuel or gas.
The required biomass is obtained from renewable resources such as corn, millet, sugar beets and wild grasses. Byproducts like sugar beet pulp, organic waste and liquid manure are utilized as well.
Compared to other forms of renewable energy, the climate-friendly and regionally available resource biomass is storable and can be used for base load power stations. Besides its importance for climate protection, biomass can contribute substantially in securing energy supply and therefore promote sustainable development, especially in rural areas.