BIOKRAFT: Guide & Online Application Biomethane as Fuel
Funding Organisation: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Duration: 01.11.2022 - 30.04.2022
Project partners: Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL), Fachverband Biogas e.V.
The Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL) in cooperation with the Institut für Biogas, Kreislaufwirtschaft und Energie and the Fachverband Biogas e.V. starts the joint project "BIOKRAFT: Guideline as well as an online application for the production and provision of renewable fuels as a business field for agricultural biogas plants".
Increasing requirements for emission limitation of vehicles, increasing restrictions due to the implementation of air pollution control regulations and the necessity to maintain the functionality of the transport system by alternative mobility concepts are driving factors for the transport policy of the German government. In this context, the use of biomethane as a renewable fuel can play an important role, as it can achieve a significant reduction in both CO2 emissions and emissions of air pollutants. In addition, the distribution infrastructure for the fuel and the engines are already available, so the aforementioned benefits can be realized in the short term. Furthermore, the provision of renewable fuel represents a business area outside the scope of funding under the EEG.
In this project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through the Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR), an information gap for fuel supply from biomethane is closed. Within the scope of the project, the current status of biomethane production and bio-CNG like bio-LNG production will be bundled. Results from practical projects will be compiled for biogas plant operators and advisory institutions, and the current legal and political framework for plant operation and marketing will be elaborated.
Based on the collected information, a technical-economic model will be developed in 2024 and made available in the form of an online application. Furthermore, the results will be published in a guideline.
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Press information: 12. Dezember 2022
Funding bodies: Thuringian Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture (TMIL), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (ELER)
Duration: 01.04.2022 - 31.03.2023
Project partners: Agrargenossenschaft Großengottern e. G., Landwirtschaft Körner GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG / BGA Grabe, Institut für Biogas, Kreislaufwirtschaft und Energie, Bauhaus University Weimar
Economically viable and innovative perspectives for a transformation of the energy supply of local public transport as well as other stakeholders towards a sustainable energy supply with consideration of hydrogen as a building block of energy supply in the region around the city of Mühlhausen are to be developed. An essential component should be the existing companies and structures that already produce biogas today and can contribute to hydrogen supply in the future. The application of different innovative technologies of biomass utilization and hydrogen production from biogas will be examined concretely for biogas plant locations around Mühlhausen and the resulting economic perspectives for the further use of hydrogen by the public transport of the city of Mühlhausen, the region and other regionally located companies will be shown. The aim is to investigate the transformation to a hydrogen economy using the example of the Mühlhausen region, to show Thuringian agricultural companies new perspectives for marketing the products from the biogas plant, to ensure the sale of hydrogen by third parties, to support public transport in its transformation to sustainable locomotion, to open up local markets and to strengthen the economy in the Mühlhausen region.
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