MARKET - In 2011, around 8 percent of total final energy consumption in Germany came from bioenergy sources. With 36.9 billion kWh, around 9 percent more electricity was supplied than in the previous year. Approximately 91 percent of heat generated from renewable energy sources in 2011 was produced from biomass. Bioenergy is the most diverse renewable energy source in the country: In 2011, some 5.4 percent of fuel consumption, 9.4 percent of heat, and 6.1 percent of electricity consumption were covered by bioenergy. The industry has set itself a number of concrete goals for the future: 18 percent of power, 15 percent of heat and 13 percent of fuel consumption should be generated from bioenergy sources by 2030.
PERSONNEL - Thanks to its internationally renowned universities and outstanding R&D institutes covering an extensive range of bioenergy topics, Germany offers a large pool of highly qualified workers.
"The German biofuels market provides one of the best frameworks worldwide for successfully shaping the post-oil area."
Thomas Grigoleit, Director Energy, Environment & Resources, Germany Trade & Invest