Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

BioEnergieDat - Providing an up-to-date harmonized data base aiming at the advancement of a sustainable bioenergy strategy

Project description

The project BioEnergieDat aims at providing an up-to-date and comprehensive data base concerning the use of biomass for energy. This data base is meant to deliver data on currently available conversion technologies and on the ecological effects for production, fuel supply, and conversion processes. It can be employed to model process chains using open source software that has been developed during the project.

BioEnergieDat focuses on the following objectives:

  • Provision of a valid, consistent data base composed of already existing data sets for biomass conversion technologies
  • Expansion of the available data especially with regard to technologies that are just being developed
  • Elaboration of representative data sets under German framework conditions for technologies and energy carriers based on biomass
  • Provision of a web based IT infrastructure for a flexible, modular use and for the update of the data base

The results should help the government to develop a sustainable and viable biomass strategy in Germany. They contribute to solving the complex issues of biomass for energy supply, of resource management, and of food production.

The work is carried out by a consortium consisting of several scientific institutions and a commercial enterprise.

In order to ensure the support of the biomass strategy, an advisory council consisting of representatives of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), of the Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection - BMELV), of the Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency – UBA), as well as of other relevant federal agencies will be established.

The project is integrated in the "Funding Programme Biomass for Energy" of the BMU and is, therefore, also part of the National Climate Initiative.

Publications


2014
Posters
Bulach, W.; Schebek, L.; Poganietz, W. R.
Benchmarking waste-to-biogas plants in Germany: Comparison of survey results by means of LCA.
2014. 24th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Basel, CH, May 11-15, 2014 
2013
Presentations
Bulach, W.; Poganietz, W. R.
Comparison of treatment methods for organic waste by means of life cycle assessment.
2013. ISWA World Congress, Wien, A, October 7-11, 2013 
Schebek, L.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Ciroth, A.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.; Simon, S.; Targiel, T.; Wagner, H.-J.; Zschunke, T.
Database and IT infrastructure for the life cycle inventories of bioenergy in Germany.
2013. 23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting “Building a better future: Responsible innovationenvironmental protection” (2013), Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 12–16, 2013 
Posters
Bulach, W.; Poganietz, W. R.
Comparison of treatment methods for organic waste by means of life cycle assessment.
2013. ISWA World Congress, Wien, A, October 7-11, 2013 
2012
Posters
Biemann, K.; Poganietz, W. R.; Schebek, L.
How to assess the data quality of LCI studies - a systematic approach.
2012. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, May 20-24, 2012 
Biemann, K.; Schebek, L.; Bulach, W.; Ciroth, A.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.; Simon, S.; Viebahn, P.; Wagner, H. J.; Zschunke, T.
BioEnergieDat. Life cycle inventories and IT infrastructure for bioenergy in Germany.
2012. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, May 20-24, 2012 
2011
Conference Papers
Poganietz, W. R.; Schebek, L.
BioEnergieDat - Die Open Source Datenplattform für Bioenergie in Deutschland.
2011. Zschunke, T. [Hrsg.] Elektroenergie aus Biomasse in dezentraler Anwendung : Technik, Ökonomie, Ökologie ; Beiträge zum Fachkolloquium, Zittau, 12.-13.Mai 2011 Zittau : Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, 2–11 
Schebek, L.; Ciroth, A.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.; Simon, S.; Viebahn, P.; Wagner, H. J.; Zschunke, T.
Life cycle inventories for bioenergy: a German database for policy support.
2011. EcoBalance 2010 : 9th Internat.Conf.on EcoBalance Towards and Beyond 2010, Tokyo, J, November 9-12, 2010 Proc.on CD-ROM Tokyo : Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, 2011 
Presentations
Poganietz, W. R.; Schebek, L.
BioEnergieDat - Bereitstellung einer aktuellen und harmonisierten Datenbasis als Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung einer nachhaltigen Bioenergiestrategie.
2011. Tagung ’Elektroenergie aus Biomasse’ (2011), Zittau, Germany, May 12–13, 2011 
Schebek, L.; Ciroth, A.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.; Simon, S.; Viebahn, P.; Wagner, H. J.; Zschunke, T.
Life cycle database for bioenergy based on an open source IT-intrastructure.
2011. Life Cycle Management Conf.2011 (LCM 2011), Berlin, August 28-31, 2011 
Schebek, L.; Ciroth, A.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.; Simon, S.; Viebahn, P.; Wagner, H. J.; Zschunke, T.
Life cycle inventories for bioenergy: a German database for policy support.
2011. EcoBalance 2010 : 9th Internat.Conf.on EcoBalance Towards and Beyond 2010, Tokyo, J, November 9-12, 2010 Proc.on CD-ROM Tokyo : Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, 2011 
Posters
Ciroth, A.; Schebek, L.; Düpmeier, C.; Eltrop, L.
Funding program biomass for energy. Harmonised datasets for bioenergy life cycle assessments in Germany.
2011. 19th European Biomass Conf.and Exhibition, Berlin, June 6-10, 2011 

Contact

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Tel.: +49 721 608-28180
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