21 Oct Biotechnological energy conversion in Germany
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2012
Germany has committed to pulling out of nuclear power completely by 2022 and switching to renewable energy for a proportion of its energy supply. Alongside solar and wind power, biomass energy will play a key role in this changeover, since more than two thirds of all renewable energy currently being supplied comes from biomass, which is the main energy carrier for renewable heating and fuel. Biotechnological energy conversion is a process that enables biomass to be converted into storable energy.