One quarter of power generation from renewable sources in Saxony-Anhalt comes from biomass. Energy crops, wood or waste materials such as straw or manure are the most important source of renewable energy after wind power.

Bioenergy in Saxony-Anhalt

Product Capacity
Electricity generation from biomass: Around 2,842 million kWh (213)
Production locations for biofuels: 7
Quantity of biofuel produced: 1.009.481 tonnes (2014)

Research in biomass

Concentrated and integrated research, orientated towards agriculture and application:

  • Plant biotechnology, cultivation research and agricultural sciences are the focuses of research in Halle, Quedlinburg and Gatersleben, recognised across Germany
  • The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben: one of the most influential plant growing centres in Germany