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