Organic farming and biomass production
In progress from 01-08-2010 to 01-10-2011
Project manager: Dr. Rolf Meyer
Environment, Expert-based, Sustainability
The national sustainability strategy of the German government includes the aim of increasing the proportion of ecological farming in the next few years to 20% of productive agricultural land (from 5.4% in 2008). At the same time, the national sustainability strategy also plans to increase the share of renewable energy in primary energy consumption to 10% and in gross electricity consumption to at least 30% by the year 2020.
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The aim of this TA project is to examine whether ecological farming and biomass produc-tion for energy and material purposes can be interconnected more closely in the future in order to satisfy a growing demand in both areas, or whether these two aims of the national sustainability strategy are actually at odds with one another. If the latter is true, a priority would have to be set either on ecological farming or on biomass production.