Bioenergy is derived from renewable raw materials. Biomass is captured solar energy in the form of energy plants, wood or residues such as straw, organic waste or manure. Bioenergy is the most versatile of the renewable energy sources. Electricity, heat as well as fuels can be obtained from solid, liquid and gaseous biomass.
In 2016, Germany generated 51.6 TWh of electricity, 148 TWh of heat and 3.4 million tons of biofuels from solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. 88 percent of renewable heat comes from biomass, especially wood and biogas. Bioenergy is increasingly used as process heat for industries. Since biomass is always available and flexible to use, it has a significant role in energy supply based on renewable energies.
Biomass covers over 10 percent of global energy demand. 2.5 billion people depend solely on bioenergy in the form of firewood, charcoal or manure. Modern energy from biomass refers to the use of agricultural and forestry residues and the use of especially grown energy crops to generate electricity, heat and fuel. The technical and economic potential of bioenergy is generally high.
The RENERGATOR Performance Modules are able to fully exploit the energetic potential of agricultural and forestry residues. The thermal energy produced during combustion is fed into the local heating network to ensure the heat supply to the surrounding buildings and processes. The generated electricity serves to reduce the energy demand. The RENERGATOR modules make use of locally available recyclables instead of using more fossil materials. This shows a responsible use of natural resources whose availability is finite. On the other hand, the absence of fossil fuels saves significant amounts of CO2 emissions.