DLG - German Agricultural Society

Bioenergy investment booms - agriculture to enable a green future
Largest European bioenergy exhibition launches 14-17 November 2006 at Hanover Exhibition Grounds, Germany

    Frankfurt (ots) - Published scientific evidence on the impact of global climate change continues to mount and is now overwhelming. Politicians, the private sector, and the general public are increasingly looking to the agricultural sector to deliver alternative renewable energy supplies derived from both animal and arable resources.

    With 8.5 billion Euros invested in renewable bioenergy in 2005 alone, Germany is acknowledged to be the technology leader in this rapidly growing industrial sector.  

    To reflect this dynamic growth, a new exhibition called BioEnergyEurope is being launched next week. It is the largest of its kind in Europe and will cover the full range of renewable energy solutions and will take place within the larger exhibition "EuroTier 2006" (www.eurotier.de), the international exhibition for animal husbandry and management.

    Compared to just five years ago, the number of bioenergy plants has more than doubled and now supply over six times the energy output previously achieved. The producers of suitable crop varieties, plant and machinery manufacturers as well as technology organisations have all greatly benefited from this high growth sector. Since 2004, the boom in the German bioenergy sector has been reflected by the creation of new investment funds specialising in bio energy.

    At BioEnergyEurope, over 250 exhibitors will be presenting their bioenergy expertise:

    - Biogas (manure, crop, solid wastes)
    - Solid biofuels (logs, chips, pellets, straw, grain, plant oil,
        organic residues)
    - Liquid biofuels (biodiesel, vegetable oil, methanol, ethanol)
    - Solar technology (photovoltaics, solar thermal power technology)

    BioEnergyEurope also includes demonstrations of biogas and heat produced from wood and straw as well as presentations and a bioenergy advice centre. More: www.bioenergy-europe.com

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