December 5, 2010

Analysing Bioenergy and Land Use Competition in a Coupled Modelling System: The Role of Bioenergy in Renewable Energy Policy in Germany

by Ruth Delzeit, Horst Gömann, Karin Holm-Müller, Peter Kreins, Bettina Kretschmer, Julia Münch and Sonja Peterson

- In the context of energy security and climate protection, biomass is given high importance. Nevertheless, land-use conflicts resulting from the cultivation of biomass and their economy-wide effects are yet to be fully understood. To shed light on this issue we link three distinctive models; a global, multi-regional general equilibrium model (DART), a regionalised agricultural sector model for Germany (RAUMIS) and a location model for biogas plants.

Delzeit, R., H. Gömann, K. Holm-Müller, P. Kreins, B. Kretschmer, J. Münch and S. Peterson (2010). "Analysing Bioenergy and Land Use Competition in a Coupled Modelling System: The Role of Bioenergy in Renewable Energy Policy in Germany." Kiel Working Paper No. 1653, Oct 2010.