Navigation Links
German National Academy of Sciences issues a critical statement on the use of bioenergy
Date:7/26/2012

In a statement on the chances and limits of using bioenergy, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has come to the conclusion that in quantitative terms, bioenergy plays a minor role in the transition to renewable, sustainable energy sources in Germany at the present time and probably in the future. Bioenergy requires more surface area, is associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and is more harmful to the environment than other renewable sources such as photovoltaic, solar thermal energy and wind energy. In addition, energy crops potentially compete with food crops. The report recommends finding strategies for saving energy and increasing energy efficiency.

The Leopoldina's statement "Bioenergy Chances and Limits" was compiled by a working group of more than 20 expert scientists established in 2010. The report provides recommendations for using bioenergy, defined as energy obtained from burning of non-fossil plant biomass or biofuels derived primarily from biomass.

The statement also outlines under which conditions the utilization of bioenergy is appropriate and what kind of technologies are currently available or are being developed to convert biomass into biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel. In addition, it introduces various scientific approaches aimed at producing hydrogen from water in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.


'/>"/>
Contact: Caroline Wichmann
presse@leopoldina.org
0049-345-472-39800
Leopoldina
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Copernicus Award 2012 for German-Polish collaboration in business information systems
2. Story tips From the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2012
3. Ultracold matter technology from CU and SRI International licensed to Boulders ColdQuanta
4. International Polar Year conference: From knowledge to action
5. ASBMB wins National Science Foundation grant to enhance K-12 science education
6. President, CEO Leppävuori, VTT: Finland should create a national bioeconomy strategy
7. Russia declares Land of the Leopard National Park
8. Large international study finds memory in adults impacted by versions of 4 genes
9. International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence
10. As deadly cat disease spreads nationally, MU veterinarian finds effective treatment
11. Southampton researchers lead 2 international projects to help people out of poverty
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/20/2015)... Calif. , April 20, 2015 Huntington ... Gabriel Valley to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring ... System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure ... hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart ... sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... 2015  HYPR Corp. today announced it has ... Alliance tm , an industry consortium transforming online ... share technology and collaborate to deliver open specifications ... secure and private, and easier to use. ... protects sensitive user information and eliminates the dependency ...
(Date:4/13/2015)... 13, 2015  higi, a leading cloud-based consumer engagement ... fully engage with their communities around health and wellness, ... and secure API.  ... accessible, affordable, and convenient vehicle to receive validated health ... The API will allow higi,s trusted partners, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 2HYPR Corp. Joins the FIDO Alliance 3higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 2higi Launches Seamless Access to HIPAA-Compliant Health Outcomes and Activity Data 3
... The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found an easier way to ... new method allows scientists to add a marker to certain cells, ... from a larger cell population. The technique, which is ... Chemie International Edition , makes use of the tight binding of ...
... (RQR), Palais des congrs de Montral, Montral, Qubec, Canada, 22-26 ... 2013 -- The Society for the Study of Reproduction ... the 46th SSR Annual Meeting to be held in Montral, ... Meetings page ( http://www.ssr.org/Meetings.shtml ) for details; information will be ...
... New Rochelle, NY, January 8, 2013The world,s leading zebrafish ... promote science education. Scientific papers, many authored by students ... curricula and educational tools, a collection of abstracts (including ... from the recent Zebrafish in Education Workshops ...
Cached Biology News:Chemists devise inexpensive, benchtop method for marking and selecting cells 2Chemists devise inexpensive, benchtop method for marking and selecting cells 3Surprising teaching tool in K-12 science education -- Zebrafish research 2
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc . ... focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of ... commentary on clinical study data involving ADXS31-164 (AT-014) ... at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) ... novel Lm -LLO immunotherapy developed by Advaxis, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... HEIDELBERG , Germany , April ... need in treatment of millions of cancer patients   ... a patent in Europe entitled ... Health,s discovery that EPHB4 is a novel receptor for Erythropoietin ... stimulates the production of red blood cells and is ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 tru Shrimp™ Systems announced ... Texas A&M University for the exclusive worldwide rights to ... raceway systems. The license agreement for the patented technology, ... to countries such as China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, ... “We have had inquires from all over the world ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015 Elsevier ... products and services, and Qatar University Research Office   have ... Awards. The awards ceremony, held last week at ... , was attended by more than 40 guests representing ... were presented by Professor Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad , President ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aratana Therapeutics Comments on ADXS31-164 (AT-014) Study Data Presented During Poster Session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 2Molecular Health Gains Patent for Novel Receptor Utilizing Computational Biomarker Discovery Technology 2tru Shrimp™ Systems Acquires Global Patent for Tidal Basin™ Shrimp Production 2Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards 2Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards 3Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards 4Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards 5
... Nov. 24 Boston Scientific,Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) ... which is being held December 2 - 3 in New ... will make a 30-minute presentation on,Tuesday, December 2, beginning at ... A live webcast of Mr. Tobin,s remarks will be ...
... CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 24 Keck Graduate Institute,s (KGI) Biotechnology ... educational event on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. , ... (TCA), a network of individual investors who fund early-stage, technology ... of the public interested in becoming angel investors. The ...
... Omrix,s Biopharmaceutical Expertise Complements ETHICON,s Industry-Leading Surgery Portfolio ... N.J. and NEW YORK, Nov. 24 Johnson & ... Inc. (Nasdaq: OMRI ), a fully integrated ... products, today announced a definitive agreement whereby Omrix will ...
Cached Biology Technology:KGI Entrepreneur Program Hosts Angel Investing Educational Meeting 2Johnson & Johnson Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Omrix 2Johnson & Johnson Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Omrix 3Johnson & Johnson Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Omrix 4Johnson & Johnson Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Omrix 5
HiTrap NHS-activated HP, 1 x 5 ml. Category: Chromatography Systems & Accessories, Systems....
Human Serpin A8/AGT Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab Keywords: Ang II, AngII, Hypertension, Salt Homeostasis, Pre-eclampsia...
Human CXCL14/BRAK Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
Human/Mouse G9a/EHMT2 MAb (Clone A8620A) Keywords: Eu-HMTase2...
Biology Products: