What does the term biomass mean?
What contribution does biomass currently make towards the energy system?
"Biomass includes the organic substances of living nature, either as living or dead biomass." (WGBU 2009, p. 376). Thus, the term biomass covers all organic substances that are not of fossil origin. The term "biogenic resources" is used analogously in this part of the course.
For an introduction to the topic, please refer to the following materials:
SuperGen Bioenergy Hub: Bioenergy a Graphic Novel
Energiesysteme der Zukunft: Experteninterview (video) with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ) and Prof. Dr. Gernot Klepper (Institut für Weltwirtschaft - IfW) on the question: How can bioenergy be used sustainably in the energy system? (in German)