The IKEM develops legally secure and economically viable concepts for the demand-oriented energetic use of biomethane and biogas.



Biogas and biomethane are climate-neutral competitors to fossil natural gas and part of the energy transition. In biogas plants, the gas is produced by fermenting waste products or so-called energy crops. The end product can then be used as fuel for vehicles or to generate electricity. Alternatively, biogas can also be fed into the natural gas grid after appropriate processing.

In OptiKoBi untersucht dIn OptiKoBi, IKEM is investigating concepts for adjustable and demand-oriented power generation from biogas and biomethane. The development of meaningful electricity products from biomethane and biogas depends not only on the technical possibilities, the ecological and economic effects and the potentials of the two energy sources, but also on the legal framework. In this project, IKEM therefore analyzes the existing legal framework and develops proposals for adjusting the legal framework with regard to the best possible integration of these energy carriers into the energy system.



Dr Simon Schäfer-StradowskyQuelle: IKEM/Jule Halsinger

Optimale Konzepte für eine steuerbare und bedarfsorientierte Stromerzeugung aus Biogas und Biomethan

Principal: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Project partner: Fraunhofer-Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Energiesystemtechnik

Duration: 08/2011–03/2014