“Slurry for the socket”
The German government’s decision to determine support payments for bioenergy plants by auctions has almost amounted to “a slam on the brakes” for their operators, news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Handelsblatt Online. Horst Seide, head of the German Biogas Association, says operators needed “a combination of different revenue sources” to make ends meet, meaning they also have to use the heat produced by their plants or convert biogas to fuel.
Read the article in German here.
For background information, see the CLEW dossier Bioenergy in Germany.