Determination of the Environmental Implications of BtL Fuels Production and Biogas Production

Wissenschaftliche Studie

The production of synthetic fuels from biomass (Biomass-to-Liquid = BtL) is considered highly important in the medium term in order to comply with political targets. The biofuel quota legislation [Bio06] makes it obligatory for companies which use fuels in transport to increase the proportion of biofuels in diesel and petrol engines to 8% (in terms of energy) by 2015. This legislation designates “synthetic hydrocarbons or synthetic hydrocarbons obtained through the thermochemical conversion of biomass” as biofuels which are particularly worthy of funding.



January 2007 – December 2009


Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V.


Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth



Final report (German, PDF, 3,7 MB)

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