Regional cascading use of biomass in Berlin-Brandenburg
In the project Regional Cascading Use of Biomass in Berlin-Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. Vera Susanne Rotter from the Institute of Environmental Technology at TU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Vera Mayer from the Institute of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin are investigating, in cooperation with the TU Berlin Natural Building Lab and Bauhaus Earth, how unused residual biomass can be processed and used so that it makes an optimal contribution to climate goals.
Biomass residues can contribute to different environmental goals depending on how they are used. For example, they can be used in power generation, soil conservation, raw material substitution (material use), or long-term carbon storage. This can sometimes lead to conflicting goals between different use options. There is therefore a need for innovation in order to reconcile nature conservation and climate change goals.
This is where the project „Regional Cascading Use of Biomass in Berlin-Brandenburg“ comes in. The project is reviewing and evaluating various options for the use of residual biomass – as well as potential synergies among the different options – using carbon balances. For example, the project will investigate applications of selected residual biomass streams in the mushroom bioeconomy, building material production, biogas technology, and conversion to biochar. The cascading use of products is also being explored.