Factsheet: Ordinance on Electricity from Biomass (BiomasseV)

Ordinance on Electricity from Biomass (BiomasseV)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Ordinance on the Generation of Electricity from Biomass
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Biomasseverordnung (BiomasseV) - Verordnung über die Erzeugung von Strom aus Biomasse
Description: 
For the scope of application of the EEG, the BiomasseV Ordinance regulates which substances are classed as biomass, the substances for which an additional substance-based tariff may be claimed, which energy-related reference values are to be used to calculate this tariff and how the substance-based tariff is to be calculated, which technical procedures for electricity generation from biomass fall within the scope of application of the Act and which environmental requirements must be met in generating electricity from biomass.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate the generation of electricity from biomass

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU))

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014