Submitted by: Bioenergiedorf Jühnde eG
Implemented country: Germany
Title: Autonomous heating and power for a village with biomass
With 750 residents, Jühnde is the first village in Germany to cover its complete heating and power requirements with the regenerative and CO2-neutral fuel biomass (energy plants, wood chips). In addition, slurry is used, which further conserves the environment. The bio-energy complex consists of a biogas plant and a biomass heating plant. A district heating system delivers the heat to the households as hot water; there it is used for heating and domestic hot water. Nearly the whole village is participating. Some 70% of the homes are connected to the district heating system and have migrated from fossil fuels to alternative energy. The result has been a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions.