Algae for Energy – Assessment of algal-based pathways for energy production in Austria

Publikation aus Life
Klimaneutrale Energiesysteme und Lebensstile

Hingsamer M., Jungmeier G., Könighofer K., Rauch R., Flammini A., Bochmann G., Drosg B., Bacovsky D., Sonnleitner A.

Milano Europäische Biomassekonferenz; Conf. Proceedings and poster, 6/2012


The use of renewable energy is one option for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Biomass is one of the most important renewable energy sources in Austria. While estimates of the potential of agricultural and forest biomass to contribute to Austria's energy system are available, estimates of algae's potential are at an early stage of development. In order to determine the potential role of algae for Austria's energy system, 9 algal-based energy pathways (e.g. production of biodiesel, bioethanol or biomethane) in Austria for a medium and a long term perspective are identified. A sustainability assessment including technological, economic, environmental and energy economic analyses was done for the identified pathways.


Zusätzliche Informationen: algae, assessment, sustainability, renewable energies