Modelling regional maize market and transport distances for biogas production in Germany

Our location model aims to simulate location decisions for biogas plants based on profit

maximisation to generate regional demand functions for maize and corresponding plant size

structure and transport distances. By linking it with an agricultural sector model we derived

regional maize markets. Comparing results for the EEG with a scenario applying uniform per

unit subsidy and producing the same energy, we see higher subsidy costs with the EEG but

lower transportation distances.


Wolfgang Britz
Karin Holm-Müller