Although the various bioenergy associations in Germany are sure to go more professional ways of expressing their opinions than the young man in the photo, it is not easy to make your voice heard in the increasingly colorful and louder energy sector. The creativity and craftsmanship of the mobile music system are at least inspiring! More than ever before, it is currently necessary to stand up for bioenergy together and to add a few bright melodies to the often very monotonous song with the same refrain about the dangers of bioenergy. Bioenergy is not the source of all evils in our world, as unfortunately one could quickly believe when reading selected media. It's a good thing that the bioenergy associations still exist!

This article is the fifth article within a small one Bioenergy campaign to strengthen the demand for biogas, biofuels and woody biomass.

17 associations are campaigning to help shape bioenergy

Germany is a country of associations. Many fellow citizens and experts organize themselves in associations to bundle their interests and ideas about the development of society.

In Germany you can find a colorful spectrum of associations that look at the world of bioenergy with their own perspective. Associations are the advocacy groups of the bioenergy industry, which at the moment have to justify and defend themselves in many locations.

Here is a selection of associations that deal with the further development of bioenergy in Germany and partially Europe.

  • Federal BioEnergy Association (BBE)
  • Biogasrat eV
  • Federal Association of Vegetable Oils (BVP)
  • Federal Association of the Agricultural Industry (BVA)
  • Federal Association for Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC)
  • Federal Association of Firewood Trade and Production (BBB)
  • Federal Association of Decentralized Oil Mills and Vegetable Oil Technology BDOel
  • Federal Association for Renewable Energies (BEE)
  • Federal Association for Combined Heat and Power (B.KWK)
  • Federal Association of Biogenic and Renewable Fuels (BBK)
  • Federal Association of the German Bioethanol Industry (BDBe)
  • German Farmers' Association (DBV)
  • German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)
  • Biogas Association
  • Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)
  • Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB)
  • Association of the Oilseed Processing Industry in Germany (OVID)

In another Article on biomass associations you will find the links to the individual associations and their locations. Find the club or associations that are closest to your interests, mentality or place of residence.

If you feel like it or feel the responsibility to contribute more to the development of a regenerative energy landscape of tomorrow, then ask the associations how this is possible. For every talent and for every expenditure of time, there are ways to prepare the bioenergy boat for the journey on the oceans of the energy industry - a lot of pathos, but it's true!

Contribute actively to the energy transition and get involved in a bioenergy association

The idea of the green energy transition can be wonderfully dreamed in your mind or you can spend hours philosophizing about a world of post-oil. However, little will change as a result and we will continue to use the established fossil fuels and we will probably HEAT climate change in the literal sense.

A quote from Karl-Marx always provoked me in the entrance hall of the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Foto Humbold Universität Karl Marx

Act as a bioenergy ambassador in an association

Now you can think about Karl-Marx's ideas what you want and you can also have very different opinions about whether philosophizing is not even the beginning of all conscious action. It is a fact, however, that we can only achieve the renewable energy transition if we, as citizens, do something with it, or as consumers with conscious action adjustments.

The biofuels industry in particular, as a representative of liquid bioenergy, is currently suffering severely from the political indecisiveness and has to fight for its survival with the commitment to continue the tax relief for bio-fuels (stipulated in the coalition agreement!) And the ILUC debate.

With the swift and almost fleeing nuclear phase-out, the Federal Government has paved a courageous but also difficult path on which we should now go about the energy transition together.