Renewable energy can provide a clean alternative for the production of energy in rural areas and has potential to create new sources of income for rural producers.
In the field of renewable energy IAK benefits from the extensive know-how of IAK’s advisory services in Germany. The national department has worked on numerous projects like feasibility studies for photovoltaics, wind power, biogas and bio diesel production. In international cooperation projects those experiences build a strong basis, for example, for technical assistance in the use of biogas and energy plant species.
In the implementation of projects on renewable energy, IAK puts a particular focus on ecological and social sustainability. Integral aspects for the use of bioenergy, like the competition with food production, are crucial aspects. Therefore, IAK applies approaches for sustainable land use planning and the development of standards and certificates in energy value chains.