Germany plans to double the amount of land used for green applications. By 2020, some 11% of German land will be used to generate alternative energy, either via biofuel crops, or through the use of wind farms and solar-energy projects. This has been announced by the research bureau Biomass Research Center in Leipzig. Germany currently allocates 1.77 million hectare (out of a total of 35 million hectare) for green applications. In 2020 around 4 million hectare will be required to produce biodiesel via sugar beet, grain and rapeseed, and for establishing wind farms and solar-energy projects.

Source: Gazet van Antwerpen