A German bioenergy village

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The 200 homes in the Jühnde village, in the north of Germany, use biomass as a source of energy. The heating is thus provided by a collective wood boiler. For other energy needs, the inhabitants use biogas from the methanization of organic matter : bacteria turn plants and manure into methane, a gas which is then burnt. The authorities contributed 2 million Euros to the project. In 2007, the eco-village only used half of the energy it produced. The rest is sold and each home taking part saves 750 Euros on average a year on its energy bill

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