The construction of biomass heating plants is intended to contribute to the implementation of the Bavarian Energy Program, the Bavarian Energy Action Program and to climate protection. The projects supported are to save at least 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
The Free State of Bavaria supports investments in new, environmentally friendly biomass heating plants with a nominal heat output of at least 60 kilowatts for the efficient energetic use of solid biomass in accordance with the guidelines listed below.
Eligible to apply are natural persons and legal entities under private law, partnerships, ecclesiastical institutions and legal entities under public law of the indirect state and federal administration with their own legal authority (in particular municipal regional authorities, institutions, foundations, chambers) that make the investment.
Eligible costs for the construction of a biomass heating plant:
- Eligible costs are the additional investment costs compared to a plant operated with fossil fuels.
- In detail, these can be the costs for the following measures:
- Biomass-specific plant components (biomass-specific additional costs for biomass boiler, filter system, heat storage, waste gas heat exchanger, etc.)
- Hydraulics (biomass-specific additional costs)
- Structural facilities and development (biomass-specific additional costs)
- Planning costs (pro rata for biomass-specific additional costs)
Type and amount
- Basic subsidy for biomass heating plant: The subsidy amounts to between 30 percent and 40 percent of the eligible costs (additional investment costs for a biomass heating plant compared to a heat generation plant of the same capacity that is operated with fossil fuels). The subsidy is provided as a grant in the form of pro-rata financing.
- Biomass heating systems with flue gas heat exchangers (economizers) or flue gas condensation systems receive a subsidy of five percent of the eligible costs in addition to the basic subsidy.
- Biomass heating systems with the use of newly installed solar heat receive a subsidy of five percent or ten percent of the eligible costs from a solar coverage of ten percent or 20 percent, respectively, in addition to the basic subsidy.