Welcome to the Biomass and Wood Energy research programmes of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)
After hydropower, biomass is the second most important source of renewable energy in Switzerland, and it can be used for producing electricity, heat and motor fuel. Approximately 40 percent of the energy potential of biomass is currently being utilised in Switzerland. The Biomass and Wood Energy research programmes focus on innovative concepts of relevance to Switzerland, in particular in the areas of combustion, gasification and fermentation. The programmes coordinate research at the national level, utilise synergies and promote networking at the international level.