The project builds on the results of the project "resource backpack of the German energy system", which was conducted from 5/2015 to 2/2016. Both projects aim at quantifying the material demand of the electricity production in Germany for 2050 in comparison to today. The current project looks especially at the material demand of storage technologies, while the early project focused on the assessment of the power plants. Moreover, single gaps of the earlier project results will be closed. Overall, the following topics are being addressed:
All calculations are based on a life cycle wide analysis using the method "material input per service unit" (MIPS).