Protest against planned biogas plant in M√ľnsingen (GER)

Local resistance by initiative and farmers against planned biogas plant in M√ľnsingen in South-West Germany.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources animal waste, agricultural residues
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biogas plant, local protest, Germany
Start date 2008
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Local dairy farmers expect raise of feed-stock prices due to competition with feed-stock for biogas plant. Originally planned size of 2MW raised fears with residents about different negative effects of plant and steered food-vs. fuel debate.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests locals and farmers are against consruction of biogas plant
Barriers for dialogue different views on the same matter
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Plant size was reduced from 2-0,6MW by utility provider.