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Table 6 Quotations illustrating ethical acceptance and restricting conditions of “type C” farmers

From: Acceptability of innovative biomass heating plants in a German case study—a contribution to cultural landscape management and local energy supply

Restricting condition



“In my case, I don’t have enough feedstock on my farm for my own oven” (farmer 8).


“I don’t need a new heating system. My current fuel-and-wood oven works very well” (farmer 2).


“This technology is suitable to maintain wetland and supply local energy if it’s economically feasible. But I think the low readiness of this technology might cause a lot of costs and problems” (farmer 15).

  1. These quotations stem from the interviews in which farmers could make detailed statements in addition to the standardised questionnaire