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Wood gasifier cascade will be delivered to Japan
Ten wood gasifiers including peripherals will soon leave the Spanner Re² GmbH plant in Neufahrn, Lower Bavaria, and be delivered to Japan.
Japanese major corporation installs ten wood gasifiers from Spanner Re²
The Lower Bavarian plant manufacturer Spanner Re² GmbH and its subsidiary Spanner KK are implementing the large-scale project in Japan. The project represents a further milestone for the company, which has successfully established itself in the field of large-scale project planning of wood gasification.
Further information about the project can be found here.
A Japanese delegation recently visited Spanner Re² GmbH on the subject of "Renewable energies with a focus on biomass and biogas".
Future-oriented electricity and heat generation using wood gas
Renewable energies are sustainable and an elementary key on the way to a future-oriented energy economy. Wood stores solar energy, is regionally available and a climate-friendly energy source. It is precisely this fuel that Spanner Re²'s proven Biomass CHP make their own and convert the stored energy highly efficiently into electricity and heat. In this way, energy can be generated according to demand.
Wood gasifiers from Spanner Re² are in operation worldwide
Dr. Stefan Speidel, Senior Vice President of Spanner KK - Japanese subsidiary of Spanner Re² - and Matthias von Senfft, international sales manager of Spanner Re², led the Japanese delegation through the production of the environmentally friendly Biomass power plants. The delegation was particularly impressed by the high number of systems installed worldwide: Spanner Re² has already successfully implemented several projects in Japan.
Dr. Stefan Speidel will join the Spanner KK team in Japan in August
Dr. Speidel, who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering, moved to Japan 30 years ago and most recently worked as a senior executive at Siemens Japan. From August this year he will strengthen the team of the Japanese subsidiary Spanner KK. With his many years of experience as a manager, especially in the key account sector, Dr. Speidel will primarily be active in marketing/sales.
Strong upswing for electricity and heat generation from biomass in Japan
The Lower Bavarian plant manufacturer Spanner Re² GmbH is currently implementing two major projects in Japan together with its subsidiary Spanner KK with a total of 35 wood power plants including peripherals. Dr. Speidel will play an active role in the future in the further positioning of wood gasification technology in the Japanese market.
According to the OAV, the technical potential of unused biomass in Japan is around 266 million tons per year. This could generate around 22 billion kWh of electricity and cover the annual electricity requirements of 4.6 million households. According to current plans, a renewable energy share of approx. 22-24% of the energy mix is targeted for 2030. Wood-fired power plants from Spanner Re² generate highly efficient electricity and heat from biomass that refine the domestic resource into a valuable energy source.
Further business area "Repowering of inefficient power generators using wood gasifiers"
Another exciting project for the new team of Spanner KK will be "Repowering". Numerous outdated, inefficient or non-functional power generators have already been replaced and successfully commissioned worldwide by the patented Holz-Kraft technology.
The modular construction of the wood-fired power plants, which in the larger capacity range consist of a wood gasification unit and a combined heat and power unit (CHP), offers maximum flexibility. For example, only the wood gasifier can be combined with an existing combined heat and power plant if a diesel unit is to be replaced or the entire system of Spanner Re² can also be integrated into an existing project. Thanks to Spanner Re²’s intelligent control system , other regenerative energy sources can also be integrated.
"The focus in Japan is increasingly on renewable energy. Biomass as an energy source has a very special role to play here. Because it not only supplies energy independently of the weather, but also according to demand. I am pleased to be actively involved in shaping this forward-looking path at Spanner KK", reports Dr. Stefan Speidel, new manager at Spanner KK.
Picture (from left to right): Thomas Bleul, Managing Director of Spanner Re² GmbH, Akiko Okada, Director of Corporate Development at Spanner KK, Dr. Oskar Bartenstein, Managing Director of Spanner KK and Dr. Stefan Speidel, new Manager at Spanner KK, at a joint meeting in Japan. Source: Spanner Re² GmbH
A delegation from Ghana visited Spanner Re² GmbH in Neufahrn in July 2018. The experts from the bioenergy sector showed great interest in the proven wood gasifiers.
Convincing series production of wood gasifiers
Especially the long series production impressed the visitors. Following the tour of the production site, the delegation had the opportunity to see the "Made in Germany"-produced wood gasifiers in operation. Every wood power plant from Spanner Re² is put through its paces in its own test hall before delivery.
Delegation from Ghana in Bavaria
The seminar Ghana "Power supply from bioenergy" takes place within the framework of the development cooperation of the Free State of Bavaria and is conducted by GIZ.
The whole team of Spanner Re² GmbH would like to thank you for the great interest.
Around 25 cubic meters of dry wood chips are sufficient to supply an electric car with electricity each year.
"The project is another milestone for both Spanner Re² and us in the field of large-scale project planning," says Oskar Bartenstein, director of the Japanese subsidiary Spanner KK. "Already at the beginning of the year, the starting signal was given for a major project with 25 wood-fired power plants in Japan - the new order demonstrates the dynamism and the great potential that the East Asian market offers to generate electricity and heat from regionally sourced wood", says Bartenstein.
Power failure means one thing above all: a lot of inconvenience.
Be energy self-sufficient by wood chips
Expericence of wood gasification gainend from over 20,000.000 operating hours
Bioenergy Village Engelsberg is energy self-sufficient
In 2011, Engelsberg, a part of the market Lauterhofen in Germany, invested in a wood gasifier from Spanner Re².
Wood gasification pays off
After more than six years of operation, the Spanner Re2 Biomass CHP “HKA 30“ has provided the bioenergy village a satisfactory income from: producing more than 1.5 million kWh of electricity and 3.6 million kWh of heat – all from reginally sourced woodchips.
More information can be found here.