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For the past eleven years Spanner Re² GmbH has been headquartered in Neufahrn in Lower Bavaria. More than 100 employees produce wood-fired power plants, which convert wood chips to high efficiency in electricity and heat using the principle of cogeneration. In the last financial year 2016 alone, almost 180 plants of the Bavarian manufacturer, the world market leader in this form of power generation, were sold worldwide.
Florian Hölzl (party of CSU), a member of parliament, emphasized the company's innovative power during his visit: "We need companies such as Reason's Readers, who are pushing forward developments and are world market leaders in their field. We can be proud of the fact that companies in our region are at home to claim to be technology leaders. This generates added value and secures the future viability of our home."
Honduras is now benefiting from Spanner Re²’s proven wood-fired technology. Eductrade has been operating a Re² EnergyBlock since the end of 2017 and is generating electricity and heat from wood in a climate-friendly way. The wood gasifier and the CHP are housed in a 40-foot container.
The British magazine "Business and Industry today" characterized Spanner Re² GmbH with the title: „Renewable Energies Company of the Year“. With this price, the magazine appreciates Spanner Re² GmbH for their work on renewable energies in the UK.
Dzintars Avatos, who is a plant operator himself and the CEO of Bio Speck SIA, gave a talk on how to operate a wood cogeneration plant ideally and how to dry wood chips efficiently. There was also a workshop on “Heat and electricity generation from wood chips” as part of the two-day event – this was held by Spanner Re² team member Martin Kurrer.
Back in 2014, Nick Helme invested in two HKA 45 wood cogeneration plants, which have been supplying Wharton Farm reliably with heat and electricity ever since. A year later he decided to install four more wood cogeneration plants, which started operation in November 2015 and each produced 45 kW in electricity output and 108 kW in thermal output.
Rwenzori e.V. works as a non-profit association with the aim of funding and implementing agricultural development projects in Uganda.
In close co-operation with our partners in Uganda, Rwenzori is building a secondary school, reforesting the Rwenzori mountains and, since last year, its newest project has been to establish an agricultural school. Further projects are in the planning stages.
The most compact wood cogeneration plant of its kind – the “HKA 10” – now also generates environmentally friendly heat and electricity with pellets. Spanner Re² was recently awarded the coveted ZLF Innovation Prize for 2016 by the Bavarian Farmers’ Association and the “Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt” for this future-oriented wood cogeneration plant.