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The Austrian magazine for the hotel sector, catering and large-scale catering sector "HGV Praxis" on the ****S Hotel Leitlhof in Innkirchen (South Tyrol). This spa hotel, which is located at 1,100 metres above sea level, was marked by the climate partner as a best-practice hotel regarding climate neutrality.

In 2013, the Mühlmann family added 18 rooms to their hotel so that they now have 55. Furthermore, the hotel has dedicated over 2000 m² to its spa area, with several saunas and a 100 m² outdoor pool that is also heated to 31°C in winter.

hotel innichen suedtirolAt the same time they were able to reduce carbon emissions from 396 t in 2012 to 262 t in 2013. - A peak result that has been achieved by no other hotel in this category in South Tyrol.

The key to this success lies in the use of state-of-the-art energy technology. The Mühlmann family runs two wood gas-powered combined heat and power units built by the German plant manufacturer Spanner Re². The system has the means for a total of 230 kW thermal output and 90 kW electrical output. Last year each unit ran for 7150 hours.

After a successful inspection by DEKRA din en iso 9001Certification, Spanner Re² GmbH has fulfilled all the requirements of the quality management norm DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. In the appraisal, the business areas of development, manufacture and sales of wood-powered plants consisting of wood gas-powered engines and combined heat and power plants, and also of heating systems and peripheries successfully met the strict profile of requirements in all categories.

"Spanner Re² has just signed a partnership agreement in Belarus with IEC - Energy Company in December 2014.
IEC - Energy Company has already over 450 MW live projects in Belarus based on several technologies such as hybrid biogas gasification, photovoltaic solar PV and biomass gasification. Thanks to their experience and substantial market knowledge.

In the case of direct wood gas use, the gas produced by the Spanner Re² wood-powered system can be extracted directly after the gas filter and then be conducted immediately into the gas-fired furnace. The wood gas is combusted in the boiler by means of the active air supply, and then passes through the heat exchanger. A thermal output of around 150 kW is thus released to the water in the heater circuit.

The global success story of the Spanner wood cogeneration plant continues: After the strong growth in Europe Spanner has now opened Spanner KK, a daughter company, in central Tokyo to conduct sales of the popular plants in Japan and in Asia. The operations have started on September 18th, 2014, and will perform optimum service and support throughout the country and develop specific solutions from Tokyo.

Wood power technology is especially suited to the gastronomy and hotel industry, where there is a permanent need for heat, would it be kitchens, the guest rooms, or for heating the whole building.

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Spanner Re² GmbH has been involved in reforestation projects since 2008, including the Rwenzori area in West Uganda.

Within the initiative LifeCO2, founded by Spanner GmbH together with Rwenzori e.V., over 50 hectares of forest have been reforested. Now, another 14,000 trees have been added.

As part of the 1bukarest messeeingang 2014 020th trade fair "International Electric & Automation Show" in Bucharest, Romania, Matthias v. Senfft presented at the Congresul de energie si echipamente electrice din Romania regarding the theme "Surse Regenerabile de Energie" by introducing the Spanner wood cogeneration system to around 100 industry professionals.

In Romania, around 20 per cent of the people living in the countryside are not connected to the public electricity grid. The price for electricity is around 12 cents per Kwh; the average income in Romania is €390.00 net.