Heizwerk in Kirchschlag mit KWK-Anlagen von Spanner Re²Sustainable energy concept with biomass power plants for electricity and heat generation from wood

After implimenting its innovative energy solution, the Lower Austrian municipality of Kirchschlag is a leading role model for many other regions in the country. With a CHP cascade from Spanner Re² and two biomass boilers, the municipality generates electricity and heat from regional wood chips,supplying hundreds of households with CO2-neutral energy.

horandner 500pxWood gasifier reaches 50,000 operating hours

Many people were skeptical when Wolfgang Hörandner, one of the first in Upper Austria, opted for a Biomass CHP. However, the pioneering decision was not regretted by Hörandner.

Wood chips generate 3.4 million kWh of heat and 1.3 million kWh of electricity


He has impressively generated more than 3.4 million kilowatt hours of heat and 1.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity between 2010 and 2016 thanks to his 30 kW Biomass CHP from Spanner Re² GmbH.


familie blatthofer"In the first year alone, the plant ran for 8,240 hours. We use wood power to generate clean energy for our boarding house and a local heating network, and on top of that, we have a further source of income from the wood chip drying", Obernosterer family.

The appropriately styled pension "Haus Blatthofer" is located in the beautiful Lesach Valley. Ten beds in apartments - some of them completely furnished - offer a pleasant wellness holiday in a typical rural style. Besides, the HKA 30 wood cogeneration plant supplies heat to a local heat network for ten private homes and the drying hopper.