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The Roßmeier family, from the Bavarian town of Bäderdreieck, runs a 30-system biomass CHP, which commenced operation in December 2011. It reached 7,000 operating hours in 2012 and 8,000 in 2013. Along with a farm and boarding house, the family also runs an ostrich farm, marketing the meat through its farm shop. The electricity is fed into the public grid, and remuneration is paid in accordance with the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
Municipal service Lang offers a wide range of services, including woodchip marketing, clearing woodland, truck container transportation, garden-waste crushing, forest mulching, de-icing, rootstock cutting, agricultural services, composting and cleaning hydraulic structures. The factories, one residential building and the woodchip container drying facility are supplied with heat by a biomass CHP with an output of 45 kWel and 120 kWth.
The HKA 30 biomass CHP at the Klein sawmill commenced operations in December 2012. The system reached 8,300 operating hours in its very first year, with a woodchip consumption of 2.5 to 3 sq m a day. The heat is discharged out of the cogeneration plant through a heat exchanger with an output of approx. 80 kW, and fed into a 10,000-litre buffer storage tank. The excess energy is extracted via a blower and used to dry woodchips. The blower can operate with an output of up to 4 kW.
Woodworking company uses residual wood to generate energy
Biomass CHP usage is an ideal enhancement for woodworking establishments, since wood chips (used as fuel) are available in-house at low cost as a result of residual timber. Georg Hofer and his five staff produce solid-wood parquet flooring in the district of Landshut. He has been using a Biomass CHP with an output of 30 kWel and 80 kWth since November 2009. The heat obtained is then used to dry the wood and heat the factory and Mr Hofer’s home.
"We rely on the duo Spanner Re² and HDG for our wellness hotel. Since then we have not only been self-sufficient and independent of oil and gas speculation, but also, as the saying goes, sustainable," says Herbert Stemp, Managing Director of "Das Stemp****S Wellnessresort".
The unmistakable hospitality on offer at the "Das Stemp****S Wellnessresort" has a long tradition. The team led by Christine and Herbert Stemp, and their children Katharina, Corinna and Maria, welcomes visitors based on the motto of “Only the best for our guests!”. At this property, guests can enjoy BBQ evenings, and bring Bavarian pub culture to life eating suckling pig and hearty Brotzeit snacks. It is also perfectly equipped for groups, providing ideal accommodation for tour groups, club excursions and trail riders.
Hotel Zitzelsberger is situated in a gorgeous location on the outskirts of town in Germany, nestled between meadows and forests – ideal for escaping everyday stress. It’s a place where guests can fully relax and harmonise their mind, body and soul.
The agricultural enterprise in Etzenbach near Neufahrn/NB has been generating electricity and heat since December 2011 for the residential building, the calves stable, the workshop and a total of four drying systems for hay and wood chips.
Annual plant availability of the wood gasifier of 98%.
Farmer Johann Huber generates energy from roadside greenery. North of Landshut (DE) is located Johann Huber's agricultural company. The woodchip heating system installed, there was no longer able to cover the heat demand from 2011. Since Huber cultivates roadside greenery for the community and can thus use this raw material, the new heating system should be used again with wood chips. Huber has a special interest generating electricity from wood. So he installed a wood gasifier from Spanner Re².
Repowering of the wood gas CHP from 30 to 55 kWel
Due to an increasing energy demand Huber replaced his old wood gas CHP with a new one in 2018, increasing its plant output by up to 50 %.