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Bioenergy village is focused on generating its own energy
The area of Engelsberg in the market town of Lauterhofen (Neumarkt district, Bavaria) is focused on generating its own energy; its citizens are aiming to keep the cash and personnel flows associated with energy production within their municipality. A Spanner biomass CHP has been producing electricity and heat here since November 2011. The Engelsbergers supply heat to 25 residential buildings, housing 115 people, through a 1,500-metre-long pipe network.
Organic farmer benefits from heat & electricity from wood chips
Organic farmer Josef Braun from Bavaria’s Freising district is one of the first to operate a Spanner biomass CHP with an output of 30 kWel and 80 kWth. Josef "Sepp" Braun harms 57 hectares of land to produce feed for 22 dairy cows through organic farming. The 85,000 litres of milk are processed at his own cheese dairy, and sold at the farm shop. The heat from the biomass CHP is used to dry 25 hectares of clover, while the electricity is fed into the public grid.
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.
This rural "Reibener Hof" wellness hotel in the heart of the Bavarian Forest is all about holidays, rest, relaxation and recreation, and is the perfect base for hikers and cyclists. Its focus has been on wellness since the inception of its beauty & health facility, offering guests a wide range of services including a large indoor pool with swimming machines, massage jets and fizzing water.
"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 Landhotel Stemp.
The unmistakable hospitality on offer at the "Landhotel Stemp" 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.