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Wood gasifier supplies electricity for hay drying & electric car

At the organic farm Helfer in Pensier, the electricity generated from wood chips is primarily used for hay drying. The electric car of the family as well as a telescopic battery charger and a refrigerated container, which is used in summer to cool vegetables, are also supplied with the green electricity supplied by the wood gasifier. 

Wood gasifier in organic farming produces electricity & heat from wood chips

Since 2017, a wood gasifier from Spanner Re² GmbH has been in operation at the farm of the Helfer family. The plant generates energy from wood chips according to the principle of combined heat and power - decentrally and sustainably. The electricity is needed self. The family Helfer is active in organic farming.

It is particularly ingenious that, in contrast to a woodchip heating system, the wood gasification process generates heat as well as electricity. The wood gasifier, with a thermal output of around 80 kW, thus also supplies heat energy, which is used for drying logs, wood chips and hay. The wood is dried in a drivable drying bunker, which has proven itself through its comfortable handling.