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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 for there district heating since November 2011. The Engelsbergers supply heat to 25 residential buildings, housing 115 people, through a 1,500-metre-long pipe network.
Turnkey energy solution generates electricity & heat in Japan
In the spring of 2017, the EnergyBlock - our turnkey complete solution - was put into operation by the Japanese community of Kawaba and the Gunma forestry community. The output of the wood-fired power plant, which is located in a 40-foot container, is 45 kW electric and 102 kW thermal.
First Nations operate Biomass CHP power plant with wood chips
In April 2017, the first Re² EnergyBlock with a triple wood-fired power plant was commissioned. This is located in the Canadian municipality of Kwadacha - a small village with 300 inhabitants. The Canadian community of Kwadacha is not connected to the public power grid. Until recently, the electricity was generated exclusively by diesel generators.
Since 2020, two Spanner Re² wood gasifiers in Neudau, Austria, have been supplying a local heating network from Green Energy Bio Wärme with environmentally friendly heat and green electricity. This is because the plant from Spanner Re² is based on the principle of cogeneration, i.e. unlike a classic boiler, the wood-fired power plants from Re² not only generate heat, but also electricity.
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.
140 people live and work in the Münzinghof village community. Around half of these have a physical or intellectual disability. The aim is to provide these fellow residents with a familiar community, to work with them, and to help them develop at a personal level. The village consists of residential homes which operate based on sustainable principles. Businesses include a nursery, dairy farming, a cheese dairy, a bakery, and woodworking and metalworking shops.
Since 2014, a large power plant with 10 units rated at 45 kWel each has been in operation in Jaunjelgava, Latvia. The energy system consists of wood gasifiers and wood gas CHP units, which are connected in a cascade. In 2018, the 5.7-litre CHP engines were converted from 1,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm. This enables an increase output from 45 to 54 kWel to be achieved.
The Wäsler family, which owns the sanitation and heating construction firm of the same name, has been operating a local district heating network to heat 13 commercial units and 27 private households in Steinhausen, near Glonn. The network is 870 metres long, and is supplied by a Biomass CHP with an output of 45 kWel and 120 kWth. The generated electricity is fed into the public pipe network. The wood gasifier operates for around 6,000 hours a year.
Since 2014, the transport company Petek from Kuzma in Slovenia has been operating two wood-fired CHP plants HKA 45 with a heat demand of about 700 kW. The heat generated from wood chips supplies a local heating network.