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  • Gaining energy from plant, food and wood residues

    In Germany, we are one of the three largest suppliers for the use of biomass as a source of energy.

    The biomass with which we produce energy in our biomass cogeneration plants consists of the biodegradable part of products, waste and residues from agriculture of biological origin. These are, for example, plant, food and wood residues.

    As an experienced producer, we are constantly promoting the supply of electricity and heat from biomass. We use two different processes to generate energy. Combined heat and power generation, which simultaneously produces electricity and heat, is particularly environmentally friendly. The “Organic Rankine Cycle” (ORC) power plant technology is impressive in terms of enhanced efficiency. As this system does not work with steam, but with other media such as silicone oil, energy can be generated at significantly lower temperatures and pressures. With the energy we produce, we supply the public grid, regional district heating networks and industrial companies alike. We are responsible for the entire process of energy generation from biomass, from preparation to generation and supply.

    In addition, we are an experienced partner for the planning, construction and operation of biomass plants based on mature wood, waste timber or green wood.

    Fuel preparation

    The wood supplied is first weighed and subjected to quality control. A shredder shreds larger pieces of wood into chips. At the same time, foreign bodies such as door locks are sorted out.

    Power generation

    A conveyor belt transports the wood to the biomass boiler. It burns there at temperatures of over 800 °C. This produces flue gases that heat water to steam.

    The steam drives a turbine, which generates kinetic energy. This is converted into electricity by the generator.

    Steam from the turbine is used as process steam or passed through a heat exchanger and converted into hot water.

    Power supply

    We feed the electricity generated into the public grid.

    Industrial companies use steam for their production processes, e.g. the heating of vapor painting baths in the automotive industry.

    We supply hot water to private and public buildings as local or district heating for space heating purposes or for water heating.