Biomass Power Plants in Germany - BW & BY
Eberhardzell
Location: BW
Operator: Schneider Gebr Holz GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 7.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: AET
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: AET
Quick facts: This industrial coal-fired CHP plant is at a sawmill and burns about 53,000 typ of wood chips, wood waste, and dmolition wood. Construction took about 15mos.

Photograph courtesy of Aalborg Energie Technik a/s
Posted 9 Jan 2011

Grossaitingen
Location: BY
Operator: STEAG Saar Energie GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 5.1 MW CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Bertsch
T/G supplier: Ekol
EPC: STEAG
Quick facts: The 15mn plant burns about 40,000 tpy of mature timber.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 16 Oct 2005

BHKW Herbrechtingen
Location: BW
Operator: Biomasseheizkraftwerk Herbrechtingen GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 15.7 MW CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: B+V
EPC: Fortum
Quick facts: This 42mn plant is near Bernau and was developed by a consortium of Sturm Holding, Fortum Power Holding and Ingenieurburo Oskar von Miller. In Dec 2008, the project was acquired by EuroBioenergy Holdings. Steam is supplied to adjacent manufacturing plants of German Pellets and Sturm Holz.

Photograph by stsa (Panoramio)
Posted 10 Jun 2009

BHKW Kehl
Location: BW
Operator: Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 8.6 MW, 1 X 2.9 MW CHP
Operation: 2003-200
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Foster Wheeler Oy
T/G supplier: Alstom, LEW
EPC: RWE
Quick facts: This project in Kehl am Rhein was developed as an 80:20JV of RWE and papermaker August Koehler AG. A second, smaller block was added in 2011. Total heating capacity is 68 MWt and this is used to dry speciality papers. In May 2013, Koehler bought out the RWE steke for an undisclosed price and became the sole shareholder.

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Re-posted 1 Jun 2013

Oberkirch
Location: BW
Operator: Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Harpen Energie Contracting

Photograph courtesy of Koehler Renewable Energy GmbH
Posted 16 Jun 2013

BMHKW Odenwald
Location: BW
Operator: Biomasseheizkraftwerk Odenwald GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 7.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Tlmace, Richard Kablitz & Mittof GmbH
T/G supplier: Alstom, LWD
EPC: Seeger, STEAG
Quick facts: Thhis project in Buchen is jointly-invested by STEAG (88.4%), Abfallwirtschaftgesellschaft des Neckar- Odenwald-Kreises (10%), and other parties (1.6%). Fuel is up to 72,000 tpy of scrap wood, straw, and forestry wood. Thermal output is 29 MWt. The plant connects to the EnBW grid

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 24 Aug 2016

 
Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Location: BY
Operator: ESR Energie Sulzbach-Rosenberg GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 4.5 MW CHP
Operation: 1994
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: KIV dd
T/G supplier: B+V
EPC: Ekonerg
Quick facts: The ESR plant was modernized from 2006-2008. Total plant investment was around€14mn.

Photograph courtesy of ESR Energie Sulzbach-Rosenberg GmbH & Co KG
Posted 23 Jul 2011

Ulm
Location: BW
Operator: Fernwarme Ulm GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 9.6 MW
Operation: 2004
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Standardkessel
T/G supplier: B+V, Elin
Quick facts: This site is shared with a 10.6-MW WTE unit online in 1997. The biomass unit has a baghouse and SCR from Standardkessel. The project is a 50:50 JV with EnBW and is expected to burn 156,000 tpy of wood.

Photograph courtesy of Fernwarme Ulm GmbH
Posted 6 May 2006

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 24-Aug-2016

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