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Holzindustrie Schweighofer to build a new biomass cogeneration plant

Photo: Holzindustrie Schweighofer
Photo: Holzindustrie Schweighofer
Published by
Simon Matthis - 14 Dec 2018

Holzindustrie Schweighofer is investing Euro 24 million in the construction of a biomass cogeneration plant (heat and power) at its site in Kodersdorf, Germany. The plant, which will have a maximum capacity of over 5 MWel (electric output) and 15 MWtherm (thermal output) will be amongst the most modern green energy plants in Germany. Die electricity production corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of about 12,500 two-person households. The biomass cogeneration plant is scheduled to go into operation in 2020.

With its own biomass cogeneration plant, the mill will both improve its energy efficiency, since electricity and heat will be produced simultaneously, as well as its security of supply. Whereas other forms of green energy production are dependent on weather conditions (e.g. wind and solar power), electricity generation from biomass delivers reliable CO2-neutral electricity around the clock. While the electricity will be used to power production processes, the surplus heat generated during electricity generation will be used to dry Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s high-quality wood products. Only natural bark and forest biomass will be used as fuel for the combined heat and power plant.

Holzindustrie Schweighofer is one of Europe’s leading wood processing companies.

Source: Lesprom Network