Nahwärme Eibiswald – Investment with vision

The Nahwärme Eibiswald has been producing heat from wood for 28 years. The raw material for the heat production is wood in form of wood chips, which comes to 100 % from the Koralm region. Special attention is paid to the sustainable and careful management of the habitat forest.

We are particularly pleased that Nahwärme Eibiswald relies on the many years of experience of AGRO Forst & Energietechnik in the construction of the new biomass plants. The two boilers with 4,000 kW and 800 kW are to be installed at the beginning of June in combination with an AGRO flue gas condensation system.

With particular vision, the 800 kW biomass boiler system is already designed as a hot water boiler for operating temperatures up to 150° C, to allow the retrofitting of an absorption heat pump for additional efficiency increase.

More information on the efficiency increase with absorption heat pump can be found >> here.

Denmark – advanced and forward-looking renewable energy policy

For more than 10 years, Denmark has shown that condensing boiler technology in the field of biomass is not an utopian dream but can be lived under practical conditions.

In implementing the district heating project for the Danish port of Horsens, we were able to implement this concept together with the experience of the district heating operator. With the total installation of 2 x 13.5 MW hot water boiler systems plus 2 x a two-stage flue gas condensation with absorption heat pump and the special combustion technology of the AGRO Turbo Challengers®, as well as the control of the entire system – with an efficiency of up to 127 % (using fuel with 60 % water content) and a flue gas temperature of 20 ° C – the plant has become one of the most energy efficient facilities in Europe.

The special feature of this technology is that it is also possible to use for smaller plants and above all for plants in our latitudes. This significantly increases the efficiency of the system. The only requirement is the installation of a hot water boiler with a flow temperature of 150-160° C and an absorption heat pump. Thus, the highly efficient operation of a flue gas condensation is possible even at higher return temperatures.

2 x 13,5 MW hot water boiler system with two-stage flue gas condensation with absoption heat pump

 Fjernvarme Horsens

Salon Bois Energie Rennes / France

The annual trade fair for energy production from renewable raw materials, which takes place in different locations in France, was once again visited by numerous interested parties and customers of our company. The French media were also very interested in the solutions which we presented for the energy generation from renewable raw materials.

Picture on the right: Sales Director J.M. Plank giving an interview to a french TV channel

BAG Ölmühle

BAG Ölmühle BetriebsgmbH was the first oil mill in Austria to convert its production using extraction methods to GMO-free soybeans of European origin . The background to this decision was the still strong desire for an import-independent, European protein supply to ensure a GMO-free food and feed production.

 

In the course of the change, a conversion from heating oil to wood chips was also carried out. Steam and hot water are no longer produced by heating oil but with an AGRO steam boiler system with 2.7 t / h, 10 bar.

Farmer of the Year relies on AGRO

Tobias Ilg from Dornbirn - farmer of the year in the category energy industry and also overall winner of all categories – is strongly driving forward the renewable energies. The energy farmer produces 20 million kWh of heat from wood and 2 million kWh of heat from biogas. In addition, he generates green electricity. 200,000 kWh come from photovoltaics, 1.6 million kWh from biogas and 2 million kWh from the generation of wood gas. This saves 6 million kg of CO2 a year and saves 850,000 kg of CO2 a year.

On 25.10.2018 - after only a short period of intensive construction - he commissioned the new biomass heating plant. In doing so, Ilg relies on AGRO Forst & Energietechnik. Above all, the outstanding results of the AGRO Turbo Challengers® have convinced the energy farmer - especially the possibility to use difficult fuels, such as contaminated wood, green waste and unencumbered waste wood