Different fuels with a strongly varying water content and an always optimal combustion process - dream?

No more - with the use of the AGRO fuel moisture measurement, this can be easily put into practice. AGRO's patented system, combined with primary air recirculation, has been proven its worth under practical conditions over the last four heating seasons, especially when burning inhomogeneous fuel with very different moisture content. The system detects the water content of the fuel and regulates the required stoichiometry of the combustion process, depending on the instantaneous power required. Dosing fuel, combustion air and recirculation are optimized in every operating state. With the possible substoichiometric operation in the primary combustion zone, the Low-NOx effect is fully exploited. The highest possible efficiency paired with measurable very low system wear and very good emission values can thus be ensured. Especially the operating comfort has been significantly improved with this technology.

To summarize, by storing sophisticated algorithms for each power range, depending on the water content in the fuel, the following operations are optimized:

  • Dosing of fuel quantity
  • Dosing primary air
  • Recirculation
  • Temperature of the primary air via the air preheater (if existing)
  • Grate management

Our fuel moisture measurement has been designed in such a way that it can also be upgraded at our existing plants or plants from other manufacturers as part of a control update.

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Janssen / Netherlands

The poultry farmer Bart Janssen from the Dutch province of Drente produces 1.6 million poultries per year. The innovative company do not only want to produce efficiently but also sustainably. When raising the chicks, he relies on stress avoidance - the chicks that grow up at his farm also hatch on his farm. For this sensitive breeding a reliable, flexible heat supply is of particular importance. That is why they decided to use the plant technology of AGRO Forst & Energietechnik. Its stables are now heated with 1,500 kW of green, renewable energy from woodchips. Wood chips from the province of Drenthe and Groningen are used to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible.


Bayonne / France

Bayonne - the cultural capital of the French Basque Country - has built a biomass heating plant, relying entirely on the advanced technology of AGRO Forst & Energietechnik.

The new biomass heating with a capacity of 5.3 MW / th. covers the heating and hot water needs of almost 10% of the population in Bayonne.

The wood used for heating comes from forests in the region, which are managed sustainably. Wood replaces natural gas. As a result, 3,900 tonnes less CO2 are released into the atmosphere each year.


The press article on the occasion of the inauguration of the heating plant in Bayonne can be found >> here.

Merry Christmas

The first Burkhardt pellet wood gasifiers are delivered and will be commissioned shortly

In Bad Bleiberg, a spa resort in Carinthia, the first two pellet wood gasifiers were supplied for the Bioenergie Bad Bleiberg by our cooperation partner Burkahardt GmbH. These two gasifiers will come into operation in November 2017. The heating plant is located at the sports field and already includes a 1.5 MW biomass boiler with buffer tank. To cover the base load, which is fed into the local heating network, the highly efficient combined heat and power plant based on Burkhardt pellet wood gasifiers has now been installed. The main customers are the companies in the spa area. Two wood gasifiers V 3.90 + CHP ECO 165 HG with a total output of 330 kW/el. and 520 kW/th. were installed.


A special feature, the by-product coke is burned with the woodchips in the biomass boiler.

The decision to install pellet wood gasifiers from Burkhardt is based on the production maturity of the plants, the high efficiency and the optimized operating and maintenance costs.