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.

Cooperation with Burkhardt Energietechnik for pellet wood gasifiers

Wood gas - a forgotten fuel...

Burkhardt GmbH, founded in 1879 as a forge and expanded in 1978 in the fields of heating, ventilation and plumbing, has been researching in the field of renewable energies (wood gas and vegetable oil) since 2004. In 2010, this research activity led to the development of the Burkhardt wood gasifier using wood pellets.The Burkhardt wood gasifiers use the downdraft gasification method and a stationary fluidized bed to transform the fuel wood pellets into wood gas so it can be used in a specially adapted combined heat and power plant. AGRO is now an exclusive partner of Burkhardt Energietechnik in the field of wood gasifiers for Austria, France and the Baltic States.


More than 200 plants with more than 5 million total operating hours are already in operation.


More information about Burkhardt Energietechnik and the wood gasifiers can be found >>here.

Your contact for wood gasifiers

Austria, as well as Lithuania / Latvia / Estonia

Ing. Andreas Roskam
Mobil.: +49 151 180 675 39
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M. Jean Marc Plank
Mobil.: +49 172 820 280 6
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Bioenergie Pischelsdorf – Pioneers of biomass since 1989

Nearly 50% of the Kulmland is covered by forest. These areas are predominantly cultivated and sustained by the farmers and foresters from Pischelsdorf am Kulm and the surrounding area. The renewable raw material wood - especially thinning residues and weakwood - is processed into wood chips and the resulting heat is delivered directly to the houses via the well-developed district heating network of the cooperative “Bioenergie Pischelsdorf”.

The cooperative “Bioenergie Pischelsdorf”, founded in 1989, is one of the pioneers in biomass. When the biomass heating plant is rebuilt, the cooperative “Bioenergie Pischelsdorf” relies on the sophisticated and long-lasting technology of AGRO Forst & Energietechnik. The heat requirement is covered by 2 AGRO biomass boilers with a heat output of 2,500 kW and 800 kW. Thus, the “Bioenergie Pischelsdorf” contributes significantly to an increase in regional value added and decisively reduces dependency on fossil fuels.

 Since wood burns CO²-neutrally, currently approx. 2,500 t CO² are saved in the region, which has a significant impact on our environment.


Sägewerk Schwaiger

Sustainable and careful handling with the forest stock, the basic understanding of nature and the responsibility for next generations characterizes the overall concept of the sawmill Schwaiger.

The sawmill has been owned and operated by the family Schwaiger for three generations, was founded a hundred years ago near the center of Hengersberg and is now one of the largest sawmills in Germany. A constellation of sawmills, a biomass heating plant and a pellet factory, which is coordinated to one another, provides an optimal result regarding the CO2 balance and primary energy consumption.

After the sawmill Schwaiger put in 2014 two AGRO container plants with an output of 2 x 2.5 MW / th and an AGRO thermal oil boiler plant with 15 MW / th and 3 MW / el in operation, now an additional AGRO thermal oil boiler plant with 10.5 MW / th and 1,5 MW / el covers the growing energy demand. 

Sustainable energy and social responsibility - Elsa heats milk ecologically

Elsa, the milk processor of the M-Industry and the Swiss market leader for dairy products and cheese, has installed a wood-fired heating plant for its company in Estavayer-le-Lac, using the advanced technology of AGRO Forst & Energietechnik.

The AGRO plant is used to heat the milk with steam, which saves around 12,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. This corresponds to 60 percent of the company's total emissions or the average energy consumption of 2,264 four-person households per year.

About 700,000 kilograms of milk is processed daily at Elsa. The raw material has a temperature of 5° C. In order to make UHT milk, yogurt or cheese from the milk, it has to be heated, partly up to 150 ° C. Up to now, the heating has been carried out via four gas and one oil boiler. Now the new AGRO steam boiler plant carries out this task to 60 percent.