JOWA – Enjoyment with a clear conscience

For more than 80 years, the name JOWA has stood for diversity, enjoyment and reliability. JOWA bread comes every day fresh to every third table in Switzerland. And that is not without reason: At JOWA it is baked with passion and pride.

As the leading bakery in Switzerland JOWA, a subsidiary of Migros, is investing in a sustainable and future-oriented energy supply. After a smooth construction period of only eight months, JOWA is commissioning the new wood-fired heating plant with AGRO Turbo Challenger and AGRO thermal oil boiler in Gränichen. JOWA saves 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. This corresponds to the average energy consumption of 566 four-person households per year - according to the sustainability motto "Enjoyment with a clear conscience".

The wood heating system ensures the continuous heat supply and covers 60 percent of the energy demand of the entire bakery in Gränichen. Natural gas is still used for the energy peaks. The wood used for the heating system comes from sustainably managed forests from the region. Heating with wood is CO2-neutral. The burning of wood releases the same amount of CO2 as the trees remove from the atmosphere during their growth.

AGRO Turbo Challenger   3.000 tonnes of COrelief per year

Holzwerke Weinzierl – Start of assembly

In the end of August we started to deliver and install the two new AGRO container plants at Holzwerke Weinzierl in Vilshofen / Bavaria. The company Holzwerke Weinzierl, existing in the fourth generation, is one of the largest Bavarian wood processors. The growing need for energy will be covered, together with the existing heating plants and CHP's by 2 new AGRO container plants. The excellent integration of the boilers in the existing fuel logistics enables a particularly efficient operation.

Jurmala - Latvia

Located directly on the Baltic coast is the beautiful city of Jurmala, a preferred recreation area of residents of the capital Riga. The long white beach, the Baltic Sea promenade, restaurants and excellent hotels not only invite for short stays in the summer.

Jurmala distinguishes a strict environmental concept — guests need a special permission to go by car to the health resort. The district Bulduri, formerly Bilderlingshof, was before 1914 “the” spa of the Baltic High Society. One rediscovers the ancient traditions. After very careful checks, reference visits and detailed planning only an AGRO biomass plant came into question for the new environmentally friendly energy concept.

Finally, the consulting and service skills of our Latvian contractor Inos – Riga led to the final decision of the investment.

Here you can see the video of the offical opening!

Fromageries Bel /France – Steam boiler 10 t/h 19 bar

The Bel Group was founded in 1865 and is with 380 sold portions of cheese per second one of the leading producers of semi-hard, soft and cream cheese. Beyond its mission of sharing smiles through unique experiences of dairy goodness the group has set ambitious targets for reducing the environmental footprint of all their activities.

To achieve the latter Bel increasingly focuses on the usage of renewable energies and AGRO Forst- & Energietechnik is pleased to support the Bel Group with its know-how. Especially, the search for systems with the best available environmental technology led to choice of AGRO Forst- & Energietechnik --- our specific process control of the combustion and our highly sophisticated energy management ensure maximum energy efficiency.

Finally, on your next transatlantic flight you may be also thinking of us once you find the little red Bel cheese on your tablet.

Experience Report: Fuel Moisture Measurement

Our experience during the last two heating seasons has shown that the usage of the AGRO Fuel Moisture Measurement is technically as well as economically rewarding. More importantly, we were able to use this valuable experience to develop further our feedback control system.

The patented system of AGRO combined with a primary air recirculation has proven itself in practice especially during the combustion of inhomogeneous fuel with very different moisture content. The system detects automatically the moisture content of the fuel and regulates the required stoichiometry of the combustion process depending on the currently required power. Dosing fuel, combustion air and recirculation are optimized in every operating state. Thus, maximum efficiency paired with a detectable very low system wear is ensured. Especially the operating comfort has been substantially improved by our technology.

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. Interested? - Contact us!