Is a biomass CHP unit worthwhile for my company?
A biomass CHP unit with wood-fired power generation is particularly worthwhile for companies that require constant large amounts of thermal energy for their operations – even in summer. This is because a biomass cogeneration plant is only maximally economical if it operates at full load for a certain number of hours per year. Alternatively, excess heat energy can also be converted into cooling energy in the summer.
What are the requirements for the use of a CHP unit?
Our CHP units generate electricity and heat all year round. Therefore, there should be sufficient electricity and heat demand throughout the year.
To ensure a smooth start-up of the system on site, the customer will provide the following on-site installations:
- Foundation with sufficient access to all system components
- Sufficient building (if installed indoors)
- Sufficient air supply with adequate circulation rate (if installed in the building)
- Three-phase connection with 400 V, 100 A
- External fuel silo in close proximity to the E5 unit.
- Space for conveyors and storage
- Space for ash house for ash discharge
- Heat extraction (5000 l/h ∆T 25°C)
How much does a biomass CHP unit for wood-fired power generation cost?
A plant for wood-fired power generation is a very individual solution, where the investment costs and also the running costs can be very different. In addition, the various fuels and, if applicable, their processing also result in varying costs. Depending on the application in the process or in the building, different subsidy amounts also come into play, so that a generalization of the total costs is hardly possible.
What fund support options are available?
Companies that use wood-fired power generation by means of a biomass cogeneration plant to generate energy and thus make a contribution to climate protection receive financial support at many levels in Germany. In addition to the feed-in tariff for surplus electrical energy, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) supports corresponding projects.
The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) also supports climate-friendly rethinking with development loans and repayment subsidies of up to 55 percent of the eligible costs. And the individual German states and regions also reward the use of biomass CHP units as progressive and environmentally friendly energy generation.