Biomass Power Plants in Germany - SN & TH

Baden-Baden
Location: SN
Operator: BioTherm Baden GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 1 X 5.2 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: forestry wood
Boiler supplier: Wartsila Biopower
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: Construction started in May 2005 and first power was produced eight months later. Development was facilitated by Germany's renewable energy law Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG). German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel opened the plant, which is operated by Stadtwerke Baden-Baden, the local multiutility which owns a small percentage of the project company.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 26 Mar 2006<

Bischofferode
Location: SN
Operator: Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: forestry wood
Boiler supplier: Austrian Energy
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Metz Anlagentechnik, Austrian Energy
Quick facts: This plant cost €53mn and will burn exclusively forestry wood in a CFB boiler.  Development was facilitated by Germany's renewable energy law Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG).

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH
Posted 8 Mar 2006

Delitzsch
Location: SN
Operator: Biomasseheizkraftwerke Delitzsch GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 2005
Fuel: forestry wood
Boiler supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, Cegelec
Quick facts: In Jan 2003, equipment was ordered for this biomass power station in Delitzsch, north of Leipzig . The €45mn project was connected to the grid in Jun 2005 and will generate 150,000 MWh per year from 140,000 tons of biomass, mainly wood. The operator is a joint venture of E.ON Thuringer Energie, the local municipality, and E.ON Energy Projects. Alstom also supplied a baghouse, dry scrubber, and SNCR system.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Thuringer Energie
Posted 10 May 2006

Ilmenau
Location: TH
Operator: STEAG Saar Energie GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 5.1 MW CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Bertsch
T/G supplier: B+V, Elin
EPC: STEAG
Quick facts: This €15mn plant is a joint venture of STEAG (74.9%) and IWV - Ilmenauer Wärmeversorgung GmbH (25.1%). It is designed to burn about 42,000 tpy of wood. Ilmenau has an air-cooled condenser.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 16 Oct 2005

Kronoply Works
Location: TH
Operator: Kronoply GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 4.5 MW, 1 X 20 MW CHP
Operation: 1983-2002
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Sunds Defibrator, AET
T/G supplier: B+V
EPC: AET
Quick facts: The Kronoply CHP plant in Heiligengrabe supplies the MDF and OSB manufacturer with heated thermal oil and flue gas for drying process. The plant burns about 130,000 tpy of wood chips and bark which is supplemented with a wide range of other waste wood products including MDF-granulate, sander dust with very high N content, sawmill residue, and composted wood with up to 25% ash.

Photograph courtesy of Aalborg Energie Technik a/s
Posted 9 Jan 2011

Lunen
Location: TH
Operator: Biomassekraftwerk Lünen (BMK)
Configuration: 1 X 20 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Standardkessel
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: CES-TEC
Quick facts: This unit cost €54mn, took 18mos to build and is expected to produce 150 GWh/yr of electricity. The operating company is a JV of STEAG Saar Energie and REMONDIS and the power station is located at REMONDIS’ 230ha Lippewerk site, Europe’s largest recycling center. The Lippewerk wood handling plant will handle preparation of 135,000 tpy of waste wood such as pallets, furniture, and window frames by milling it and removing metallic material. The prepared fuel is sent to the stoker-fired furnace via a 180m conveyor belt.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Posted 12 Aug 2006

Schkölen
Location: TH
Operator: BKS-Biokraftwerk Schkölen GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 5.36 MW CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: straw
Boiler supplier: Volund
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: Jander
Quick facts: This is a purpose-built straw-burning biomass power plant. Steam is sold to a nearby greenhouse.

Photograph courtesy of BKS-Biokraftwerk Schkölen GmbH
Posted 23 May 2009

Silbitz
Location: TH
Operator: Plambeck Neue Energie
Configuration: 1 X 5.6 MW
Operation: 2002
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: VKK Standardkessel
T/G supplier: MAN
EPC: VKK Standardkessel, Jander Energietechnik

Photograph courtesy of Plambeck Neue Energien AG
Posted 12 Feb 2003

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 18-Feb-2013

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