Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Austria
Gussing
Location: Austria
Operator: Biomassekraftwerk Gussing
Configuration: 1 X 1.965 MW JMS-620 GS-SL engine CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: wood gas, natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher, Clarke Energy
EPC: Austrian Energy & Environment
Quick facts: This is a pilot wood gasifier and CHP complex. The plant uses a fluidized-bed gasifier making low-tar gas. This is cooled and deusted by a fabric filer and then scrubbed to reduce tar, ammonia, and acids. It was the first such facility supplying Austria's natural gas grid.

Photograph courtesy of GE Energy
Posted 20 Jan 2007

Oberwart
Location: BGL
Operator: Energie Burgenland AG
Configuration: 2 X 2-MW JMS-612 GSS-NL engines, 1 X 400-kW ORC system, CHP
Operation: 2010
Fuel: wood gas, natural gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Ortner GmbH, Bioenergie systeme GmbH
Quick facts: This wood gasifier and system has an associated 5,200m DHS system. Construction began in Aug 2006, first electricity was in Dec 2007, and commercial operation was in Aug 2010. Oberwart uses dual fluidized-bed steam gasification with ORC.

Photograph courtesy of Energie Burgenland AG
Posted 12 Jul 2015

St Veit
Location: Austria
Operator: NAWAROS Bioenergie und Rohstoff Produktions GmbH
Configuration: 1 X 1.065 MW JMC 320 GS-BLC engine
Operation: 2004
Fuel: associated gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
Quick facts: This was one of Europe’s largest agricultural biogas power stations at completion. The €3.7mn project is a joint venture of Kelag (40%) and Hypo Alpe Adria Bank AG (60%). At full capacity, the digesters use 16,000 tpy of silo corn from area farmers, who can make more money selling corn for the biogas plant rather than using the material for animal feed. A third of the heat output is used in the fermentation process. The scheme was backed by the regional government.

Photograph courtesy of GE Jenbacher
Posted 6 Apr 2007

Abbreviations

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

Updated 12-Sep-2015

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