The Bioenergiepark Hof/Saale is the largest biogas installation in Oberfranken and a showpiece for the production of biogas in the immediate surroundings of business and residential properties. i4r oversaw all the stages of financing, structured the financing in cooperation with other investors and extended their own commitment with capital of over 3 million EUR so far. The entire project has received investment of approx. 12.5 million EUR and was accomplished, working with prominent partners, in three construction stages.
|Stage of Construction||1||2||3|
|Electric Power (kW)||716||800||650|
|Electrical Output (millions of kWh/year)||5,7 Mio.||6,4 Mio.||4,8 Mio.|
|Heat Output (millions of kWh/year)||5,7 Mio.||6,3 Mio.||4,7 Mio.|
|Input-Material (ca.)||16.000t maize, 6.200t GPS, 9.400m³ slurry, 13.000 vegetation, 1.600 manure|
|CO2 Savings (ca. t/a)||5.100||5.600||4.200|
|Annual Requirement for 4 Person-Household|
|Investment (millions of Euros, ca.)||5,0 Mio.||4,5 Mio.||3,0 Mio.|
|Total Investment: 12.5 Million Euros
Total Electric Power: 2.1 MW
The special distinguishing features of the Bioenergiepark are:
- Efficient Heating Concept with > 80% heat used for industrial processes, replacing over 7 million kW/h of energy from fossil fuels with clean bio-energy.
- Use of a mix of raw materials, not based on a mono-culture of maize, but resorting to communal vegetation, horse manure and other readily available biomass.
- Avoidance of emissions by using technology of the highest industrial standards.
- Long-term contract arrangements represent, along with the „Maisrente“ an important and secure alternative for cultivation by the local farming community.
The example of the Bioenergiepark Hof/Saale shows that bio-energy projects with their over-riding aims of climate and environmental protection can also act in accord with the objectives of investors and local interest groups.
The Bioenergiepark has also been able to establish itself in the press as a showcase project and has also already attracted numerous visiting groups (including groups from abroad):
The Bioenergiepark is growing
The energy world looks to the Regnitztal
Hof produces green gas
You can find further information on www.bgahof.de