Biomass cogeneration plants – a technology that is suitable for baseload and has great potential for development in the current state of economic and ecological knowledge.
The biomass cogeneration plants we build almost exclusively process renewable raw materials that have already undergone all other cycles of use. Waste wood to be incinerated in biomass cogeneration plants usually has its last life form: from a cabinet or a roof truss, after the primary use, for example, composite wood has become, and after this composite wood has passed its cycle of use, it has become scrap wood. The moment we harness it for energy, it has reached its final and meaningful use cycle. It is important to know that the burning of wood releases no more CO2 than the original plant absorbed from the atmosphere during its lifetime.
Corn, which is often referred to as biomass for sustainable energy production, does not have these usage cycles. He is transferred from his first energetic life form directly into the last one. This is obviously not sustainable and therefore not regenerative. It costs too much energy – and it drives world food prices up. This promotes dangerous tendencies among those who depend on affordable food and can at best only provide a short-term profit for a few. Some of our beliefs about “sustainable” and “renewable” energy production differ significantly from our competitors.
That is why we focus on the combustion and fermentation of biological residues in biomass cogeneration plants and on wind power.