Sustainability

Environmental

When necessary and standing still at the beginning energy revolution our innovative technology provides an ecological opportunity to ensure a secure base load supply in the electricity sector in renewable energy. The Lipro HKW provides an answer to the lack of renewable base load element in the mix for wind power and photovoltaics and can replace in a decentralized way responsible in large part for the climate damage fossil power plants. For even more ecological chance is the RES, which will be the company through the Lipro HKW available. This is because the conventional heat supply most of the greenhouse gases emitted.
It is possible through various renewable energy systems to recover heat and power. However, heat and electricity are obtained at the same time only a few technologies. Central Environmental advantage in the gasification of solid biomass is that they almost greenhouse gas neutral is in direct comparison of GEMIS factors (Global Emission Model of Integrated Systems) a natural gas cogeneration plant with 241 g / kWh of electrical to a wood heating plant with 14 g / kWh Energy. Since about 70% of heat through the Lipro HKW is obtained, produced in comparison to a conventional heating oil, which emits 372 g / kWh for THG heat energy, the bottom line is a greenhouse gas sink of -358 g / kWh per hour of Lipro HKW.
Since those HKW is at the used fuel of Lipro to natural and grow raw materials and we also in Germany from Europe have the largest environmentally responsible degradable timber potential, it is only logical to use the regional resources available and as an important step in the energy transition and so to go also for climate protection. It is at a sustainable management never come in the solid biomass to a lack of resources. The potential fuel resources are in addition to forest wood also short rotation plantations, which are also useful reactive with agroforestry systems. In addition, a variety of dry biogenic industrial waste materials can be recycled.

Society & Regional

Through the use of regional timber such long transport routes can be avoided. To help prevent climate change will be provided through the use of wood gasification plant. Further strengthening the region the plant through the resulting value in terms of wood fuels. It is necessary because the quantity of operations of the renewable energy Lipro HKW in the region, no import of z. B. natural gas or oil from abroad. The Lipro HKW offers itself due to the high heat supply, the constant availability and high profitability as predestined for community investment for energy cooperatives. The energy comrades can become their own heat and electricity suppliers in an organized community.

Economic Viability

The return on invest will be achieved, depending on the framework, in about 5 to 7 years. This is based on using wood chips as fuel and on 6000 engine hours per year. The operator of Lipro HKW can expect a profit, depending on the existing infrastructure of fuel storage and district heating grid, of around 5 to 10% p.a.. However, the return on investment can be significantly accelerated by using cheaper ligno-cellulosic based fuels when they occur as a coproduct in the production of agricultural and forestry products, such as: nut shells, cherry stones, grain husk, sawdust etc. We are currently working with first promising results on fuel diversification by using biogas digester slurry as well as sewage sludge and waste from the recycling industry. Thereby the operation costs can be reduced by up to 50%.