Triesdorf, Germany: Triesdorf is the first European university site to get its heat and electricity entirely from renewable sources of energy. A combination of a biogas system and wood chip heating has been supplying heat to the roughly fifty buildings of the Triesdorf educational facility as well as the Triesdorf dairy association since September 2009. The biogas plant with an electric power output of 290 kW and a net heating capacity of 260 kW supplies the basic heat throughout the entire year. Two wood chip boilers with a total heating capacity of 2,150 kW cover the additional demand during the heating period. A large, 120-cubic-metre buffer water reservoir balances the daily peak demands. In addition, the biogas plant feeds enough electricity into the public grid to supply 700 households.
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Unlike natural gas, biogas can be generated close to the end-consumers. Farmers can also sell biogas to open up a source of income for agricultural products which cannot otherwise be used or which are commercially uninteresting.
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Biogas, produced by the fermentation of biomass, is utilised worldwide to supply energy in various ways: By burning it in combined heat and power plants for power generation using waste heat (combined heat and power, CHP), as biomethane fed into the natural gas grid after appropriate processing of the biogas, as fuel for natural-gas vehicles, or directly for cooking.

Thanks to their high-quality products and services, as well as their many years of experience, German biogas companies are both market and technology leaders.