In September 2019, the construction of the CW1200-400 wood power plant in Ternitz began at KWS Ökokraft GmbH. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic and the associated short-term construction stoppage, the schedule was almost completely adhered to thanks to the successful cooperation with the customer and the local companies and the full commitment of the dedicated SYNCRAFT team. As a result, the plant could be completed and put into operation as early as July 2020.

From the very beginning, SYNCRAFT was intensively involved in the construction planning and project management of this project. Just one week after the 2G engine Avus 500plus was commissioned, the plant could be handed over to the customer ready for use. Since then, our wood-fired power plant has supplied 400 kW of electricity and about 600 kW of thermal energy. The electricity thus produced is fed into the public grid, and the heat is fed into the district heating network of the EVN all year round. Three drying boxes were designed and implemented for this model, in which the wood chips are pre-dried. The fuel quantity processed by the plant is 267 kg/h.
The daily yield of charcoal for a power plant of this size is 3.7 m3. This means that 1.8 tons of CO2 are absorbed from our atmosphere every day through this plant alone. If the charcoal is then used in a beneficial way, such as as a soil improver in agriculture, this carbon is bound in the long term. This creates a climate-positive cycle, which has a lasting impact on our environment. We also call it the "reverse power plant" – a technology that contributes to a CO2 reduction already today.

TERNITZ – Facts and figures:

  • Resource: 2.500 t/a residual forest wood
  • Power: 3.000.000 kWh/a (750 Haushalte)
  • Heat: 4.500.000 kWh/a
  • Biochar: 400 t/a
  • CO2*: 4.000 t/a

* avoided and withdrawn

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