are also many networks that use
Burkhardt units to supply heat to domestic as well as commercial
For example, the village of St. Peter, in
southern Germany near the border with France, has a heat network that
supplies 166 domestic properties. The heat is generated by a single
gasifier and CHP duo with back up to cover peak loads coming from a
wood chip and an oil boiler.
Through the switch to biomass, they estimate
that they save 1000 tonnes of carbon dioxide on an annual basis.
Burkhardt's home town, has a district heat network that supplies up to
4MW of heat to commercial and industrial units, a school, a
and the local Town Hall.
Heat is generated using a variety of
technologies at three 'heizhäuser' in the town. They have five
and woodgas CHPs, five natural gas/plant oil CHPs, a wood pellet
boiler, a wood chip boiler and two oil boilers. The CHP units cover the
base load and the different boilers cover the peak demand.