INNIO Jenbacher, SynCraft collaborate on biomass projects

INNIO Jenbacher will supply two gas engines for SynCraft’s wood gas power plants in Austria.

SynCraft biomass power plants equipped with Jenbacher gas engines are already in operation in Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, and Japan.

INNIO will supply two Jenbacher J412 gas engines, each with an electrical output of 500 kW, for the two new SynCraft wood gas power plants in Upper Austria. Each year, the two units will process a total of 6,000 tonnes of residual wood into 7,000,000 kWh of renewable power and 10,000,000 kWh of heat. The two plants will generate a total 7,000 tonnes of CO2 savings annually.

“SynCraft is dedicated to exploiting synergies,” said Marcel Huber, SynCraft founder and CEO. “INNIO Jenbacher is an excellent partner to raise awareness around the world of the enormous potential of biomass for power generation and cooperating to build innovative and highly efficient wood gas power plants.”

Carlos Lange, president and CEO of INNIO, added: “I am delighted that the results of our long and close collaboration with SynCraft are being so well received in the industry.

“We will continue to use our synergies and expand our collaboration, jointly driving the energy transition by efficiently exploiting the renewable energy source wood in the form of wood gas.”

The two companies are also currently in the final phase of installing one of the world’s largest gas engine-powered wood gas power plants, with an electrical output of 4 MW in Switzerland. Future plans call for 25,000 tonnes of residual, storm damaged, or infested wood to be used to generate bioenergy at the facility, which supplies the city of Frauenfeld and a local sugar factory with sustainable power and heating.

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