Aalborg Energie Technik a/s Biomass CHP Plant, District Heating

Linz-Mitte Energie-Anlage, Linz, Austria

18% of all district heating for Linz, the third-largest city of Austria, is provided by a biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

The biomass-fired CHP plant was built and is owned and operated by Linz AG. AET was the turnkey supplier of the CHP plant.


Biomass District Heating Reduces CO2 Emissions

The use of renewable energy sources for district heating reduces emissions by approx. 50,000 CO2 tonnes/year in the city of Linz. The biomass plant fulfils the requirement of Linz AG to supply green electricity and bio heating.


High CHP Plant Efficiency

The biomass-fired plant also meets ecological and economic requirements with its high biomass fuel efficiency of 85 - 87%.

The combined heat and power plant has an annual fuel input of 70,000 tonnes of forest wood waste and other uncontaminated wood. More than 18% of district heating to the city of Linz is thereby supplied from combustion of biomass.

The biomass plant was completed and commissioned in 2005 and delivered 19.5 months later - 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

AET Turnkey Contractor

As turnkey contractor, Aalborg Energie Technik a/s supplied the complete CHP plant as a package with the following main systems:

  • Fuel feeding and AET Dosing System
  • AET Combustion System with AET Spreader Stoker and AET Biograte
  • AET Biomass Boiler with superheater, economiser and flue gas air preheater
  • AET Combustion Air System
  • Natural gas burner
  • Feed water system
  • Ash handling system
  • Bag filter
  • Stack
  • Steam turbine
  • District heating condenser
  • Water treatment plant
  • Electrical systems
  • Piping and ducting
  • Insulation
  • Structural steel and boiler house
  • Platforms and stairs
  • Civil and building work
  • Instrumentation
  • PLC control and SCADA system.

Additional Information

  • A presentation was given at Hot & Cool 2010 in Paris.
  • After 4 years of operation, technical engineer Hubert Pauli comments on biomass logistics, the fully automatic plant, AET project management and engineering, and the AET Combustion System: Click here to watch the video
  • To obtain more information about this biomass-fired plant and about AET: Contact AET Sales.
Boiler: 35 MWth
  67 bara
  462 °C

Electrical power:

≤9 MWe

Process energy:

≤22 MWdh

Video from Linz-Mitte CHP plant.

Linz-Mitte Energie Anlage uses uncontaminated wood.

First fire at the AET Biomass Boiler in Linz-Mitte.

The overall process at the Linz-Mitte cogeneration plant.

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  • 9220 Aalborg East, Denmark
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