Selected project examples

Conceptual study of energy recovery from biomass in a dairy, Germany


Due to the high demand for heat, in particular in the form of steam, an international manufacturer of dairy products is reviewing options for providing the energy that it needs for the various processes. Planned is construction and operation of a biomass-fired steam turbine power plant with cogeneration of heat and power. Fichtner conducted a conceptual study into available technologies with the aim of generating steam, heat and power by firing biomass and sewage sludge, for which purpose various options and scenarios are investigated and assessed.

Our services

  • Determination of the energy demand for the site
  • Conceptual study on generating steam, heat and power
  • Comparison of technical options
  • Analysis of treatment and storage of biomass and sewage sludge
  • Initial economic analysis

Technical data

  • Fuel: biomass, desiccated sewage sludge
  • Uncoupling of electricity, heat, steam


Foodstuffs and beverages industry