Best practice study tour
On Monday, 26th July, the partners of the ENES-CE project gathered in the city of Pfaffenhofen to join a full day study tour of best practice examples in the local area.
The day started at a pig farm, which focuses on circular economy. Therefore, they do not only have higher standards in animal keeping, but also produce power and heat via biogas and photovoltaic and are aiming to close their resource flow loops within their farm operations.
After a tour through the farm, the next stop was at wind turbine in the so-called area “Lustholz”. The windfarm is the project of the local energy cooperative. The basis for the construction of the wind turbine was a positive referendum by the citizens and the constructive support of the stakeholders in the region. The citizens were also able to participate in the financing of the wind turbine. This and much more was reported by the two board members of the energy cooperative during the tour.
The lunch break was then spent in the monastery, where also the beer is brewed with renewable solar energy.
Next the group drove to the biomass heating plant in Pfaffenhofen. At the heating plant an extensive guided tour was carried out. Topics covered there were: the sourcing of wood, the operation scheme as well as the meaning of the plant for the region.
The last three stops then covered many different topics. On the one hand the sewage treatment plant with its planned power-2-gas project was visited and explained. On the other hand, a district heating plant and a photovoltaic carport have been visited.
With these numerous impressions, everyone was a little bit tired but inspired and motivated at the end of the tour and the fruitful discussions continued during dinner.
Photos: Sabine Seidl