From the idea to the production stage
Starting out as a classical company for heating and plumbing,
we ventured into the area of renewable energies with CHPs
fuelled by vegetable oil in 2004. At the same time, we researched
ways to convert wood into electricity. We achieved
that goal in 2010 with the Burkhardt wood gasifier, which is
by now being produced modularly and in series thanks to the
continuous optimization of the processes. In 2014, we received
the Bavarian Energy Award for this development.
Homogeneous fuel = stable process
In order to be able to ensure a uniform and stable gasifi cation
process, the fuel used at Burkhardt is just as homogeneous:
wood pellets. Burkhardt's wood gasification process is perfectly
designed for the ideal properties of the standardised
pressed pellets (EN Plus A1) with their fl ow and transport
characteristics, thus achieving above-average efficiency.
The fuel does not need to be dried before use or stored in any
special way, but can be used directly and efficiently in the
Burkhardt's technical solution
A technical trick from our experts helped the system become
successful: the process was turned upside down. The fuel is
fed into the reactor from below. Together with the high-quality
fuel and air, this results in a constant, rising parallel flow with a
stationary fl uidised bed. This way, we achieve steady gasification
processes that result in steady follow-up processes.
Efficient engine technology
For our CHPs, we rely on sturdy 6-cylinder engines by MAN.
We continue to develop and optimise the units for our purposes,
including numerous in-house developments, in order to
achieve the most efficient result with wood gas. We offer both
pilot-injection engines and spark-ignition engines.
Electrical output: 165 til 180 kW
Thermal output: 260 til 270 kW