March 06, 2017

Renewable Energy Excursion to Biomasse Plant Pfaffenau in Vienna-Simmering

Students of the MSc "Renewable Energy Systems" (class 2016-2018) visited the Biogas Plant in Vienna-Simmering

At the three-days module "Biogas & Feed-in into the gas grid" the students of class 2016-2018 and lecturer Dr.(ETH) Arthur Wellinger visited the biogas plant in Vienna-Simmering.

From 01/01/2009, the deposit of untreated residual waste is no longer allowed in Vienna.  With the new waste incineration plant in Pfaffenau, fully operational since September 2008, Vienna makes sure that 250,000 t of residual waste per year is not left unused but rather is disposed of properly according to law. The thermal recycling of the valuable raw material waste provides approx. 50,000 households with district heating as well as approx. 25,000 households with electricity.

The students had the chance to discuss maintenance and expansion of the plant in detail.

Further information of the biogas plant you will find at: (available only in German)

More information about the MSc Program Renewable Energy Systems you'll find at:




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