History

The Hochreiter company history

Groundbreaking events

We invite you on a journey through the exciting Hochreiter history.

The first steps.

1985-erste-Biogasanlage

1985

Realisation of the first biogas plant for generating thermal energy on the family farm in Steinau / Schnaitsee.

1986-87-Erstmalige-Einspeisung

1986 / 87

First feeding of electrical energy of 10kWel into the supply grid, with a remuneration of 2.3 German pennies / kWh.

1988-89-Beginn-der-Co-Fermentation

1988 / 89

Commencement of co-fermentation and continuous upgrading of the plant to 65kWel.

1988-89-Blockheizkraftwerken-mit-Opel-und-Fordmotoren

1990

Production of various biogas plant components and construction of cogeneration plants with pilot injection.

1990-Biogasfachmesse

1990

Participation in the biogas trade fair with our own cogeneration plant.

1992-erste-Biogas-Kundenanlagen

1992

Construction of the first customer installations.

1994 Blockheizkraftwerk mit Opel- und Fordmotoren

1994

Start of industrial production of cogeneration plants with Opel and Ford Motors.

1995 erste eigene Biogasanlage

1995

Emergence of own biogas plant in Steinau with 400kWel. power and a fermenter volume of 2.200m³.

1996-99-Neubau-Sandrechen

1996 / 99

Construction of a sand scraper.

1996-99-Blockheizkraftwerk-auf-Basis-von-MAN-Gasmotoren

1996 / 99

Construction of cogeneration plants based on MAN-gas engines.

Production and sale

2001-erstes-Steinauer-Ruehrwerk

2001

Installation of the first “Steinauer- agitator”.

Expansion of own biogas plant to max. 700kWel. power, and a fermenter volume of 6.000m³.

2002-liegendes-Paddelruehrwerke-stehendes-Ruehrwerk

2002

Series production and patenting of “lying paddle agitator” and the “standing agitator”.

worldmap-blank-small-Biogas-Hochreiter

2002

Steady growth and internationalisation.

At this time, own production was generating over 100 CHPs p.a.

2004-Blockheizkraftwerken-auf-DEUTZ-Motoren-Basis

2004

Production and sale of cogeneration units based on DEUTZ engines.

Ausdehnung der Aktivitäten nach Österreich, Schweiz und Italien.

2004

Expansion of activities in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

2005-Blockheizkraftwerken-auf-TEDOM-Motoren-Basis

2005

Production and sale of cogeneration units based on TEDOM – engines.

2005-Neuauflage-des-Mississippi-Ruehrwerks

2005

New model of Mississippi agitator.

Aktivitäten in Richtung Tschechien, Slowakei, Ungarn. Aufstockung der Mitarbeiterzahl auf 25 Personen

2005

Activities expand towards the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary.

Increase in the number of employees to 25 people.

2006-Bau-der-Biogasanlage-Binder

2006

Construction of the Binder biogas plant in Breisgau, with 1.8 megawatts output.

2006-Inbetriebnahme-der-ersten-Hochreiter-Anlage-in-Tschechien-mit-einer-elektrischen-Leistung-von-500kW

2006

Commissioning of the first Hochreiter plant in the Czech Republic, with an electrical output of 500kW.

2006-Inbetriebnahme-der-Biogasanlage-in-Stangern

2006

Commissioning of the biogas plant at the future company headquarters in Stangern, with an output of 500kWel.

Hochreiter is henceforth a
certified WHG specialist contractor

2007 Ausdehnung Frankreich, Belgien und Luxemburg

2007

Construction and financing of further large plants as a complete supplier.

Expansion of activities towards France, Belgium, Luxembourg.

Lieferung und Installation der ersten Anlagen nach Spanien, Nordirland und England

2008

Other activities in Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Expansion of the product range for organic waste recycling.

2009

Construction and delivery of CHP container solutions.

Biogasanlage in Tunesien

2009

Conversion of a biogas plant in Tunisia.

Biogas Hochreiter Firmensitz

2010

Move to the new Biogas Competence Centre in Stangern.

Lieferung und Installation der ersten Anlagen nach Spanien, Nordirland und England

2011

Supply and installation of the first systems to Spain, Northern Ireland and England.

2011 Gründung der Niederlassung Biogaz Hochreiter in Frankreich

2011

Establishment of the Hochreiter Biogas subsidiary in France.

Power Feeder - Fuada Sepp

2013

Development of new dosing technology “Power- Feeder / Fuada-Sepp”.

2014-Schraeges-Paddelruehrwerk-Tsunami

2014

Development and launch of the “transversal paddle mixer – Tsunami”.

Tüv Süd ISO 9001

2014

Implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

2015 Hochreiter Siegel

2015

30 year anniversary at a current headcount of approximately 45 people.

2015-Neuentwicklung-des-BHKW’s-HOMAN-H130-LE

2015

Redevelopment of the CHP HOMAN H130 LE with an output of up to 420kWel.

Biogasanlagen in Griechenland, Thailand, Ungarn und Türkei

2015

Alignment of the CHP production towards demand-oriented and flexible operation.

Among other things, construction of biogas plants in Greece (1.2 MW elec.), Thailand (2 MW elec.) and Hungary (800 KW elec.).

Conversion and extension of biogas plants in Turkey.

2015 Einheitenzertifikat

2015

Implementation of the BDEW directive and attaining of the unit certificate.

2016

Erweiterung der Motorenreihe um das BHKW HOMAN LE62 mit einer elektrischen Leistung bis zu 530kW.

2016

Weiterentwicklung des Schrägen Rührwerks mit 4 Paddeln oben im Stern.

2017

Inbetriebnahme der ersten Biomethaneinspeisung in Frankreich

gas storage Hochreiter

2017

Flexibilisierung der beiden eigenen Biogasanlagen an den Standorten Stangern und Steinau.

2018

Erweiterung des Einheitenzertifikats um zwei neue BHKW Typen

– HOMAN LE26 200kW elektrisch
– HOMAN LE68 400kW elektrisch

2018

Entwicklung der Schubboden Fütterung

  • Address

    Stangern 12
    DE-83530 Schnaitsee

    +49 8074 91566-0

    info@biogas-hochreiter.de

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