We invite you on a journey through the exciting Hochreiter history.
Realisation of the first biogas plant for generating thermal energy on the family farm in Steinau / Schnaitsee.
First feeding of electrical energy of 10kWel into the supply grid, with a remuneration of 2.3 German pennies / kWh.
Commencement of co-fermentation and continuous upgrading of the plant to 65kWel.
Production of various biogas plant components and construction of cogeneration plants with pilot injection.
Participation in the biogas trade fair with our own cogeneration plant.
Construction of the first customer installations.
Start of industrial production of cogeneration plants with Opel and Ford Motors.
Emergence of own biogas plant in Steinau with 400kWel. power and a fermenter volume of 2.200m³.
Construction of a sand scraper.
Construction of cogeneration plants based on MAN-gas engines.
Installation of the first “Steinauer- agitator”.
Expansion of own biogas plant to max. 700kWel. power, and a fermenter volume of 6.000m³.
Series production and patenting of “lying paddle agitator” and the “standing agitator”.
Steady growth and internationalisation.
At this time, own production was generating over 100 CHPs p.a.
Production and sale of cogeneration units based on DEUTZ engines.
Expansion of activities in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Production and sale of cogeneration units based on TEDOM – engines.
New model of Mississippi agitator.
Activities expand towards the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary.
Increase in the number of employees to 25 people.
Construction of the Binder biogas plant in Breisgau, with 1.8 megawatts output.
Commissioning of the first Hochreiter plant in the Czech Republic, with an electrical output of 500kW.
Commissioning of the biogas plant at the future company headquarters in Stangern, with an output of 500kWel.
Construction and financing of further large plants as a complete supplier.
Expansion of activities towards France, Belgium, Luxembourg.
Other activities in Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Expansion of the product range for organic waste recycling.
Construction and delivery of CHP container solutions.
Conversion of a biogas plant in Tunisia.
Move to the new Biogas Competence Centre in Stangern.
Supply and installation of the first systems to Spain, Northern Ireland and England.
Establishment of the Hochreiter Biogas subsidiary in France.
Development of new dosing technology “Power- Feeder / Fuada-Sepp”.
Development and launch of the “transversal paddle mixer – Tsunami”.
Implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
30 year anniversary at a current headcount of approximately 45 people.
Redevelopment of the CHP HOMAN H130 LE with an output of up to 420kWel.
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.
Implementation of the BDEW directive and attaining of the unit certificate.
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