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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing has announced its plans to significantly reduce emissions by utilizing heat produced from regional biomass and its own waste wood
Starting from 2025, the BMW Group plant intends to meet approximately 50% of its process hot water requirements using this renewable heat source.
To achieve this, the company has entered into a supply contract with UP Energiewerke GmbH, a joint subsidiary of Stadtwerke Dingolfing and Bayernwerk Natur, for nearly 100,000 MWh of thermal energy per year. This collaboration is expected to lead to an annual reduction of around 20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions for BMW Group Plant Dingolfing.
The supply of biomass-produced heat is scheduled to begin no later than the second quarter of 2025, and the contract covers a period of 20 years. The heat will be generated at a new biomass heating plant being constructed on an industrial road in Dingolfing, conveniently located near BMW Group's vehicle plant 02.40, between the Dynamics Centre and the A92 motorway.
Plant director Christoph Schröder expressed the importance of this agreement, stating that it will contribute to their future energy mix, making it more regional, renewable, and resilient. Alongside the use of green power, green heat is seen as a key factor in enhancing the company's environmental footprint. By shifting to biomass as a renewable energy source and implementing this supply contract for locally produced heat, BMW Group expects to reduce its overall CO2 emissions by approximately 10 to 15% annually compared to current levels.
Notably, the Dingolfing public works department already operates a biomass heating plant in the city's southeast, providing heating to public buildings and private households. The upcoming heating plant, which will support BMW Group's efforts, is a collaborative effort between E.ON company Bayernwerk Natur and UP Energiewerke GmbH, with both companies holding a 50% stake in the joint subsidiary.
The managing directors of UP Energiewerke GmbH, Robert Heider and Stefan Pscheidl, expressed their pride in the project's role in local decarbonization. The partnership between BMW Group, Bayernwerk Natur, and the Dingolfing public works department has been instrumental in bringing this "lighthouse project" to fruition, and it is seen as a significant building block towards advancing the energy transition in the region.
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