December 2002

Marquard & Bahls Invests in a Wood-Fired Heating Power Station in Ingolstadt

Marquard & Bahls extends its portfolio in the renewable energy sector. Together with experienced partners in the market for biomass, a wood-fired heating power station with a capacity of 14.2 MW is built in Ingolstadt, on the site of a former Shell refinery. Consequently, Marquard & Bahls now also manages the timber logistics center associated with the district heating power station. The investment in the plant in Ingolstadt is held by the corporation’s own Gesellschaft für Erneuerbare Energien (GEE).

Marquard & Bahls views this investment as a way into the biomass fuel market, which offers considerable scope for development in Europe. Wood pellets are produced in the plant as a by-product.

The renewable energy sector also includes biodiesel, which for years has been part of the range of services in both the trade and service-station business of the Mabanaft trading subsidiary.