CG Elementum AG, Gröner Group AG’s in-house service provider for digital and sustainable construction, has received approval for the construction of what is believed to be a globally unique, virtually CO2-neutral heat and power generation plant as a pilot facility.
The site is the Plagwitzer Höfe in Leipzig. The Office for Environmental Protection of the City of Leipzig recently gave the go-ahead for this completely new type of plant: The special feature is the coupling of a hydrogen-compatible combined heat and power plant (the so-called BHKW H2-ready) with a methane electrolysis plant. By the end of 2026, the plant will supply up to 22 buildings in Quarter A of the Plagwitzer Höfe – and thus around 50,000 m² – and in the final stage will save around 978 tons of CO2 compared to conventional plants for supplying electricity and heat.
The energy design of the plant, was conceived by CG Energiemanagement – the energy service provider of the group of companies – and represents a novelty in energy supply. The individual, site-dependent energy design is an essential component of ecobuilding. The product thus exemplifies the strategic orientation of the group of companies, which thinks differently and builds differently.