New project partner and a higher output of electrical power – these are the key points of the new project partnership with Qnergy a company based in Israel and specialized on developing Stirling engines. Our target is to offer a power-generating pellet heating system also for the commercial sector in the future.
As part of the Energy Saving fair in Wels, Austria, ÖkoFEN was awarded for the development of the electricity-producing pellet heating Pellematic Smart_e, with the "EnergieGenie" innovation award of the Austrian Environment Ministry.
As energy pioneers for the 100% renewable energy supply of their own home, Mrs. Vroni Hopfner and Mr. Willi Hopfner - our first field test customers- were awarded with the Energy Star Prize 2013 of the Upper Austrian government.
With the commissioning of a ÖkoFEN Pellematic Smart_e on February 11th. 2013, the second field test system went to the grid. From now on, the electricity-generating pellet heating supplies with electricity from wood pellets the new building of Stefan Ortner.
First electricity-generating pellet heating system in operation
After installing the first field test system, it was time for the first commissioning of the Pellematic Smart_e. In December ÖkoFEN CEO, Stefan and Herbert Ortner, turned-on personally the first plant.
Always looking for new solutions, the developing of the worlds first type-tested pellet heating, the integration of condensing technology for pellets and the presentation of a power-generating pellet heating has made us a global benchmark when heating with pellets.
We live the environment protection with conviction. In addition to the use of wood, the C02-neutral and renewable raw material, we are committed in other areas of our environment. 100% green power, low energy architecture at our corporate buildings, electric vehicles as company cars - to name just a few.
Listen, think, act sustainably - that is our credo when interacting with each other, with our partners, customers and the public. The result: continuous improvement of our products and long-term decentralized structures lead to peak values in customer satisfaction surveys in our markets.
An extremely reliable and robust product to the highest technical standard. That is our aim all along the chain. From research and development to production and customer service, the trust of our customers and the exigencies of the future are our commitment and motivation.