Sustainability in practice is the top priority for HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER not only in terms of the raw material but also when using energy. HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER is therefore proud to generate more energy from sustainable renewable sources than it uses in production. Anything that is not made into wooden planks, glue laminated beams, shuttering boards and the rest, enters the energy cycle as biomass or pellets. A small hydropower plant in Spittal and photovoltaic plants complete the energy portfolio.
for climate protection
Environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, powerful – green energy from biomass provides a residue-free utilization of wood. In its own biomass-fired power plants HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER converts more than 300,000 tons of biomass a year into sustainable energy for drying wood and generating electricity. Among other things, it is fed into the public grid as green electricity and supplies the local district heating network of Sachsenburg and Möllbrücke which has more than 200 households.
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER invests in photovoltaics. A total power output of 3.6 megawatt is generated at the various sites with the help of the solar modules. More energy is generated from renewable sources than is consumed. In 2015 the company won the Austrian Solar Prize for this commitment.
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER has been operating a small hydropower plant on the River Lieser in Spittal an der Drau since 1946. In 2015 a fish ladder was constructed at the Hasslacher weir in compliance with EU regulations. The fish can now travel freely upriver over a distance of 110 metres with a difference in height from top to bottom of five and a half metres.
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