Submitted by: Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung u. Sport
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Gas from grass - Armed forces fly on eco-grass
Through the establishment of a biogas plant, the local energy supply for the operation of the air base Hinterstoisser of fossil fuels has been converted to renewable energies. Thus, the emission of CO2 emissions has been reduced considerably. Own raw materials such as wood and fine grasses that would otherwise be expensive to dispose of, are used as part of a natural cycle for the operation of the heating system. Furthermore, there is the establishment of specific wells and storing their own water supply, thereby avoiding a waste of drinking water.