World Energy Globe Award (overall winner)
World Energy Globe Award (Earth)
National Energy Globe Award Austria (overall winner)
National Energy Globe Award Austria (Earth)
Regional Energy Globe Award Oberösterreich (Austria) (overall winner)

Submitted by: Fronius International GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Fronius demonstrates a CO2-free transport logistic solution

With 650 employees and 37,000 m² area, the Fronius site in Sattledt (Upper Austria) serves as a model for future-oriented energy supply in a large industrial context: 90% of the required energy is provided by a 604 kWp photovoltaic plant and a 1.5 MW biomass regional heating plant. The most modern HVAC technology with subterranean water basins assures required comfort both summer and winter with utmost energy efficiency. Fronius’ HyLOG project also elevates plant-internal material transport to a new level by retrofitting the company’s vehicle fleet from battery to fuel cell operation. The dominant advantages are replacing the long battery charging times with a few minutes of hydrogen tanking and doubling the range of the vehicles. Hydrogen is produced on-site with photovoltaic current and electrolysis with no emissions.

Category: Earth