Quality  &  Innovation

Investments in the future

We are facing up to the challenges of the future with an innovative energy concept.  

Research for a rewarding target:  
a leather factory generating its own energy by using organic wastes

In order to be a pioneer in the field of climate protection and to shelter our partners as far as possible from the increasing prices for fossil energies in many years of research work we have developed an innovative method to use the waste product glue stock as a source of energy that is environmentally-friendly and stable in price. This part project was realised with our new energy centre on the basis of a high-speed steam generator – we have invested a lot in this.

A first step on the way to the target  

We are now working at full speed on using other organic wastes for energy purposes. Our efforts are focussed on acquiring bio energy and thus electricity and heat, in particular from by-products of our process water treatment plant (PWA). So that we can stand on our own feet in future with regard to energy as well. Because the autarchic energy concept means security for the future of the Rehau location, stable production conditions and therefore the best preconditions for longterm partnerships.  

An incentive for us to take the next steps

After being awarded for supportive measures by
the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The
Bioenergy plant has been built in 2012 on the
premesis of our PWA. It has been officially put
into operation on June 12, 2013.

The biogas process for energy self-sufficient tanneries

Contact: bea@suedleder.de