The core of the project is a biogas facility that ferments local raw materials such as rye, wheat, sunflowers, maize and liquid manure from farmers in the region and uses the resulting methane to produce electricity and heat in a small power plant. A local heat grid carries the energy to (at the moment) 142 households at Juhnde Village. In other words, more than 70 percent of Jühnde’s inhabitants use local bio-heat. Heat delivery to Jühnde began in September of 2005.
The power plant generates 4.500.000 kwh of electricity per year. Also it produces approximately 3.000.000 kwh of heat, which represents 67% of the annual heat demand of the Village. Is important to mention that farmers use slurry as a fertilizer, they have decreased the use of fertilizer by approximately 25%.