The thermal baths in Bad Sassendorf are a magnet for visitors.
Each year, around 300,000 visitors take the opportunity to spend a „day by the sea” in the facilities’ saltwater pools, saunas or salt caves. A comprehensive investment has been made recently in restoring the facility to increase its appeal even further. Visitors are able to enjoy a pleasant, all-year-round temperature of 33°C in five saltwater pools (two indoors, three outdoors). The extensive sauna amenities include no fewer than seven different saunas. So it is understandable that the overall heat energy requirements are high.
To operate in an economically and ecologically effective and sustainable manner, the operator decided in 2009 to switch from using its own boilers to using CHP plants powered by biogas. Initially, a cooperation partner was found in an agricultural company from the nearby town of Heppen which met all of the preconditions for operating a powerful biogas plant.
Following this, neighboring farmers Harald Rosenögger and Achim Sander founded Biogas GmbH & Co. KG. This opened up new prospects for the pair to add another strand of business to and therefore to diversify their farming operations.