Energy Centre Straubing Prison

Heat supply from renewable raw materials

The largest heat supply contract in the history of the Free State of Bavaria

A state and nationwide pilot project: The heat supply at Straubing Prison was converted to energy from renewable raw materials. A heat supply contract totalling 16 million euros was implemented for this purpose. The largest in the history of the Free State of Bavaria.

Previously, heat was generated from around one million cubic metres of natural gas per year. Now the supply is provided by woodchips. In future, the heat generated will be distributed to the individual prison buildings via the existing local heating network.

The result: The new bioenergy centre will save 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over a period of 20 years. This makes a lasting contribution to improving the CO2 balance in the Straubing region.


CO₂ savings

Approx. 49,000 tonnes


Renewable energy


5.5 megawatts

Project duration

20 years