Controlled heat for millions of eels
agenitor 406 supplies energy for breeding eels in Haren
Facts & figures
Emsland Fischzucht GmbH from Haren (Ems) is one of the leading eel breeding establishments throughout Europe. The company produces around 900 tonnes of eel each year. The entrepreneur from Haren Hermann Bentlage purchases approximately twelve million glass eels every winter which weigh a mere 0.3 grams at two to three years of age. Around half of the eels are fed into the rivers in the spring to replenish the significantly decimated number of these eels.
The other half remains within the company for one to one and a half years. The young eels grow up here in 200 breeding tanks at a constant temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Emsland Fischzucht generates the required energy itself on site: with an agenitor 406. “The agenitor 406 is the safest and most efficient way for us to supply our operation with energy,” explains CEO Hermann Bentlage. The 2G combined heat and power plant from the 4th series is fed with natural gas.