Honor of Government of StyriaLogo Sustainable Economy

Dipl.-Ing. Peter Thonhofer

Phone: +43 316 481300 14

Fax: +43 316 481300 4

Email: thonhofer@bios-bioenergy.at

1969 Born in Mürzzuschlag (A)
1984 - 1989 Technical college in Pinkafeld – branch of study: mechanical engineering - installation, domestic technique and energy management
1989-1995 Universitiy study of chemical engineering – branch of study: “process engineering” at the Technical University of Graz
1995 - 2000 Project engineer at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2001 Shareholder at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2001 Project manager at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
since 2005 Area manager engineering at BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH

Working areas

  • Area Management Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Participation in / lead of national and international R&D projects
  • Heating plants and combined heat, power and chilling plants (CHPC plants)
  • Small-scale  combined heat and power plants
  • District heating networks
  • Heat recovery units and flue gas condensation units
  • Wood pellet production plants

Key competences

  • Preliminary design, detailed design and preparing of requests for bids
  • Authorisation procedures including the preparation of permit applications
  • Funding management and preparation of funding proposal (national and international)
  • Construction oversight, start-up and commissioning
  • Monitoring and optimisation (furnaces, control systems, hydronic)
  • Revamping of plants and operation mode change
  • Plant layout
  • Integration of load management and storage concepts in energy centers
  • Expertises regarding the optimisation of plants including required measures for troubleshooting
  • Techno-economic assessment of decentralized biomass-fired combined heat and power plants
  • Project manager of about 100 projects in the working areas mentioned above (national and international)
  • Training courses in the working areas mentioned above