Schnell Motoren GmbH

SCHNELL Motoren AG is a manufacturer of combined heat and power units (CHP units) for
biogas plants. The SCHNELL CHP units generate energy from lean gases such as biogas, sewage gas or landfill gas. Using the combined heat and power principle, energy is converted
into electricity and heat. The units are based on the engines of Sisu, Scania and Mitsubishi,and are available in an electrical power range from 30 kW to 1.2 MW. They stand out on account of their particularly high efficiency and long service life. Since the foundation of the company in 1992, SCHNELL has supplied over 3,200 units to over 20 countries on four continents.

Facts and figures
Renewable energy
- Combined heat and power units for generating energy from lean gases such as biogas, landfill gas and sewage gas
- Biomass power plant: Energy generation from solid biomass, such as wood, dried digested residue and sewage sludge
- Electronic ignition system
- Gas turbine in the exhaust branch
- Biomass power plant as a complete plant consisting of: gas generation, cleaning, utilization
2005: Innovation prize of the Ravensburg district through the Wirtschafts- und Innovationsförderungsgesellschaft (WiR, Association for the promotion of the economy and innovation) 2006: VR Innovation prize for SMEs, presented by Günther Oettinger
2006: Innovation prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg: Dr. Rudolf Eberle Prize
2007: Hermes Award Top 5
2010: Focus Test of the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG, German Agricultural Association): 48.3% electrical efficiency
2012: Innovative Employer, WiR
Total turnover
138 million euros (2011)
Over 500
- Headquarters with development, production, quality control and shipment in Amtzell, Baden-Württemberg; - Branch in Rodewald, Lower Saxony;
- Branch in Stöckse, Lower Saxony;
- Subsidiary company in Bruntál, Czech Republic
1992 Hans-Jürgen Schnell founded the company on his parents' farm. Complete biogas plants were built under the company name Hans-Jürgen SCHNELL Anlagenbau.
2000 Schnell concentrates on its core expertise – the construction of combined heat and power units with dual fuel technology
The company Hans-Jürgen Schnell Anlagenbau becomes Schnell Zündstrahlmotoren AG & Co. KG
- Founding of the North Germany branch in Rodewald, Lower Saxony
- 16,000 m2 of total production and office space
2008 - Foundation of a subsidiary in the Czech Republic: SCHNELL MOTOR Česká republika s.r.o.
- Delivery of the 2,500th SCHNELL unit
- SCHNELL receives the “Work & Family” certificate for its family-friendly company policy
- Change of company name to SCHNELL Motoren AG
- Approx. 500 megawatts of installed total power
- Opening of a new SCHNELL service center in Rodewald, Lower Saxony
- Delivery of the 3,000th SCHNELL combined heat and power unit
2012 20 Years of SCHNELL: Company anniversary
- Installed total power: 632 megawatts


Schnell Motoren GmbH
Felix-Wankel-Str. 1
D - 88239 Wangen



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