Sustainable heating of chicken houses with own straw as fuel

At Givliggård in eastern Jutland, 800,000 broilers are produced annually. The purpose of investing in a new hall system from Linka Energy is to heat four stables and the farmhouse with stable and environmentally friendly energy. The house should have a temperature of 35 degrees at the beginning and be lowered to 20 degrees during the 35 days the chickens are there.

Previously, Givlinggård used wood pellets and oil to heat the stables. By investing in a Linka plant, they have gained a greener profile and at the same time secured an economic saving, as straw from their own fields is significantly cheaper than both wood pellets
and oil.

Another advantage of using your own straw is that you help to ensure good quality. The better the quality, the less waste and thus the longer time between cleaning the plant.

The plant

The biomass plant is designed and adapted to a new machine house, which was built in connection with the investment. The system consists of a straw rake with raking rollers that pull the straw in an upward direction, causing stones and other foreign matter to be returned from the raking rollers. The straw driver is controlled according to the heat consumption of the boiler.

The ash is pushed to an ash chute, where it is transported to an ash container placed outside the building. The ash is then used as nutrient in the cereal fields from which the straw comes.


Customer: Givlinggård
Location: Uldum, Denmark
Fuel type: Straw
Size: 600 kW
Year of construction: 2020

Free flow temperature (max)


A flow temperature of 110°C ensures,
that the heat can be quickly circulated in the stables.

"The solution was chosen based on the experience of colleagues"

Martin Jakobsen, Owner