Tornesch

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Tornesch
Coat of arms of Tornesch
Coat of arms
Tornesch   is located in Germany
Tornesch
Tornesch
Coordinates: 53°42′N 9°43′E / 53.700°N 9.717°E / 53.700; 9.717Coordinates: 53°42′N 9°43′E / 53.700°N 9.717°E / 53.700; 9.717
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Pinneberg
Subdivisions 3 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Roland Krügel
Area
 • Total 20.62 km2 (7.96 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,560
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25436
Dialling codes 04122, 04120
Vehicle registration PI
Website www.tornesch.de

Tornesch is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 7 km (4 mi) southeast of Elmshorn, and 25 km (16 mi) northwest of Hamburg. Tornesch is also the home of the Klaus-Groth-Schule, named after the German poet Klaus Groth. It is also home to the Fritz-Reuter-Schule, named after German writer Fritz Reuter.

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Tornesch has a place in biochemical history from the wood saccharification[2] process developed by Scholler,[3] also known at the Scholler-Tornesch process. The first factory to use the process was built in Tornesch. This early work was part of the development of biofuel such as cellulosic ethanol.

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