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Once upon a time...

...there was a sapling, a cloud and a lot of green land...

It all began in the year 2002. Olaf von Lehmden, Kunibert Ruhe and Tobias Schulz saw the potential of biogas and established EnviTec Biogas GmbH, headquartered in Lohne in Lower Saxony. The entrepreneurs combined their many years of experience in the plant engineering and project processing with their knowledge in the management of agricultural operations. At the same time the politicians with their law, setting out the priority for renewable energies (EEG) and the remuneration for feeding bio power into the local power grid included, levelled the path for them. Biogas became the attractive source of revenue, by which began the enterpreneurial success story of EnviTec Biogas.

Read more about the milestones of our success story:

2018
  • Cooperation agreement in China for the construction of 20 biogas plants
  • EnviTec delivers first high-presssure compressor for biomethane project
2017
  • EnviTec Biogas wins award for innovative business model "Drive Biogas"
  • EnviTec Service becomes official MAN Service Partner for the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • EnviTec Biogas opens own laboratory for biological services in Lohne
  • Premiere: EnviThan gas upgrading plants supply biomethane for a bio-CNG filling station in China
2016
  • EnviTec will be constructing for DONG Energy the world’s first biogas plant that uses enzymes to convert untreated waste into green energy
  • Construction of 1st biogas plant in Greece
  • EnviTec Service signs framework agreement of 30 MWel with energielenker GmbH
2015
  • First EnviTec biogas plant in Japan on the grid
  • New EnviWaste and EnviThan contracts in France and UK
2014
  • Expansion to Asia. New orders from China and the Philippines
  • New membrane module system for EnviThan gas upgrading
  • Biogas industry award of the American biogas Council for the first facility in the U.S. 
  • First gas upgrading projects in England
2013
  • 1st plant in the US in operation
  • Launch EnviFarm Compact 
  • Biogas innovation award of the German Farmers’ Association (DBV)
2012
  • Celebration of 10th Year Anniversary
  • Inauguration of the first EnviThan gas upgrading plant in Sachsendorf, Germany
  • EnviTec passes 300 MW mark for green electricity
2011
  • First Orders from Spain
  • EnviTec Biogas AG passes 200 MW mark for green electricity 2010
2010
  • Construction start of the first EnviTec-plant in UK with 100% fermentation of food residues
  • First orders from France
2009
  • Takeover of water treatment specialist A3
  • Share buyback programme for EUR 10 million
  • World’s largest biomethane plant, established by EnviTec, begins to feed into the natural gas grid
2008
  • 1st order from India (30 MWel)
  • Record backlog of orders of 191 Mio. Euro at mid-year 2008
2007
  • 1st order for biogas processing plant (10,000m³/h)
  • IPO and Integration of own plant operations
2006
  • Construction of world’s largest biogas park started in Penkun
  • 1st international construction orders in The Netherlands and Hungary
2005
  • Completion of biogas park in Anklam (2,5 MWel)
2004
  • Pilot plant for ferment residue processing
  • Framework agreement with agri.capital for 40 biogas plants
2003
  • 1st biogas plant based on renewable primary products
  • Construction of 1st biogas plant over MWel with > 100,000t annual throughput
  • Foundation of EnviTec Service GmbH
2002
  • Foundation of the company
  • Framework agreement with GE Jenbacher

Anniversary magazine

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Anniversary magazine