Planning contract for 250 kW biogas plant signed in Japan

EnviTec Biogas scores in Osaka with Waste-to-Energy pilot project

Lohne, 25th August 2014 – It is the first time a planning contract is being signed by EnviTec Biogas in Japan: this planned 250 kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka is supposed to be operated solely using bio-waste. "With our new construction project, we are setting new standards not only in the region, but also in the field of energy generation using waste material from supermarket and restaurant waste", says Hendrik van der Tol, EnviTec Regional Director Asia/Pacific. 

No other country in the world has felt the consequences of atomic energy in this century as closely as Japan. On 11 March 2011, over 15,000 people were killed by an earthquake and a tsunami, and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was heavily damaged. The island state was on the brink of a nuclear disaster. Before FIT was established, a vanishingly small four percent of Japan's energy was derived from renewable energy sources.

This might change in future due to the use of green energy suppliers such as biogas. "The Japanese government has introduced electricity compensations for twenty years at a rate of 28 cents", van der Tol explains further. Together with the Japanese company RENAGEN, the biogas all-rounder from Lower Saxony wants to promote the introduction of the green multi-talent Biogas in Japan within the scope of a strategic partnership. "With EnviTec Biogas, we are proud to have an internationally renowned biogas plant supplier on our side, with whom in the future we can offer installation engineering made in Germany, in Japan", says Daisuke Mishima, Chairman of RENAGEN.

In order to create more awareness about biogas technology in Japan, EnviTec Biogas, together with its Japanese business partner RENAGEN, was a part of the "Grand Renewable Energy" trade fair in Tokyo beginning of August.

RENAGEN Inc. is a carve out company from REMATEC Corporation-a leading company in waste recycling in Japan and Southeast Asia. By cooperating with EnviTec, RENAGEN’s goal is to become the leading company in biogas power generation market in Japan.<s> </s>For more info, please visit RENAGEN’s website or contact


About EnviTec Biogas AG

EnviTec Biogas AG covers the entire value chain for the production of biogas, including the planning and turnkey construction of biogas plants and biogas upgrading plants as well as their commissioning. The company takes charge of biological and technical services on demand and also offers full plant and operational management. In addition, EnviTec also operates its own biogas plants. In 2011, EnviTec Biogas along with EnviTec Energy GmbH & Co. KG and its 100% subsidiary EnviTec Stromkontor GmbH & Co. KG expanded its business operations into the direct marketing of upgraded biomethane as well as the marketing of green electricity and balancing energy. EnviTec Biogas AG currently operates in more than 20 countries. In 2013, EnviTec generated revenues of €148.8 million and an EBIT of €2.4 million. The EnviTec Group currently has 350 employees. EnviTec Biogas has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since July 2007.


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