EnviTec Biogas and BAUER complete first joint CNG filling station expansion project

New compressor in Hürth refuels up to 1,300 vehicles a month

Lohne/Saerbeck, 4 February 2020 – Demand for biofuels is rising—and helping to drive green mobility. The powerful high-pressure systems, energy efficiency and outstanding global reputation offered by EnviTec’s business partner BAUER are more in demand than ever before. The partnership between this long-established supplier of CNG (compressed natural gas) plant components and biogas plant all-rounder EnviTec Biogas dates back to 2017. After two successful projects together in France, the two partners yesterday celebrated the completion of an expansion project for a German CNG natural gas filling station in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Opened in 1995 by operator GVG Hürth, this natural gas filling station needed a new compressor. “To ensure we can meet rising demand, we worked with BAUER to plan for a compressor with a capacity of around 20,000 kg per month,” explains Stefan Laumann,
Head of Gas Upgrading Department at Lower Saxony-based EnviTec. One key challenge here was integrating the new equipment into the existing system. Laumann: “With a technical equipment building and a connection to an existing compressor already in place, the package of planning work we handled here for BAUER and the customer was much more extensive than usual.” After successful calibration and official TÜV approval for the tank facility in Hürth, located in the Cologne metropolitan area, cars and trucks can now refuel with biomethane (as compressed natural gas). Four waste collection trucks are now using the filling station every day.

Alongside the integration of a new compressor, a second fuel pump has also been set up that offers fuel nozzles for both heavy goods vehicles and cars.

As an agile and innovative mid-sized enterprise, EnviTec Biogas is using its ‘Drive Biogas’ concept to support policies aimed at achieving the transition to sustainable transport. The aim here is further improve the market penetration of bio CNG, a renewable form of natural gas. “With ‘Drive Biogas’, we’ve worked with BAUER to develop an innovative business model that is promoting the use of biomethane as a fuel for the transport sector,” explains EnviTec CFO Jörg Fischer. Bio CNG can be used as a fuel by the many vehicles designed to run on natural gas that are now commercially available.


About EnviTec Biogas AG

EnviTec Biogas AG is a full-service biogas provider who covers the entire value chain for the production and processing 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 offers full plant and operational management. EnviTec operates 74 own plants, making it one of the largest biogas producers in Germany. The company’s business activities also include the direct marketing of processed biomethane as well as the marketing of electricity and balancing energy. With a presence in 16 countries worldwide, EnviTec Biogas AG is represented by its own companies, sales offices, strategic partners and joint ventures. In 2018, the EnviTec Group generated revenue of EUR 186.8 million and EBIT of EUR 10.1 million. The Group currently employs a good 430 people. EnviTec Biogas AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007.


Katrin Hackfort
EnviTec Biogas AG
Phone: +49 25 74 88 88 - 810
Email: k.hackfort@envitec-biogas.de