EnviTec Biogas building 15 biogas and gas upgrading plants in the USA

Full service biogas provider with over 20 years of experience

15 May 2023 New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Indiana and South Dakota – the list of US states where EnviTec Biogas is currently completing anaerobic digestion and biogas upgrading projects is becoming longer and longer. “We have 15 plants under construction right now,” explains Lars von Lehmden, Managing Director of EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG, which is based in Lohne and Saerbeck, Germany. Four of these plants are soon to go online.

The plants, all of which use manure from dairy cattle as input, will inject RNG (renewable natural gas) into the existing natural gas infrastructure after commissioning. “If there’s no local connection to the natural gas grid, the gas will be trucked to the injection stations,” von Lehmden explains. The customers are SJI Renewable Energy Ventures LLC (SJI) together with development partner REV LNG LLC (REV). REV acts as project developer for the combined biogas and EnviThan gas upgrading plants on behalf of its customer SJI.

US based production of tank components is a recent development for EnviTec USA . “We’re working with our partner Collins Precast in Iroquois, South Dakota to locally produce our tank panels, which are then erected at site by our qualified local employees” von Lehmden explains, who also oversees stateside plant construction in his role as CEO of EnviTec Biogas USA Inc. Already 20 of a total of 31 contracted tanks have been produced since last year. This makes the German company one of the few all-round providers in the US market, offering planning, construction and commissioning of biogas and biogas upgrading plants and after sales support including technical and biological services. Rising demand for biogas plant and gas upgrading systems ‘Made in Germany’ has also been a growth driver for the local EnviTec team. “With Rochester in New York, Watertown in South Dakota and our headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, we now operate two warehouses and three offices in the US. All of them strategically located to best serve our clients with a team of 20 employees in five states,” says Timothy Logan, General Manager at EnviTec Biogas USA Inc. 

Since its entry into the North American market, EnviTec Biogas has successfully completed four biogas plant projects. In 2014, EnviTec received the Biogas Industry Award from the American Biogas Council (ABC) for the sustainability features exhibited by its biogas plant for Lawnhurst Energy, LLC in New York. “Due to the introduction of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the federal level, state incentives such as the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard coupled with the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, demand for biogas and biogas upgrading systems has skyrocketed,” explains market expert Logan. This is one reason EnviTec is an Elite Sponsor and exhibiting at the Biogas Americas, presented by ABC, the biggest North American trade show for biogas, from May 15th-18th in Chicago, IL.

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 operational management services. EnviTec operates 89 of its own plants, making it one of the largest biogas producers in Germany. EnviTec’s business interests also include the direct marketing of upgraded biomethane as well as the marketing of electricity and balancing energy. The company is represented in 16 countries worldwide by its own companies, sales offices, strategic partners and joint ventures. In 2021, the EnviTec Group generated revenue of EUR 262.4 million and EBT of EUR 23.3 million. The group currently employs a total of about 600 people. EnviTec Biogas AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007.

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