EnviTec Biogas inaugurates new production building at its Saerbeck site

Successful doubling of EnviThan production

23 February 2023 Two times six is twelve: with the completion of a new 1,800 sqm production building for EnviThan containers, EnviTec Biogas AG continues on its successful growth trajectory. “With a doubling of our production capacity and total usable space to 2,100 square metres on our 5,000 sqm site, we’re now in a position where we can meet the needs for gas upgrading plants worldwide even faster,” comments Jürgen Tenbrink, Chief Technical Officer at the Lohne/Saerbeck-based company in Germany. In the building just opened, up to six more plants can now be manufactured simultaneously in addition to the six existing manufacturing bays.


This step towards a new and larger manufacturing operation is based on healthy developments in the innovative EnviThan gas upgrading technology. “The technical systems fit-outs for our first containers were completed in Gelsenkirchen, at our then partner A3. In 2014, roughly ten years ago, we moved our container production to its current site in Saerbeck. In just the first five years up until 2019, we produced 100 containers for gas upgrading, oxygen generation and gas feed-in, and shipped them out for their respective applications,” Tenbrink says. That number has since grown to 250 containers.

Helping to meet local climate targets in Saerbeck

After a construction period lasting just ten months, production of the first container got underway in December, Tenbrink explains at the inauguration ceremony. This kind of turnaround was impressive, given the ongoing problems facing the construction and construction materials sector. As one of the very first biogas plant builders, this international company doesn’t just use green energy for its plant construction business. The new production building is heated by a heat pump operated with green PV power. Tenbrink: “Intelligent, storage-based energy solutions help us to produce significant quantities of green energy and use these in a sustainable manner.”

“As a local employer within the pro-climate community of Saerbeck, however, we feel duty-bound to support not just Saerbeck’s climate targets but also those of local businesses,” explains Olaf von Lehmden, CEO of EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG. Contractors for the production building were all sourced from the region, and these tradespeople attended the inauguration ceremony together with the two local vicars and the Mayor of Saerbeck, Tobias Lehberg. Saerbeck is working towards achieving climate neutrality as a community by 2030. This means that emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 will have to drop to net zero in Saerbeck by this date. “We are proud to be part of Saerbeck’s pro-climate community and to be able to take a further step towards the expansion of renewable energies both locally and throughout Europe with our new production building,” concludes von Lehmden.

About EnviTec Biogas AGEnviTec 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 75 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 about 600 people worldwide. 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