Biogas

VNG has concentrated its activities related to biogas and biomethane in the Biogas business area since 2020. In this context, biogas is one of the most important growth segments. BALANCE Erneuerbare Energien GmbH currently operates 27 biogas plants in eastern and northern Germany.

The focus of its activities is on plant optimisation and successively expanding its level of vertical integration as a plant operator. In future, VNG will thus have additional opportunities to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the gas network.

Number of biogas plants
27
BALANCE held a portfolio of 27 plants at the beginning of 2020.
Thermal firing capacity
104
The plant portfolio corresponds to a capacity of around 104 MW thermal firing capacity.

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BALANCE Erneuerbare Energien GmbH has been developing a versatile portfolio for the production of biogas, biomethane, renewable heat and renewable power since 2006 and contributed significantly to VNG’s growth in this business area in 2019 – thanks to forward-looking acquisitions, BALANCE held a portfolio of 27 plants at the beginning of 2020. This more than tripled plant output compared to the previous year. In this way, BALANCE is also playing an important role in the heating revolution and the production of green power.

Locations
The following link takes you to the location overview of all biogas plants operated by BALANCE in Eastern and Northern Germany.
Business activities
In addition to acquisition and integration, BALANCE is also committed to modernising and optimising its portfolio by investing in state-of-the-art technology, improving processes and making power generation more flexible.
Future prospects
Prospects in the biogas sector are offered in particular by research into the better use of fermentation residues, the increased use of waste materials from agriculture or energy crops, and the expansion of green heat use for neighbouring commercial enterprises or residential buildings.