Biogas is one of the growth fields defined in our strategy ”VNG 2030+“. Our company BALANCE VNG Bioenergie GmbH currently operates five biogas and biomethane plants in central Germany. The company is steadily working to increase the share of ”green“ gas and alternative energies. The main focus is on the acquisition and optimisation of plants as well as the extension of the value stream.
We have developed a platform called effizienzcloud GmbH (effizienzcloud) for the comparison of efficiency products. The platform is intended for small and medium-sized companies with annual sales of up to € 10 million. effizienzcloud is Germany’s first marketplace for efficiency products.
Together with local and regional authorities and bodies and municipal companies as well as industrial partners, VNG is developing integrated local solutions with advanced network infrastructure in an approach which is independent of individual manufacturers. For this purpose, VNG established VNG ViertelEnergie GmbH in July 2017. In cooperation with the Leipzig company Tilia GmbH, this company will develop and implement local solutions, especially for towns with less than 100,000 inhabitants. The regional focus is initially on central Germany.
VNG intends to become a leading independent provider of secure infrastructure-based data services bundled in a digital cluster. The aim is to pool the digital know-how available throughout the VNG organisation with a view to developing high-performance services for operators of critical infrastructure. In this field, we already have an advantage. Our cluster covers the entire digital value stream, which means that we can offer our customers a comprehensive service.
To escape the limits set by traditional mindsets, we network within our employee initiative ”Querdenker“ (thinkers outside the box) and also obtain considerable external input. For example, we receive fresh entrepreneurial impetus from our subsidiary VNG Innovation GmbH and via our partnership with the SpinLab of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. In this partnership, we are a strategic partner for energy topics and therefore have access to a wide variety of start-ups in the energy sector.