History

Our Company

PlanET (pronounced “plan-e-t”) stands for “Planning and Application of Energy Technology”. PlanET specializes in the design, construction, and service of advanced biogas plants. PlanET started in 1998, and now has over 200 employees worldwide.

An affiliate of PlanET Biogas Group GmbH. Based in Vreden, Germany, PlanET Biogas ranks among the leading biogas plant builders, and has designed, constructed and services over 500 anaerobic digestion systems globally.

1998

1998

Foundation by the two shareholders Jörg Meyer zu Strohe and Hendrik Becker

1999

1999

Construction of the first German PlanET biogas plants

2001

2001

Market introduction of the first direct solid feed technology

2004

2004

First PlanET biogas plant in Japan

2006

Grand Prix of the middle class

2007

2007

150 employees worldwide for the first time

2008

Top marks in nationwide survey
of 2,600 biogas plant operators

2008

First PlanET biomethane plant feeds into the natural gas grid

2009

2009

PlanET UniKipp is presented at Agritechnica

2009

2009

PlanET delivers mini biogas plant to Ghana

2010

First PlanET plant on grid in France

2010

2010

PlanET Vario replaces sliding floor technology

2011

2011

First PlanET plant in the UK connected
to the grid

2011

2011

PlanET Delegation at Elysee Palace

2011

PlanET GORATOR increases plant efficiency

2012

"Germany at its Best" award from the NRW state government

2012

PlanET DesiUs prepares substrate with ultrasound

2012

PlanET finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year

2012

2012

300th PlanET plant successfully in operation

2013

2013

Hendrik Becker becomes Vice President of the German Biogas Association

2013

2013

PlanET Biogas Italia repowers a biogas plant with the PlanET eco® cover + and significantly reduces sulphur levels

2013

The PlanET Flexstore XXL gas storage
system receives the German INDUSTRIEPREIS 2013

2013

PlanET Biogas USA is founded as the youngest subsidiary of the PlanET Group

2013

2013

Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits a PlanET biogas plant in Thuringia, which generates electricity on demand

2013

PlanET presents the ∑ principle, the unique formula for quality biogas

2014

The PlanET online shop offers modern spare parts management on demand for mobile shopping

2014

The PlanET plant Singleton Birch (UK) goes
into operation. From now on, the industrial company obtains 40% of its energy requirements for lime processing from biogas production

2014

The PlanET eco® twinfix mounting system for gas storage tanks receives the silver medal of the DLG as a technical innovation

2014

2014

As a top seller, PlanET's 75 kW plant based on 100% liquid manure and/or dung revitalises the biogas industry in Germany

2015

2015

PlanET online Biogas Calculator enables a potential check of available fermentation substrates.

2015

PlanET Biogas France commissions
the first biomethane plant in Brittany with great
public interest.

2015

2015

PlanET Biogas USA puts the first PlanET ET-370 Farm Solution into operation (State New York)

2015

PlanET Biogas UK Ltd. expands the Singleton Birch industrial plant to 1.5 MW and installs a fermentation residue belt dryer for efficient heat utilisation.

2015

2015

PlanET presents the PlanET eco® SulfurCat biological-chemical fine desulphurisation for 75 kW biogas plants for the first time at Agritechnica 2015.

2016

2016

The British PlanET subsidiary now has ten employees. The picture shows the sales team at the agricultural technology trade fair Energy NOW.

2017

Novelty of the year. First prize for particularly practical technology solution.

2018

2018

20 year company jubilee

2018

First biogas plant in the Philippines.
PlanET starts operation.
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