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BDI – BioEnergy International AG celebrates 20th anniversary

The Austrian biodiesel and biogas plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG has celebrated its 20th anniversary in the presence of numerous international guests.
"20 years of active entrepreneurship, driven by visions and the continuous will to forge new paths, have made BDI a world market leader. Further diversification and the use of its own strength will continue to be the greatest challenges for BDI in the future" commented Wilhelm Hammer, one of the company founders.

Two decades of BDI with (from the left) Andreas Ehart, Member of the Board; Dr Edgar Ahn, Member of the Board; Wilhelm Hammer, Company Founder; Dr Christian Buchmann, Minister for Economic Affairs; Helmut Gössler, Company Founder and Markus Dielacher, Member of the Board (photo courtesy Otmar Winterleitner / BDI – BioEnergy International).

Founded on September 12, 1996, as BDI – Anlagenbau GmbH, the Styrian company it has developed over the last two decades to become an internationally renowned player in the biodiesel and biogas field. Especially due to its expertise in the development and realisation of industrial benchmark technologies for the production of renewable energy from waste and residual materials, BDI was able to achieve internationally recognized successes.

The development of the company BDI is a real success story. Since its establishment, the business has grown into a leading company in Styria and an international market leader. BDI’s employees are constantly working on new products and they live the motto of the Styrian economic strategy “growth through innovation“. I congratulate the entire BDI – Team to their 20th anniversary and wish them all the best and continued success for the future, said Dr Christian Buchmann, Minister of Economic Affairs.

On this occasion, together with customers and long-lasting companions and partners, BDI has reviewed the last 20 years in a ceremonial event and is looking forward towards a successful future. With the establishment of new business fields, like the production of valuable material from algal biomass, BDI intends to continue to create technical milestones.

I wish that BDI holds on to its inventive spirit and motivation throughout the next years and keeps looking for the challenging but rewarding land of new opportunities. I am proud to be a part of it, said Dr Edgar Ahn, CSO and Member of the Board.

About BDI – BioEnergy International AG

BDI – BioEnergy International AG is a market and technology leader in the construction of customized biodiesel plants using proprietary “Multi-Feedstock Technology”, which can produce biodiesel from different raw materials, such as vegetable oils  (VO), used cooking oils (UCO) and animal fats. In the “From Waste to Value” field, BDI supplies efficient plant concepts that are designed to produce biogas from industrial and municipal waste.


Together with its subsidiary UIC GmbH, BDI is also active in the field of vacuum distillation. UIC GmbH supplies equipment and components for the gentle distillation of liquid mixtures in both rough and fine vacuum. In the Life Science segment, BDI creates with its fully-owned subsidiary BDI – BioLife Science GmbH new standards in the production of valuable algae-based products. This innovation enables the development of processes and equipment of the production and use of algae biomass.

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