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History

Setting the Standard in the Biogas Sector

Setting the Standard in the Biogas Sector
PlanET (pronounced “plan-e-t”) has been installing AD plants in North America since 2006.

PlanET Biogas USA Inc. is an affiliate of PlanET Biogas Group GmbH, which is based in Vreden, Germany. PlanET Biogas Group GmbH ranks among the leading biogas plant builders in Germany and Europe, and has designed, constructed and services over 300 anaerobic digestion systems worldwide.

The name PlanET 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 250 employees, and 300 operating biogas plants.

1998

 Foundation by the two partners

Founded by the two partners

2001

2001 Market maturity for the first solids charging system

Market maturity for the first solids charging system

2005

2005 PlanET Benelux: Established on the Dutch market

PlanET Benelux: Established on the Dutch market

2006

2006 Winner of “Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Companies”

Winner of “Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Companies”

2007

2007 PlanET control technology via smart phone

PlanET control technology via smart phone

2009

2009 PlanET delivers mini biogas plant for development project in Ghana

PlanET delivers mini biogas plant for development project in Ghana

2010

2010 PlanET Vario replaces bottom discharger technology

PlanET Vario replaces bottom discharger technology

2011

Fraser Valley BiogasIn British Columbia, Canada another North American biogas plant is commissioned by PlanET Biogas Solutions Inc.

2011

2011 PlanET Gorator® increases plant efficiency thanks to micro crushing

PlanET Gorator® increases plant efficiency thanks to micro crushing

2011

Lethbridge Biogas Largest biogas plant in North America breaks ground with Planet Biogas Solutions in Alberta, Canada.

2012

2012 PlanET DesiUs crushes substrate by using ultrasonic waves

PlanET DesiUs crushes substrate by using ultrasonic waves

2013

2013 - Hendrik Becker becomes vice President of the German Biogas Association

Hendrik Becker becomes vice President of the German Biogas Association

2013

2013 - The PlanET Flexstore XXL gas storage system recieves the German INDUSTRIEPREIS 2013 (innovation award)

The PlanET Flexstore XXL gas storage system recieves the German INDUSTRIEPREIS 2013 (innovation award)

2013

2013 - PlanET Biogas Italia has repowered an existing AD plant with the PlanET eco® cover +, reducing sulphur value significantly

PlanET Biogas Italia has repowered an existing AD plant with the PlanET eco® cover +, reducing sulphur value significantly

2014

2014 - PlanET eco® twinfix receives the silver medal of the DLG innovation award, one of the most popular agricultural benchmarks
PlanET eco® twinfix receives the silver medal of the DLG innovation award, one of the most popular agricultural benchmarks

2015

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PlanET Biogas USA has successfully constructed the first ET-370 Farm Solution biogas plant in the state of New York.

2015

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PlanET Biogas UK Ltd. has commissioned the expansion of an industrial biogas plant to ensure its owner earns the maximum profit through the Renewable Heat Incentive program (RHI).

2016

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Ten highly skilled PlanETarians are currently working at the UK-based subsidiary of PlanET Biogas Group. This photo shows the sales team at the EnergyNOW expo, the only renewable energy event organized exclusively for the Ag & rural sectors.

1999

1999 First German biogas plants are built

First German biogas plants are built

2004

2004 First biogas plant with PlanET technology in Japan

First biogas plant with PlanET technology in Japan

2006

PlanET Biogas Solutions Inc.PlanET Biogas Solutions is incorporated in North America.

2007

2007: 150 employees worldwide for the first time

150 employees worldwide for the first time

2007

Bayview FlowersPlanET Biogas Solutions commissions their first North American biogas plant at Bayview Flowers.

2009

2009 PlanET UniKipp® is showcased at AgriTechnica

PlanET UniKipp® is showcased at AgriTechnica

2010

2010 Biogaz PlanET France: First French biogas plant starts operating

Biogaz PlanET France s.r.l.: First PlanET plant starts operation

2011

2011 First PlanET biogas plant in UK connected to grid

First PlanET biogas plant in UK connected to grid

2011

2011 PlanET delegation visits French president Sarkozy at Elysée Palace

PlanET delegation visits French president Sarkozy at Elysée Palace

2012

2012: 300th PlanET biogas plant

Already 300 successfully realized biogas plants

2013

2013 Successfull commissioning oft he second UK AD plant
Successful commissioning of the second UK AD plant

2013

2013 - The former Japanese president Junichiro Koizumi visits a German biogas plant, which produces power on demand
The former Japanese president Junichiro Koizumi visits a German biogas plant, which produces power on demand

2013

2013 - PlanET presents the ∑-principle (sum principle), a revolutionary formula for high quality biogas

PlanET presents the ∑-principle (sum principle), a revolutionary formula for high quality biogas

2013

2013 - PlanET Biogas USA Incorporated has been founded and is the newest member of the PlanET Biogas Group

PlanET Biogas USA Incorporated has been founded and is the newest member of the PlanET Biogas Group

2014

2014 - The 75 kW PlanET small scale plant with 100% slurry or (liquid) manure becomes a top seller on the European markets (especially Germany)
The 75 kW PlanET small scale plant with 100% slurry or (liquid) manure becomes a top seller on the European markets (especially Germany)

2014

2014 - PlanET AD plant Singleton Birch (UK) starts operation. 40% of onsite power requirements are covered by biogas production now
PlanET AD plant Singleton Birch (UK) starts operation. 40% of onsite power requirements are covered by biogas production now

2015

Epurateur-biomethane
PlanET Biogas France starts operation of the first biomethane plant located in the Brittanie region.

2015

PlanET-eco-SulfurCat-75-kW
PlanET proudly presents the innovative desulfurization system: PlanET eco® SulfurCat for on-farm biogas plants.

Totally installed electrical power of PlanET plants

141,145 kWel

CO2 reduction by installed PlanET biogas plants

590,144,182 kg CO2/a

Reasons for PlanET

  • Studies prove: PlanET plants produce more gas