Biogas expansion

German biogas company, MT-Energie, has opened its first UK offices in Reading as part of plans to take advantage of the growing anaerobic digestion market.

The company, which already has a number of offices in Europe and North America, hopes that the new venture will help further the development of processing technology and digester components for biogas operations.

Hardy Radke, who will be leading the team in the UK, said: ‘With our biogas plants, components and services we not only serve the agricultural market, but also the expanding organic waste market. Our product portfolio includes biogas plants treating organic waste from public and private sector sources, providing solutions for waste management infrastructure programmes in Great Britain.’

In addition to laboratory analyses of input and output substrates, MT-Energie will provide engineering, technical and biological process expertise for biogas projects, as well as post-installation support.

Dr Holger Schmitz, managing director of MT-Energie, added: ‘We see a considerable commitment to biogas in the UK. The government has clearly declared itself in favour of the expansion of renewable energy. We have repeatedly demonstrated in the past that we are able to establish ourselves very quickly to significantly contribute to a new market. We are convinced that our proven biogas technology will appeal to our British clientele as well.’