Actualités - 01.09.2021

BIOGEST entre sur le marché grec avec deux unités de biogaz

500 kW BIOGEST PowerRing® biogas plant to run with olive pomace, food & oil residues in Rhodes
1 MW BIOGEST PowerRing® biogas plant to run with manure, food by-products and silage in Thessaly
New alliance established with the local company Break Even


Athens / Vienna: BIOGEST received two orders to build its first biogas plants based on agricultural and food waste in Greece. “Greece has a huge market potential for biogas from agro-industrial residues. Moreover, we have observed an increasing pressure in some Mediterranean areas to process the residues coming from olive oil production, for which we have the capacity to offer different solutions.”, says Martin Schlerka, CEO and Managing Partner of BIOGEST.

The first project, located on the island of Rhodes, is fed with olive pomace, oil residues, food residues from hotels, and by-products from the food and beverage industry. The facility will be able to supply approx. 1,300 households with electricity each year. The second project is located in the region of Thessaly. Its’ waste is mainly supplied by local farmers keeping pigs, cows and sheep to produce 1 MW electricity, which can cover the consumption of 2,400 households each year.

Moreover, BIOGEST has entered into a new cooperation agreement with the Greek company, Break Even, for representation tasks in the Greek and Cypriot markets. The company, led by Dr. Marco Margaritis, is a reference company in the engineering and renewable sectors and is already generating significant synergies.

Following the renewable energy targets, Greece developed an ambitious energy strategy including attractive conditions for the development of biogas plants, which is well supported by its large raw material potential throughout the country. Biogest has achieved experience with similar residues coming from the Mediterranean agro-industry in the Italian biogas market, such as olive pomace, where several projects are under development and construction. The transformation of olive oil mill residues into biogas and fertilizer opens up new opportunities to provide a solution to a problematic residue while creating several products with high added value. For this purpose, the concept GREEN APP was developed as a new solution for the valorization of by-products from the olive oil industry.

Contact presse


Andronika Kirov

Gertrude-Froehlich-Sandner-Strasse 2-4
Tower 9, Floor 9
A-1100 Vienna, Austria

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Martin Schlerka (PDG)

Gerald Bartl-Fauler (DT)

Martin Hornhuber (DO)

BIOGEST est une marque pionnière proposant des solutions complètes d’unités de biométhane et de biogaz dans le monde entier ayant son siège à Vienne en Autriche. Ayant plus de 30 ans d’expérience, BIOGEST a finalisé plus de 160 projets, en jouant un rôle principal dans plus de 20 pays. La technologie BIOGEST éprouvée est créée afin de personnaliser les projets de gaz « vert », de la planification stratégique au co-investissement, à la construction, à l’exploitation, jusqu’à l’entretien et la gestion des usines. BIOGEST est impliqué dans la conversion des déchets organiques en énergie propre et renouvelable afin de lutter contre l'augmentation de la production de déchets et de satisfaire la demande énergétique.

Ellakmon IKE has resulted from the merger of the company Ellakmon and Break Even Consulting. The latter, counts with high scientific competence and qualified staff, as well as large experience in the preparation of technical studies in the sector of renewable energy. Ellakmon disposes over 50 years’ experience of its executives and a large track record in the Greek RES market. It has broadened its activities in the sector of waste to energy focusing on the energy production through anaerobic digestion.