Wilhelm Hammer and Helmut Gössler founded BDI in 1996 and jointly headed
the company for 15 years.
From when the company went public in 2006 until mid-2011, Hammer and Gössler remained on the board as CEO and CTO respectively.
They continue to contribute in an advisory role and as shareholders.
1991 First BioDiesel plant worldwide opens in Mureck (AUT)
1994 First plant to manufacture BioDiesel from used cooking oil opens in Mureck (AUT)
1996 BDI Anlagenbau GmbH is founded
1998 First multi-feedstock industrial plant to manufacture BioDiesel from animal fats opens in the US
2005 First EU demonstration facility for the industrial production of BioDiesel from animal fats opens in Scotland
2006 Company status changes to Public Limited Company
2007 Launch of research of activities relating to Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL)
2008 Takeover of vacuum distillation specialist UIC in Alzenau (GER)
2010 Erweiterung des Produktportfolios um BioGas Technologie
2010 Realisation of BioGas plant in Pamukova (Turkey)
2011 Handover of largest multi-feedstock BioDiesel plant worldwide in Amsterdam
2012 BioCRACK pilot plant is commissioned