BDI - BioEnergy International AG: positive sales and earnings development in the first quarter of 2013
(Grambach, 14.05.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG, a leading technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the from waste to value field, has succeeded in the turnaround despite difficult market conditions: In the first three months of 2013, BDI generated increasing revenues and positive results. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, revenues increased by 23.8 per cent from 6.4 million Euros to 7.9 million Euros. Furthermore the operating result (EBIT) of 0.3 million Euros was considerably higher (+15.4 per cent).
A company from South-East Europe commissioned BDI – BioEnergy International AG with the authority engineering to implement a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant
- Planning a BioDiesel plant to produce renewable energy from waste and by-products
- Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant including a feedstock pre-cleaning step with a capacity of 100,000 t / y planned
- BDI instructed to generate documents for the authorities
(Grambach, 04.04.2013) A BioDiesel plant in South-East Europe with the technology from the market leader – BDI – will be realized in the near future.
(Grambach, 28.03.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG, the leading technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the waste to value field, reports a 14% decrease in sales to € 29.8 million and EBIT before extraordinary items of -€ 0.9 million for the 2012 fiscal year (previous year: € 4.6 million). The largely non-cash special items total € 5.8 million. Strategic adaptation of the company’s focus and a cost-cutting programme that has already been implemented are to lead to a turnaround in 2013. The total orders on hand of € 24.1 million on 31.12.2012 (an increase of 60% over the previous year) form a sound basis for this.
- Revamping and optimisation of a biodiesel plant in South-East Europe
- Modernization of a non-BDI technology
- BDI respected as a biodiesel expert all over the world
(Grambach, 10.01.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has obtained an order for retrofitting a biodiesel plant in South-East Europe. A well-known biodiesel producer has commissioned BDI to do the revamping and optimisation of an existing biodiesel plant.
(Grambach, 21.11.2012) BDI – BioEnergy International AG, the prominent technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the Waste to Energy field, has been listed in the Prime Standard at Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 25. September 2006. The company has now decided to move from the Prime Standard to the General Standard and has submitted an application to change segment. The company is working on the assumption that the move to the General Standard will be made in February 2013. The company’s shares will continue to be listed in the Prime Standard until then.
BDI – BioEnergy International AG creates the basis for a successful future via strategic realignment and large commissions
- BDI is building the largest BioDiesel plant in France
- BioCRACK pilot plant opened successfully in Vienna / Schwechat in co-operation with OMV
- Negotiations are being held about further international commissions for the BDI Multi-Feedstock Technology
- Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves dividend payment
- Strategic action plan to guarantee future growth
(Grambach, 09.08.2012) BDI – BioEnergy International AG succeeded in obtaining further commissions for building new plants in the first half of 2012. The company has established the BioCRACK Technology as a new area of operation with impressive potential alongside the business with BioGas and BioDiesel plants. The total orders on hand currently amount to € 28.5 million compared with € 22.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. Sales in the first half of the year totalled € 15.2 million following € 17.4 million in the previous year, while EBIT reached € 0.4 million for this period of what the company has communicated as a transition year.
- Modernisation of the existing BioDiesel plant in Sines, Portugal
- Order volume in the single-digit million range
- The plant will be making exclusive use of waste materials (e.g. Animal Fats or Used Cooking Oil) to produce BioDiesel
- Plant capacity: 25,000 tonnes
- Successful application of the BDI RetroFit programme
(Grambach, 11.10.2012) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has concluded a contract with the Portuguese company Assunto Importante S.A. to upgrade the existing BioDiesel plant in Sines. The local mineral oil industry will be the end-user of the 2nd generation BioDiesel produced. The order volume is in the single-digit million range.
New Approach to Growing Waste to Value Industry in United States - BDI - BioEnergy and LPCiminelli Form Teaming Relationship
(Grambach, 31.07.2012) Seeking to greatly expand its unique Waste to Value Technology in the United States, Austrian-based BDI - BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with nationally-ranked construction firm LPCiminelli, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY.
- Order volume amounts to EUR 16.4 million
- Plant uses Animal Fats and Used Cooking Oils as raw materials
(Grambach, 10.07.2012) BDI – BioEnergy International AG, the prominent technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the Waste to Value field, has been commissioned to build a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in a seaport in Northern France. The order volume amounts to EUR 16.4 million.
- Innovation Minister, Doris Bures, and OMV CEO, Gerhard Roiss, open the BioCRACK pilot plant at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat on July 2
- New technology developed: plant converts wood chips directly into diesel fuel
On July 2, 2012 Doris Bures, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and Gerhard Roiss, OMV CEO, opened the BioCRACK pilot plant at the OMV Refinery in Schwechat. The plant is the first of its kind in the world and converts solid biomass – such as wood chips and straw – directly into diesel fuel. The pilot plant fulfils two fundamental tasks: producing diesel to meet the growing demand, while simultaneously increasing the biogenic share. This innovative process is therefore setting the course for the future.
- Dividend payment of EUR 0.25 per ordinary share
(Grambach, 16.05.2012) The dividend payment of EUR 0.25 per ordinary share proposed by the Management Board was approved by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held by BDI - BioEnergy International AG this year. The payment is to be made on 25.05.2012 (with 23.05.2012 as the ex-dividend date).
Interim report about the 1st quarter of 2012
- Focus on strategic realignment
- Pilot plant for the BioCrack project
- International commissions
- Start-up of a BioGas plant in Turkey
(Grambach, 10.05.2012) BDI - BioEnergy International AG, the prominent technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the Waste to Energy field, focussed to a greater extent on strategic realignment in the first quarter of 2012, when it also worked on strategic expansion of the business operations.
- Increase of EUR 9 million in the order volume for a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Hong Kong
- Biggest Multi-Feedstock plant in the world that mainly processes grease trap waste
(Grambach, 02.04.2012) BDI - BioEnergy International AG has been commissioned to extend an order it received for a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Hong Kong. Once it has been completed, the plant is to produce 100,000 tonnes of BioDiesel per year from grease trap waste as the main raw material.
- EBIT up 13.4% at EUR 3.6 million
- EBIT margin improved from 8% to 10.5%
- Dividend payment of EUR 0.25 per share planned
(Grambach, 29.03.2012) BDI – BioEnergy International AG, the prominent technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the Waste to Energy field, generated encouraging earnings in the 2011 fiscal year in spite of the difficult market environment. Although sales were 13.1% lower than in the previous year, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were 13.4% higher at EUR 3.6 million. It contains herein a deconsolidation income of EUR 0.7 million due to the disposal of one Group company. This meant that the EBIT margin was 10.5%. In view of this performance, the Management Board and Supervisory Board will be proposing a dividend of EUR 0.25 per share to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in May 2012.
- Preparations for the revamping and optimisation of a biodiesel plant in the USA
- Expansion of operations on the US market
- BDI respected all over the world as a biodiesel expert
(Grambach, 02.02.2012) BDI - BioEnergy International AG has obtained an engineering order for retrofitting a biodiesel plant. A well-known American biodiesel producer has commissioned BDI to plan the revamping and optimisation of an existing biodiesel plant in the northern USA.
- Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant to be built in northern France
- Order volume amounts to EUR 4.45 million
- Use of the new separation concept from BDI
(Grambach, 19.12.2011) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has obtained another major commission to build a BioGas plant: following the construction of a BioGas plant in Marl, Germany, a French customer has now commissioned BDI to build another Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant to process industrial waste. The plant is to be located in northern France, while the order volume amounts to EUR 4.45 million.
Report on the first nine months of 2011
- Substantial improvement in earnings after 9 months
- Pre-engineering commission from North America
- Engineering commission for BioDiesel plants from Europe
- Interest in subsidiary Enbasys increased to 100%
(Grambach, 10. November 2011) The Austrian company BDI – BioEnergy International AG improved earnings substantially in the first nine months of the 2011 fiscal year in spite of a moderate decrease in sales. The new BioGas operations have been established on the market successfully alongside BioDiesel plants. The interest in the subsidiary Enbasys has been increased to 100%. This means that the Multi-Feedstock Technology used in the BioGas plants has developed into a major feature of BDI’s operations.
- New commission for Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant in Germany
- BioGas plants already account for 24% of BDI’s total orders on hand
- EBIT margin of 15.1 per cent in the 1st half of the year
- Successful transfer of business responsibility to new members of the Management Board
(Grambach, 11.08.2011) BDI – BioEnergy International AG obtained another commission worth several million euros to build a BioGas plant in the first half of 2011 and therefore continued to expand the new BioGas plant operations successfully. All in all, BDI’s business operations developed as planned in the first six months of the current fiscal year, with sales of € 17.4 million and an EBIT margin of 15.1 per cent. BDI’s capacities are effectively utilised with orders on hand of € 22.2 million at the end of the first half of the year. BioGas plants already account for 24 per cent of the total orders on hand. Specific negotiations are currently being held about further commissions for BioDiesel and BioGas projects.
- BDI holds 81 per cent of the shares in the BioGas specialist Enbasys
- BioGas plants already account for 24% of BDI’s total orders on hand
- New regulations about waste recycling are increasing global market potential for multi-feedstock BioGas plants
(Grambach, 28.07.2011) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has acquired a further 30 per cent of Enbasys GmbH, the specialist for BioGas technology, from the founders of the company. This means that BDI now holds 81 per cent of the shares in Enbasys. Acquisition of the remaining 19 per cent of the shares is about to be completed.
Interim report on the 1st quarter of 2011
- Commission obtained to extend a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Scotland
- Capital repayment of EUR 2.65 per share
- Positive feedback from the market about the "RetroFit programme"
- New regulations about waste recycling increase global market potential for Multi-Feedstock BioGas plants
(Grambach, 12.05.2011) BDI – BioEnergy International AG succeeded in obtaining further commissions in the first few months of the new fiscal year too: in addition to new commissions in the fine vacuum distillation field, the company obtained a commission to expand a BioDiesel plant in Scotland with a volume of EUR 3.1 million in February. Enbasys, the BDI subsidiary, was commissioned to build a BioGas plant in Germany for more than EUR 4 million in May. This means that the total orders on hand currently amount to EUR 28 million and represent a sound basis for utilisation of the company’s capacities in 2011.
(Grambach, 05.05.2011) One of the big players in the European waste disposal industry is opting for know-how from Austria: Enbasys GmbH, a subsidiary of BDI – BioEnergy International AG, has obtained another commission worth several million euros – this time from ReFood GmbH & Co. KG, a company of the German SARIA Group, for a BioGas plant. The crucial advantage is the combination of the plant’s impressive flexibility and economic performance with its ability to process difficult industrial raw materials as well. Supply security is guaranteed.
BDI was listed in the top ten reasons why Austria is a cleantech leader.
BDI – BioEnergy International AG has laid the foundations for further global growth
- 17.7% sales growth
- EBIT margin increased from 5.2% to 8%
- Expansion of the product portfolio via acquisition of a majority interest in Enbasys GmbH
- First commission obtained to build a multi-feedstock BioGas plant
- Commission obtained to build a BioDiesel plant in Belarus
(Grambach, 31.03.2011) 2010 was a landmark fiscal year for BDI – BioEnergy International AG: the company broadened its overall base by expanding the product range and introducing new technologies in the “waste to energy” field and succeeded in continuing to strengthen its market position as a manufacturer of special plants for producing high-quality biofuels from by-products and waste materials. In addition to its first commission for the construction of a multi-feedstock BioGas plant in Turkey, BDI managed to obtain new commissions for upgrading a BioDiesel plant in Spain and for building a BioDiesel plant in Belarus.
(Grambach, 01.03.2011) The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of BDI – BioEnergy International AG held on 18. May 2010 passed a resolution to reduce the share capital for the purpose of distribution to the shareholders. This is leading as a result to the distribution of EUR 2.65 per share.
(Grambach, 20.01.2011) The current dioxin scandal would never have happened as it has with the appropriate technological know-how. Customers of BDI – BioEnergy International AG do not sell any fatty acids as by-products of biodiesel production – because there are no such by-products: all the fatty acids are processed, so no waste products are left over.
Major project of considerable size: Belarus has commissioned an Austrian company to build a biodiesel plant and is assuming a pioneering role in the promotion of sustainability in Eastern Europe. BDI – BioEnergy International AG has obtained a contract worth EUR 10 million in this context.
Graz-Grambach, 6th December 2010. – It is evidence of the customer’s long-term vision and represents impressive success for a Styrian company: JSC Mogilevkhimvolokno Organic Synthesis Factory from Mogilev in Belarus has placed an order to build a biodiesel plant with BDI – BioEnergy International AG, which is based in Graz-Grambach. The value of the order is just under EUR 10 million. Wilhelm Hammer, CEO of BDI – BioEnergy International AG: “The commission from Belarus is highly significant. The development of alternative energies from renewable sources is a global trend that cannot be stopped.” By taking this decision, Belarus is joining the Baltic States in demonstrating the immense efforts that are being taken to become more independent in the energy supply field and to switch to a larger extent to alternative energy generated with raw materials that are available locally.
(Graz, 18. November 2010) Impressive success: BDI – BioEnergy International AG is the winner of the Energy Globe Styria Award 2010 for its trailblazing focus on algae research and the company’s significant findings in this area. BDI confirms its position as a pioneer in this field at the world’s biggest chemical engineering conference in the USA too.
Report on the first nine months of 2010
Commission obtained to upgrade a BioDiesel plant in Spain
Positive response to strategic focus on the “Waste to BioFuels” field
Further strengthening of the market position as a special plant manufacturer
Sales up 33.7%, earnings growth (EBIT) of about 304% over the previous year
(Graz, 12. November 2010) The Austrian company BDI – BioEnergy International AG improved sales and earnings in the first nine months of the 2010 fiscal year. BDI has continued to expand its market position as a manufacturer of special plants for the processing of industrial waste and by-products into high-quality biofuels via company acquisitions and in-house developments. The company’s strategic focus on the “Waste to BioFuels” field has contributed to this and has attracted great interest from potential partners and customers.
Ingelheim/Germany and Grambach/Austria, November 11, 2010 – Boehringer Ingelheim, a global leader in biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacture, and VTU Technology, a leading supplier of exclusive technologies and comprehensive services for the development of high- performance Pichia pastoris protein expression strains, announced today that they have entered into a global Technology and Marketing collaboration agreement. Under the terms of the non-exclusive agreement, Boehringer Ingelheim will have access to VTU Technology’s ready-to-use high expression Pichia system in close collaboration with the VTU team for the development and manufacture of therapeutic proteins.
The Austrian company BDI – BioEnergy International AG has been commissioned by Biodiesel Aragón S.L. in Altorricon (Spain) to upgrade a BioDiesel plant. The commission is worth about EUR 4.6 million. Upgrading the plant by installing the proven BDI Multi-Feedstock technology will enable such raw materials as Used Cooking Oil and Animal Fats to be deployed in the production of high-quality biodiesel that meets the requirements of the European standard EN 14214. By carrying out this project, the customer is following the trend towards the processing of by- and waste products in BioDiesel manufacturing, so that competition with food production is avoided, while the economic and sustainability performance of the BioDiesel plant is improved.
Interim report on the 1st half of 2010
- Change in the company’s name to “BDI – BioEnergy International AG”
- BioGas plants added to the product range
- Sales increase of 47%, earnings growth (EBIT) of about 179% over the previous year
- Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves dividend payout and capital repayment
(Graz, 13. August 2010) The Austrian company BDI – BioEnergy International AG increased sales and earnings in the 1st half of 2010 and made further progress with its new products and services. Following the acquisition of 51% of the shares in Enbasys GmbH, the company obtained the first commission to build an industrial Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant with a volume of EUR 2.4 million in May. The aim in choosing the new name “BDI – BioEnergy International AG” is to take account of the broader strategic focus of the company on the Waste to BioFuels field.
ntered in the Austrian trade directory.
2010 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves name change
New name reflects strategic focus
(Graz, 01. July 2010) In order to reflect the broader strategic focus of the company on the “Waste to BioFuels” field, the Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG will be operating under the new name BDI – BioEnergy International AG in future. With its acquisitions and in-house technology developments, BDI has continued to extend its portfolio steadily, developing from being a specialist for innovative BioDiesel plants to being a manufacturer of special plants that provides economic and industrial solutions for the processing of industrial waste and by-products into high-quality biofuels. The name change was approved by BDI’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting this year that was held on 18. May 2010, and is taking effect on 1. July 2010, when it is entered in the Austrian trade directory.
- Patent application filed for innovative technology to obtain biogenic fuel – BDI extends position as technology leader
- Millions in government funding
- Further contribution to achievement of the EU climate targets
(Graz, 11. May 2010) BDI – BioDiesel International AG, manufacturer of special plants and leading supplier of biodiesel production plants, has developed an innovative new process for obtaining biogenic fuel and has filed a patent application for it. Instead adding biodiesel to the fuel – the standard practice up to now – the fuel will already be provided with up to about 20 per cent biogenic content in the refining process in future with the help of by-products of the mineral oil industry. This creates a completely new basis for more effective utilisation of refineries and more economic use of a valuable raw material – crude oil – all over the world.
What is known as the BioCrack technology from BDI processes a by-product of the mineral oil industry and solid biomass to obtain high-quality fuel with up to 20 per cent biogenic content. Within the next three years, the innovative new process will be implemented at the pilot level in a scaling-up exercise aimed at bringing the process to market in partnership with an international mineral oil company. In doing this, BDI is extending its position as technology leader for the processing of difficult oils and fats into biodiesel that meets the official standards to include the processing of non-biogenic by-products of the mineral oil industry.
- Plant for the fermentation of difficult organic waste and residual materials
- Order volume in the lower single-digit million range
- One of the first BioGas plants in the emerging Turkish market
(Grambach, 21. May 2010) The Austrian company Enbasys GmbH, that is based in Grambach near Graz in Austria and recently joined the BDI Group, has been commissioned by Biosun A.S., a company operating in the field of renewable energy, to build a plant for the fermentation of organic household waste and residual agricultural materials in Turkey. The ENBAFERM multi-feedstock BioGas technology of Enbasys is being used in this plant, which will be carrying out bioenergetic processing of about 55,000 tonnes of difficult municipal and industrial waste per year. Not only environmentally-friendly BioGas, that will be used to generate electricity, but also heat and high-quality biological fertiliser will be produced. The order volume for Enbasys GmbH is in the lower single-digit million range.
2010 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting
- Dividend payout of EUR 2.60 per ordinary share
- Capital repayment of EUR 2.65 per ordinary share
(Graz, 19. May 2010) The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held this year by the Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG approved the proposal made by the Management Board of a dividend payout of EUR 2.60 per ordinary share and a capital repayment to the shareholders of EUR 2.65 per ordinary share. The dividend is to be paid on 28. May 2010 (with ex-dividend day 26. May 2010) and the capital repayment is to be made towards the end of 2010.
Interim report about the 1st quarter of 2010
- Positive market response to new “RetroFit” programme
- Positive market response to new “RetroFit” programme
- Higher sales than in same period the previous year
- EBIT margin of 12.5 per cent
(Graz, 12. May 2010) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG has made a good start to the new 2010 fiscal year. Sales in the first three months of 2010 were substantially better than in the previous year and profitability was increased. The current orders on hand represent a sound basis for utilisation of the company’s capacities in 2010. The company has also received very positive feedback from the market about its new products and services.
2009 fiscal year
- Positive annual earnings in spite of the difficult environment
- High equity ratio of about 70%
- Strategic realignment with “waste to energy” solutions
(Graz, 31. March 2010) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG experienced a fiscal year dominated by difficult general conditions: as expected, sales and earnings in 2009 were lower than in the previous year. BDI nevertheless succeeded in producing a positive result in 2009. The company also supplemented its skills in special plant manufacturing by adding new technologies in the BioGas field and in the obtainment of omega-3 fatty acids and biogenic fuel as well as by optimising existing plants even when they were originally bought from other suppliers. In January 2010, BDI established a joint venture with a local plant manufacturer in Brazil, one of the fastest-growing markets for the construction of BioDiesel plants.
In co-operation with its German subsidiary UIC, one of the world’s leading short-path distillation companies, BDI – BioDiesel International has developed a plant concept for the obtainment of valuable omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. UIC’s core technology is supplemented in this context by the in-depth know-how available at BDI, the experienced international plant manufacturer and specialist for the processing of difficult oils and fats. The overall process enables this attractive field to be entered. Further, BDI’s strong financial resources also play a crucial role in encouraging the company to tackle strategic new assignments.
Fabian Frühwirth, BDI intern, receives award from Infrastructure Minister Bures as part of the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology’s “generation-innovation” initiative.