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BDI - BioEnergy International AG changes to BDI - BioEnergy International GmbH

14.03..2018

BDI - BioEnergy International AG has been changed into a limited liability company.

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BDI receives the order to plan an innovative specialized plant

06.04.2018

(Grambach, 6th April 2018): The Styrian plant engineering company BDI – BioEnergy International GmbH is working on a funded project to recover phosphorus together with the companies REMONDIS and HAMBURG WASSER

  • building a plant for recycling 6,500 tons of pure phosphorus
  • this project has been funded by the German environmental ministry since 2017

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Official ground-breaking ceremony in Hartberg: BDI life science technology becomes reality

26.01.2018

(Grambach, 26.01.2018): Together with its subsidiary BDI – BioLife Science GmbH, BDI takes the first step in implementing its innovative algae technology.

  • Proprietary technology for algae cultivation
  • High-value, algae based materials for biolife science business

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BDI receives further order from US-American customer

13.11.2017

(Grambach, 13.11.2017): The Austrian plant engineering company BDI – BioEnergy International AG (“BDI”) was awarded a contract for a new BioDiesel plant in the United States featuring BDIs latest technology.

  • Recycling waste oils and fats into high-quality BioDiesel using patented BDI RepCAT technology into high-quality BioDiesel
  • First plant of its kind in the USA
  • Provides an environmentally and economically sound solution for managing growing volumes of fatty waste oils that are being generated in California’s metropolitan areas

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Green light for construction of innovative micro algae production plant

17.10.2017

(Grambach, 17.10.2017): Internationally renowned company BDI – BioEnergy International, so far known for development and construction of BioDiesel plants, now takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology – together with 100% daughter company BDI- BioLife Science GmbH.

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BDI: Award of the certificate as a Styrian Leading Member

20.07.2017

(Grambach, 20.07.2017): On July, 18th BDI was awarded the official member certificate.

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BDI wins the prestigious GreenTec Award in the category „Energy“

15.05.2017

(Grambach, 15.05.2017): In course of a festive gala event on May 12th 2017, BDI – BioEnergy International AG was awarded this international environmental prize.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG starts New Year with another RetroFit order

01.02.2017

(Grambach, 01.02.2017): The Austrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG expands its presence in the American market with the optimization of an additional BioDiesel plant.

  • Modernization of an existing U.S. plant

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Delisting of BDI – BioEnergy International AG as per the end of December 22, 2016

20.12.2016

(Grambach, December 20, 2016) BDI – BioEnergy International AG (the “Company”) announces that it was notified by the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (“FSE”) today that, upon application of the Company of December 7, 2016, the admission of its shares (ISIN: AT0000A02177) to trading on the regulated market of the FSE was revoked (“Delisting”). The delisting will become effective upon the end of December 22, 2016. The Company expects that it will not be possible to trade its shares over a stock exchange after this point in time.

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BioEnergy – International AG announces schedule for delisting

07.12.2016

(Grambach, December 7, 2016) On the basis of the voluntary public delisting purchase offer of BDI Beteiligungs GmbH, for which an offer document was published on November 9, 2016, BDI – BioEnergy International AG today applied for the revocation of the admission of its shares to trading in the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ("Delisting"). The acceptance period for the delisting purchase offer of BDI Beteiligungs GmbH expires on December 8, 2016 at 12.00 pm. BDI – BioEnergy International AG expects the delisting to be effective by the end of December 22, 2016.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: Sales increase in the third quarter of 2016 due to project progress as planned

Results for the 3rd quarter of 2016

11.11.2016

(Grambach, November 11, 2016) The planned project progress of current orders as well as project completions ensure a successful third quarter of 2016.

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Opening of a BDI RetroFit BioDiesel plant in the USA

20.10.2016

(Grambach, October 20, 2016): The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG has inaugurated the commissioned extension of an existing BioDiesel plant in America.

  • Successful RetroFit of an American BioDiesel plant
  • Triplication of production due to technical expansion

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG celebrates 20th company anniversary

19.09.2016

(Grambach, September 19, 2016): The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG celebrates its 20th anniversary in the presence of numerous international guests.

 

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG achieves considerable sales increase

Results for the 1st half of 2016

11.08.2016

(Grambach, 11.08.2016) The implementation of the major projects in Great Britain as planned and a good financial result made sure the company performed successfully in the first half of 2016.

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BDI and Brau Union Austria took the overall victory at the Energy Globe Austria Awards 2016

09.06.2016

(Grambach, June 09, 2016): As part of the Energy Globe Awards every year remarkable energy and environmental projects are awarded. On June 7, 2016, after the victory for the region Styria, BDI - BioEnergy International AG and Brau Union Austria have also took the overall victory of Austria.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Annual General Meeting resolves dividend payment

20.05.2016

(Grambach, May 20, 2016): This year’s Annual General Meeting of BDI – BioEnergy International AG has endorsed the proposal of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of a dividend payment amounting to 0.50 Euro per ordinary share. The distribution is to take place on May 30, 2016. All shareholders who receive their holdings before May 25, 2016 are entitled to the dividend payment (Ex day). Shareholders who receive their holdings past this date are thus not entitled to a dividend payment (Record day).

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG reaches a noticeable increase of sales revenues caused by the scheduled processing of major projects

Results for the 1st Quarter of 2016

12.05.2016

(Grambach, May 12, 2016) Despite the difficult market environment in the biodiesel and biogas market, BDI was able to maintain its high order backlog and start with the processing of its two major projects in the UK.

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BDI and Brau Union Austria win the Energy Globe Award 2016

04.05.2016

(Grambach, May 4, 2016): Every year, remarkable energy and environmental projects are awarded by the federal province of Styria as part of the Energy Globe Styria Awards. In 2016, BDI - BioEnergy International AG and Brau Union Austria have thereby, amongst others, won the price for the overall winner with their project “Green Brewery Göss”.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Successful 2015 fiscal year

31.03.2016

(Grambach, March 31, 2016): BDI – BioEnergy International AG, leading technology supplier and special plant manufacturer, recorded an increase in sales of 103% to € 33.3 million in the 2015 fiscal year. The revenue increase is attributable to the implementation of two biogas and one biodiesel project. The operating result (EBIT) in the period under review amounted to € 0.1 million (previous year: -€ 5.0 million). The excellent financial result of € 5.0 million includes, among others, the sale of the shares in the M&R Holding AG. After the deduction of taxes BDI reports a very satisfying net result of € 3.7 million (previous year: € -1.7 million). With an on-going excellent order backlog of € 98.9 million and an outstanding equity position BDI is well prepared for the future.

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BDI wins “VERENA” special award as part of the State Awards Innovation 2016

30.03.2016

(Grambach, March 30, 2016): On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Industry, BDI – BioEnergy International was awarded the "VERENA" special prize - powered by VERBUND - on March 29, 2016.

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BDI subsidiary UIC GmbH reopens state-of-the-art research center

29.02.2016

(Grambach / Alzenau, February 29, 2016): UIC GmbH has reopened its expanded and modernized research centre in Alzenau on February 25, 2016. In the course of the successful transformation process of UIC GmbH from a component to a system provider in the chemical plant construction therefore a further milestone was reached. The investment volume for the project amounted to about one million euros.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Spent-grain-fermentation plant in Göss produces first green electricity

05.02.2016

(Grambach, February 5, 2016): During the completion of the spent-grain-fermentation plant in Göss the first green electricity was fed into the power grid only two months after the official opening.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG receives the BEES 2015 award

17.12.2015

(Grambach, December 17, 2015) As part of the Business Conference BEES 2015 (Business of Energy Efficiency in Serbia), BDI – BioEnergy International AG received the award for their development of the latest “Waste to Value” technologies in the field of energy production.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG starts new business field BioLife Science and receives further major BioDiesel contract

12.11.2015

Results of the third quarter of 2015

(Grambach, November 12th, 2015) BDI – BioEnergy International AG (“BDI”) started with the new strategic business segment BioLife Science in the third quarter of 2015 and has started with the construction of an industrial plant for the production of high valuable products from algae. Furthermore, BDI was commissioned with the construction of a BioDiesel plant in the UK, worth about EUR 30 million.

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BDI and Brau Union Österreich open the world's first major green brewery

29.10.2015

  • In future BDI spent-grain fermentation plant will generate energy from residual brewery materials

(Göss/Leoben, October 29, 2015) As part of Heineken's sustainability initiative "Brewing a better World", the last milestone towards carbon neutrality was laid yesterday with the opening of brewery Göss' spent-grain fermentation plant.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG achieves positive period result due to sale of participations

Results for the 1st half of 2015

13.08.2015

(Grambach, 13th August 2015) The financial development of BDI – BioEnergy International AG ("BDI"), was affected by the continuing difficult market environment and delays of projects in the BioDiesel area during the first half of the year 2015. Due to the sale of participations the cash holdings increased significantly and a positive netresult was achieved.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Increase of the order backlog in the first quarter of 2015

13.05.2015

Results for the first quarter of 2015

(Grambach, 13th May 2015): Despite difficult surrounding conditions in the industry, BDI – BioEnergy International AG was able to increase the order backlog and secure the medium-term utilization of the production capacities.

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BDI successfully completes RetroFit project in Spain

12.05.2015

(Grambach, 12 May 2015): BDI – BioEnergy International AG has successfully completed the expansion of a BioDiesel plant in Spain. Oils and animal fats with very high FFA-content will in the future be converted into second-generation standards-compliant BioDiesel.

  • Implementation of the latest "High-FFA esterification" BDI technology
  • Expansion allows the processing of the most difficult oils and fats, resulting in the disposal from animal by-products

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Conspicuous share price fluctuations before publication of the annual report of BDI

10.04.2015

(Grambach, 10. April 2015): The Management Board of BDI – BioEnergy International AG has noticed that there have been conspicuous share price fluctuations and trading activities in the BDI share before the publication of the annual report 2014. Transparency and corporate governance are of highest importance to us – therefore, in the interest of BDI and its shareholders, we have informed the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (“BaFin”) as competent regulator about this issue and the circumstances of which we become aware and ensure our full cooperation in case of an investigation of these activities.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Order delays negatively impact the result

31.03.2015

(Grambach, 31 03 2015): BDI – BioEnergy International AG, the leading technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the waste to value field, reported a decline in revenues of 53.9% to EUR 16.3 million in the financial year 2014. The reason for this was the delay in the implementation of two major BioDiesel projects. The operating result (EBIT) in the reporting period was EUR -5.0 million (previous year: EUR 2.6 million). Due to a positive financial result (including taxes) the result for the period was improved to EUR -1.7 million but remains below previous years’ level (previous year: EUR 3.2 million). With an on-going high order backlog and an excellent equity base BDI is well prepared for the future. In the financial year 2014, a dividend of 1.10 Euro per share was distributed.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Expansion of the Executive Board

Grambach, 26 March 2015

Mr Andreas Ehart (MA), CFO of BDI – BioEnergy International AG since 01 May 2014, will become member of the Executive Board with effect from 01 May 2015. He holds a degree in business administration and is together with his team responsible for Finance, Human Resources and the IT of the international plant engineering company.
He has long-term experience in financial management und corporate management. In addition Mr Ehart has worked successful as a consultant and certified auditor. Before that he was Head of Finance of the Styria Media Group AG and controller of a mid-sized company.

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Brau Union Österreich AG commissions BDI – BioEnergy International AG: The first Major Green Brewery becomes reality in Göss

10.02.2015

  • In future, a spent-grain fermentation plant generates renewable energy from brewery residues
  • Investment volume in the mid-single-digit million range

(Göss/Leoben, 10.02.2015) "Brewing a better Future" is the name of Heineken's sustainability initiative. A key technology for the implementation of this objective to produce biogas comes from the Styrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Brewery residues will be recycled in a spent-grain fermentation plant for the energy supply of the Göss brewery. Investment in the turnkey BDI plant is in the mid-single-digit million range.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG receives further multi-million order from existing UK customer

30.01.2015

  • High-FFA esterification unit as a technical milestone in the biodiesel fuel industry
  • BDI builds world’s first plant of its type in the UK
  • Order volume: EUR 11 million

(Grambach, 30.01.2015) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has been commissioned to build a plant for processing the most difficult wastes as a preliminary stage of the biodiesel fuel production.

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With a BioGas-order worth millions BDI – BioEnergy International AG starts successfully into the New Year 2015

15.01.2014

(Grambach, 15.01.2015) BDI – BioEnergy International AG was commissioned with the engineering and supply of a multi-feedstock BioGas-plant for the recycling of poultry manure in Poland.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Positive midterm outlook in spite of a drop in turnover due to project delays

13.11.2014

Results for the 3rd Quarter of 2014

(Grambach, 13.11.2014) The difficult market conditions and project delays in both, the BioDiesel and the BioGas sector, also impact the result in the third quarter of 2014.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG awarded contract for a new RetroFit project in the USA

20.10.2014

(Grambach, 20.10.2014) Listed technology leader BDI – BioEnergy International AG, announces the signing of a contract for a plant optimisation project in the USA!

  • Contract volume: in the lower single-digit million Euro range
  • Customer: Crimson Renewable Energy LP | Bakersfield, California, USA
  • Raw materials: waste oils & greases

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Drop in sales depresses earnings

14.08.2014

Results for the 1st half of 2014

(Grambach, 14.08.2014) The business development of BDI – BioEnergy International AG in the first half of 2014 was adversely affected by the on-going difficult market environment in the renewable energy field as well as by project delays in both the BioDiesel and BioGas operations.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Annual Shareholders’ Meeting passes dividend payment resolution

21.05.2014

  • Dividend payment of EUR 1.10 per share

(Grambach, 21.05.2014) This year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of BDI – BioEnergy International AG approved the dividend payment of EUR 1.10 per share proposed by the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. The payment is to be made on 28.05.2014 (ex-dividend date: 26.05.2014).

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: positive medium-term outlook in spite of project delays in the first quarter of 2014

15.05.2014

Results for the 1st quarter of 2014

  • Sales 45.5% lower due to project delays
  • EBT and period earnings positive in spite of reduction in sales
  • Positive share price development
  • Positive medium-term outlook thanks to the high level of orders on hand

(Grambach, 15.05.2014) BDI – BioEnergy International AG reports a decline in sales to EUR 4.3 million (compared with EUR 7.9 million in the previous year) due to delays in the implementation of projects. Earnings before taxes (EBT) amounted to EUR 0.2 million (31.03.2013: EUR 0.5 million), while period earnings were also positive at EUR 0.3 million (31.03.2013: EUR 0.5 million).

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: successful turnaround in fiscal year 2013

31.03.2014

  • Sales up 19.0% at EUR 35.5 million
  • Return to positive EBIT margin of 7.3% following loss in the previous year
  • Biggest commission in the company’s history for the construction of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel-plant in the Netherlands
  • Dividend of EUR 1.10 per share proposed

(Grambach, 31.03.2014) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has succeeded in completing the turnaround exercise in spite of the difficult market conditions, increasing sales and earnings considerably in the 2013 fiscal year. Sales amounted to EUR 35.5 million and were therefore 19.0% higher than in the previous year (EUR 29.8 million). The operating result (EBIT) improved substantially to EUR 2.6 million from EUR -6.7 million in the previous year and net earnings also increased significantly to EUR 3.2 million compared with negative earnings in the 2012 transition year. A compensation payment received in the fourth quarter had a positive impact on earnings. On the basis of this encouraging performance and BDI’s sound equity position, the Management Board and Supervisory Board will be proposing to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on 20. May 2014 that a dividend of EUR 1.10 per share is paid.

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The biodiesel plant optimised by BDI – BioEnergy International AG is handed over successfully to a satisfied customer

03.02.2014

(Grambach, 03.02.2014) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has impressed a Greek customer with its successful implementation of a RetroFit project!

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Dagmar Heiden-Gasteiner is leaving the Management Board

13.01.2014

(Grambach, 13.01.2014) Dagmar Heiden-Gasteiner, CFO of BDI – BioEnergy International AG, will be leaving the company at her own request in complete mutual agreement and will not therefore be extending her contract that ends on 30 June 2014. After almost seven years of service with BDI, initially as Finance Manager and then as CFO, she will be moving on to new professional assignments. The Supervisory Board will be choosing her successor in the coming months.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG obtains largest commission in the company’s history

08.01.2014

(Grambach, 08.01.2014) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has been commissioned to build the biggest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in the world in the Netherlands with an estimated worth of EUR 47 million. In future, the plant will be producing BioDiesel from waste materials and will have a total capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG meets all the expectations with the successful start-up of the biggest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in France!

10.12.2013

(Grambach, 10.12.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG completed the project on schedule and is bringing the biggest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in France
(Le Havre) into operation successfully!

  • Commission worth 16.4 million Euros
  • The Multi-Feedstock plant uses animal fats and used cooking oil as raw materials (category 1)
  • Capacity is 75,000 tonnes per year

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: strong sales growth in the third quarter of 2013 confirms successful turnaround

14.11.2013

Results for the 3rd quarter of 2013

  • Sales 38.9% higher in the first nine months of 2013
  • EBIT of € 0.9 million compared with loss in the same period the previous year
  • New commissions for Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant and RetroFit projects

(Grambach, 14.11.2013) In the third quarter, BDI – BioEnergy International AG increased sales substantially and obtained commissions for the construction of a new BioDiesel plant and for the extension/optimisation of existing BioDiesel plants. The encouraging development of the business in the third quarter led to sales growth of 38.9% in the first nine months of 2013 to € 26.5 million. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose considerably to € 0.9 million, while period earnings improved to € 1.6 million compared with negative earnings in 2012, which was a transition year. The orders on hand totalled € 30.8 million on 30 September 2013 and form the basis for further positive development of the business operations.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG sealed with solemn signing the establishment of the first Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Croatia!

07.10.2013

(Grambach, 07.10.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG sealed at the official signing of the contract with representatives of Croatian politics, the BioDiesel pioneer project for the future market Croatia.

  • Establishment of the largest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Croatia / South-East Europe
  • Order volume of the project amounts 20 million Euros

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG makes successful start to the autumn with RetroFit product line!

01.10.2013

(Grambach, 01.10.2013) Success for BDI – BioEnergy International AG in the form of two RetroFit commissions from customers in the UK and USA, confirming the international demand for this programme.

  • Basic engineering for an existing plant in Atlanta, USA
  • Reduction of the monoglyceride content of a biodiesel plant in the UK

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: successful turnaround in the 1st half of 2013 – sales and earnings as planned

13.08.2013

Results for the 1st half of 2013

  • Successful start-up of the BioDiesel plants in Sines and Mogilev
  • BDI obtains RetroFit commission for a BioDiesel plant in South-Eastern Europe
  • Annual Shareholders’ Meeting confirms concept for future growth via strategic optimisation

(Grambach, 13.08.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has achieved the planned turnaround in spite of the difficult market conditions: in the first half of 2013, sales were increased and positive earnings were generated. Sales in the first half of the year amounted to € 16.6 million and were therefore 9.7% higher than in the previous year (€ 15.2 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased from € 0.4 million to € 0.7 million. So the proposed turnaround has been achieved following the transition year in 2012.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG signs contract for implementation of the RetroFit-program in Spain

08.08.2013

(Grambach, 08.08.2013) BDI – BioEnergy International AG is commissioned for the successful implementation of the RetroFit-program at the existing customer Stocks del valles in Spain.

  • Use of waste oils (grease trap waste, waste animal fats etc.) is enabled
  • Higher feedstock-flexibility
  • Plant capacity of the entire plant: 31,000 t/a BioDiesel

 

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: successful start-up of the Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Sines (Portugal)

15.07.2013

(Grambach, 15.07.2013) The BDI Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Sines | Portugal started official operation in the presence of the Portuguese Minister of Economic Affairs.

  • Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant: animal fats and used cooking oil as raw materials
  • Plant capacity amounts to 25,000 tons/a of BioDiesel

The customer Enerfuel S.A. first commissioned BDI to carry out the overall planning, delivery and installation of the entire BioDiesel-plant in 2006. The commission had a total value of about EUR 10 million.
After installation was completed, the project was unfortunately stopped by the customer in 2008, however.

 

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10th International Recycling, Environmental Technologies and waste management Trade Fair in Istanbul, Turkey

REW Istanbul 2013 – The 9th International Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Waste Management Trade Fair, welcomed 360 exhibitors from 25 countries and was attended by 9,196 professional buyers from 57 countries.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: Annual Shareholders’ Meeting elects new Supervisory Board member

31.05.2013

(Grambach, 31.05.2013) Dr Karin Schaupp was elected to be a new member of the Supervisory Board for the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years at this year’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of BDI – BioEnergy International AG, a prominent technology supplier and specialised plant manufacturer in the from waste to value field. In this capacity, she is the successor to Dr Michael Koncar, who became a member of the Supervisory Board of BDI in 2006.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: positive sales and earnings development in the first quarter of 2013

14.05.2013

(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).

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A company from South-East Europe commissioned BDI – BioEnergy International AG with the authority engineering to implement a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant

04.04.2013

  • 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.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG: lower sales and special items depress earnings

28.03.2013

(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.

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BDI – BioEnergy starts successful into 2013 with an international RetroFit project

10.01.2013

  • 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.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG moves to the General Standard

21.11.2012

(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.

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BDI – BioEnergy International AG creates the basis for a successful future via strategic realignment and large commissions

09.08.2012

  • 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.

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BDI – BioEnergy upgrades a BioDiesel plant in Portugal to a 100% Multi-Feedstock plant

11.10.2012

  • 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.

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New Approach to Growing Waste to Value Industry in United States - BDI - BioEnergy and LPCiminelli Form Teaming Relationship

31.07.2012

(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.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG is building the biggest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in France

10.07.2012

  • 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.

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BDI and OMV make diesel from wood

02.07.2012

  • 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.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG: Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves dividend payment

16.05.2012

  • 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).

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BDI – BioEnergy International continues to increase technological lead

10.05.2012

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.

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Demand for technology from BDI - BioEnergy in Asia too

02.04.2012

  • 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.

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BDI - BioEnergy International AG increases earnings in a difficult market environment

29.03.2012

  • 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.

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International success for BDI - BioEnergy with RetroFit

02.02.2012

  • 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.

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Renewable energy from waste: BDI obtains another multi-million commission to build a BioGas plant

19.12.2011

  • 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.

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BDI - BioEnergy: new BioGas operations successfully established on the market

10.11.2011

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.

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BDI - BioEnergy continues to expand new BioGas plant operations successfully in 1st half of 2011

11.08.2011

  • 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.

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BDI – BioEnergy increases shareholding in subsidiary Enbasys again

28.07.2011

  • 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.

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BDI expects further commissions for Multi-Feedstock plants

12.05.2011

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.

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87,000 tonnes of extremely valuable industrial waste

05.05.2011

(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.

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BDI’s leading role in the Austrian cleantech sector

13.04.2011

 The American investment association Watershed Capital Group and the Global Cleantech Cluster Association have announced the highlights of the Austrian cleantech sector.

 BDI was listed in the top ten reasons why Austria is a cleantech leader.

 Link to the article

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2010 fiscal year - BDI has laid the foundations for further global growth

31.03.2011

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.

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Distribution of EUR 2.65 per share scheduled for 14. March 2011

01.03.2011

(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.

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Dioxin scandal: The technology makes the difference

20.01.2011

(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.

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Styrian know-how now playing a leading role in Belarus too

06.12.2010

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.

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Biofuels from algae - BDI is playing a pioneering role

18.11.2010

(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.

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BDI - strong market position thanks to realignment

12.11.2010

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.

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Collaboration of Boehringer Ingelheim and VTU

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.

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BDI commissioned to up- grade a BioDiesel plant in Spain.

04.10.2010

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.

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BDI – BioEnergy achieves sales and earnings growth

13.08.2010

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.

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BDI will be called BDI – BioEnergy International AG in future

01.07.2010

  • 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.

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BDI processes new materials with BioCrack

25.05.2010

  • 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.

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®enbasys is building an industrial multi-feedstock BioGas plant in Turkey

21.05.2010

  • 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.

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BDI Annual Shareholders’ Meeting approves dividend payout and capital repayment

19.05.2010

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.

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BDI – BioDiesel makes confident start to 2010

12.05.2010

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.

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BDI – BioDiesel with new products and services in 2010

31.03.2010

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.

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Expansion of BDI’s operations: Construction of plants to obtain omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil

02.03.2010

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.

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Young people do research – BDI invests in tomorrow’s scientists

22.01.2010

Fabian Frühwirth, BDI intern, receives award from Infrastructure Minister Bures as part of the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology’s “generation-innovation” initiative.

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