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BDI – BioDiesel: progress made in strategic realignment

06.11.2009

Report on the first nine months of 2009

  • Additional orders in Hong Kong with a volume of more than EUR 8.0 million
  • Final phase reached in joint venture negotiations with a local plant manufacturer in Brazil
  • Positive quarterly earnings in spite of what continues to be a difficult environment

(Graz, 6. November 2009) Further progress was made in the first nine months of 2009 in the strategic realignment of the Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG: BDI will be broadening its plant skills by adding new products in the biogas plant field and plants for the obtainment of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils to its core business – planning and constructing biodiesel plants. The company is currently establishing a joint venture with a local plant manufacturer in Brazil, one of the fastest-growing markets for the production of biodiesel plants, too. In the 3rd quarter, BDI was also commissioned to extend the existing project in Hong Kong in a contract with a volume of EUR 8.0 million. These orders create a good basis for utilising the capacities in 2010.

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Report about the 1st half of 2009

14.08.2009

Report about the 1st half of 2009

  • Positive earnings in spite of the difficult environment
  • Major order worth about EUR 31 million received
  • 28th BDI plant opened in Norway

(Graz, 14. August 2009) BDI – BioDiesel International AG has positive news to report again about its business operations in the first half of 2009: the company not only received a major new order worth EUR 31 million to build a biodiesel plant in Amsterdam but also opened the 28th BDI plant around the world in Norway. In addition to this, BDI continued the expansion of its business with products and services in the after-sales sector as well as with projects focussing on the modernisation and retrofitting of existing plants.

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BDI BioDiesel Plant in Oil-producing Norway Opened Ceremoniously

22.06.2009

(Graz, 22 June 2009) The world’s 28th plant by BDI – BioDiesel International was opened ceremoniously yesterday in the Norwegian port of Fredrikstad by the Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development in the presence of the Austrian Ambassador to Norway.

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BDI BioDiesel Plant for Residual and Waste Materials in the Netherlands

02.06.2009

(Grambach, 02.06.2009) The Austrian company BDI - BioDiesel International AG has been commissioned by BioDiesel Amsterdam B.V. with the construction of a multi-feedstock BioDiesel plant in the port of Amsterdam. The contract value is about EUR 31 million. The plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 tons (113 million litres) will produce biodiesel from used cooking oil and animal fats in accordance with the EU standard EN 14214. The multi-feedstock process employed can process the most varied raw materials with up to 100% free fatty acids. Separation of the free fatty acids is not necessary because even these raw material fractions are converted into biodiesel. Due to this high yield, the plant’s efficiency is better than with any other process. BDI is the world market leader for this production technology.

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Annual Shareholders Meeting approves dividend payment

18.05.2009

(Graz, 18. May 2009) The 3rd Annual Shareholders Meeting of the Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG has approved the payment of a dividend amounting to 75 cents per share. Since the company performed very well in the 2008 fiscal year, the Management Board and Supervisory Board had proposed to the Annual Shareholders Meeting that a dividend is paid. The meeting was held in Graz on Monday, 18. May 2009. About 81 per cent of the share capital was represented at the meeting.

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BDI expects to benefit from international programmes to promote renewable energies

15.05.2009

Report about the first quarter of 2009

  • Further biodiesel plant in Spain handed over to the customer
  • Successful after-sales and small project business
  • Large cash reserves guarantee stability in the crisis

(Graz, 15. May 2009) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG has made a stable start to the 2009 fiscal year: in the first quarter of 2009, another biodiesel plant was handed over to the customer in Spain and there was further expansion of the business with products and services in the after-sales operations. BDI′s strong financial basis guarantees company stability in the crisis and smooth continuation of research projects.

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BDI: stable development of the business operations

31.03.2009

Report about the 2008 fiscal year

  • 9 plants handed over successfully in 7 countries
  • Further increase in the EBIT margin
  • Extension of the plant portfolio via acquisitions
  • Large cash reserves and sound equity ratio

(Graz, 31. March 2009) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG continued the stable development of its business operations in the past 2008 fiscal year and increased the EBIT margin considerably, as planned. A total of 9 biodiesel plants were handed over successfully to the customers in 7 different countries.

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Prize for BDI plant at the World Biofuels Market Expo and Conference

19.03.2009

Graz, 18th of March 2009. ARGENT Energy, a customer of BDI – BioDiesel International AG, was awarded the significant prize "Sustainable Biodiesel Producer 2009" for its biodiesel plant by prominent experts in Brussels yesterday. The prize is for a multi-feedstock plant built by BDI, in which used cooking oil and animal fats from the meat industry can be processed.

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Eighth BDI BioDiesel Plant Opened in Spain

18.03.2009

Biorag’s biodiesel plant, built by the Styrian plant engineering company BDI - Biodiesel International, was ceremoniously opened on Friday, 6 March 2009.

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Dagmar Heiden appointed Member of the Board of BDI - BioDiesel International AG

11.02.2009

As of the beginning of the year, Dagmar Heiden-Gasteiner has been appointed Member of the Management Board by the Supervisory Board of BDI – BioDiesel International.

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Official opening of BioDiesel plant in Latvia

23.01.2009

(Graz, 23rd January of 2009). The first industrial BioDiesel production plant in Latvia was inaugurated in Ventspils on January 22, 2009.

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BDI performs well in a difficult environment

07.11.2008

Report on the first nine months of 2008 BDI performs well in a difficult environment

  • Positive sales development
  • Further increase in profitability
  • BDI hands 22nd plant over to the custome

(Graz, 7. November 2008) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG continued its good sales and profit development in a very difficult economic environment and stabilised its corporate growth even more as a result.

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BDI Biodiesel Plant operated by SARIA and DAKA produces 2nd Generation Biodiesel

19.09.2008

Biodiesel from Animal Fats.
This edition of SARIA News covers the pioneering joint projects of rendering specialists SARIA and DAKA - a multi-feedstock plant for the production of biodiesel from animal fats.

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SFG Nomination - Fast Forward with BDI

21.08.2008

The Styrian innovation award Fast Forward for forward-looking projects and innovative achievements, awarded for the 12th time, is celebrating its premiere as “Business Award of the Province of Styria”. BDI – BioDiesel International will also take part in this event, with its absolute highlight, the awarding ceremony taking place in Graz on September 11th.

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BDI grows profitably in the 1st half of the year

13.08.2008

Report about the 1st half of 2008.
BDI grows profitably in the 1st half of the year:

  • Sales increased to EUR 32 million
  • Further improvement in profitability
  • Takeover of the German UIC Group

(Graz, 13. August 2008) In the first half of the current fiscal year, the Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG made a substantial improvement over the previous year in both sales and the operating result (EBIT). The company also created the basis for long-term growth by taking over the German company UIC GmbH and by acquiring an interest in VTU Holding GmbH.

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Opening of sixth BDI BioDiesel plant in Spain

23.06.2008

(Ferrol/Graz, 23.06.2008) The sixth BioDiesel plant built in Spain by the Austrian specialist BDI - BioDiesel International AG was officially opened in Ferrol on 20. June, following plants already installed in Barcelona, Huesca, Almeria and Seville. Juan Jose Lopez, CEO of the Spanish operating company Entaban Biocombustibles del Gualdalquivir, was able to welcome the President of the autonomous region of Galicia, Emilio Pérez Tourino, and numerous guests from the political and business communities to the opening ceremony.

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BDI – BioDiesel International increases profitability

15.05.2008

Interim Report 1st quarter 2008

(Graz, 15. May 2008) BDI – BioDiesel International AG started the 2008 fiscal year by taking an important step in its strategic development: with its acquisition of an interest of slightly above 25 per cent in VTU Holding GmbH, the company is broadening the basis for its range of services from plant planning to project implementation. The aim is to supply further comprehensive solutions for industrial applications alongside the core skill – the construction of biodiesel plants. Access to new markets and customers is growing with the additional know-how obtained via acquisitions.

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DAKA a.m.b.a. – BioDiesel for Denmark. Official opening of BDI plant for environmental-friendly BioDiesel in Denmark

04.04.2008

(Løsning/Graz, 04.04.2008) In the presence of Danish politicians and the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mariann Fischer-Boel, the BioDiesel production plant of DAKA was inaugurated and officially taken into operation in Løsning, on the peninsula Jutland on Monday, 31st of March. This plant in Denmark is already the 16th plant worldwide engineered by BDI.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG extends operations and takes over German company UIC

31.03.2008

(Graz, 31. March 2008) BDI – BioDiesel International AG, which is based in Graz / Austria and is the world market leader for the planning and construction of biodiesel plants that operate by the multi-feedstock process the company has developed, is taking over all the shares in UIC GmbH in Alzenau / Germany, one of the leading specialists for vacuum distillation plant engineering and supply with effect from 1. April 2008.

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BDI slightly surpasses revenue and EBIT margin targets

28.03.2008

Report about the 2007 fiscal year

(Graz, 28.03.2008) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG presented the annual report for fiscal 2007 on Friday, 28.3.2008. The updated forecast for the past fiscal year was exceeded slightly with revenues of EUR 77.1 million and an EBIT margin of 6.1%.

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Hot Air in Media Endangers Climate

30.01.2008

Reaction to the newspaper article „Biosprit aus Getreide ist eine Sünde“ by the Tiroler Tageszeitung, January 28 2008.
Biofuel does not hinder the cause, nor does it deny the cause itself.

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BDI BioDiesel International taking stakes in VTU

24.01.2008

(Grambach/Graz, 24.01.2008) BDI BioDiesel International AG has acquired an interest of more than 25% in VTU GmbH, the engineering expert from Graz.

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BDI – BioDiesel International builds milestone project in Hongkong

21.12.2007

(Grambach/Graz, 21.12.2007) BDI – BioDiesel International AG has received the order to build a BioDiesel plant in Hongkong. The plant gives direction to sustainability and environment protection.

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BDI Scientist is awarded Prize for Environmental Protection

05.12.2007

Heike Frühwirth receives OGUT’s Environmental Protection Prize 2007 for research in production of bio plastics and BioDiesel from algae.

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Vienna is Europe’s Capital City of BioDiesel

22.11.2007

(Vienna/Graz, 22.11.2007) BioDiesel Vienna places order with BDI-BioDiesel International to extend the existing BioDiesel-plant from 95,000 to 140,000 tons per year.

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BDI plants start up in Lithuania and Spain

16.11.2007

In Klaipeda, Lithuania and in Sevilla, Spain opening ceremonies of BioDiesel-plants built by the Austrian plant engineering and construction company BDI-BioDiesel International took place in the last few days. BDI enhances its international focus by completing these plants.

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Report about the 3rd quarter of 2007 - BDI continues internationalisation process

15.11.2007

  • Further improvement in revenues and EBIT margin
  • Stable earnings development
  • Potential order volume of EUR 150 million

(Graz, 15. November 2007) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG reports an upward trend in revenues and the EBIT margin in the 3rd quarter of the current fiscal year. This development is attributable in particular to revenues generated on export markets with growth over the same period the previous year of about 69 per cent to EUR 26.0 million in the 3rd quarter of 2007. The BDI management is working on the assumption that the updated forecast for the year will be reached.

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Dagmar Heiden is new CFO at BDI – BioDiesel International AG

19.10.2007

As of 15th October 2007, Dagmar Heiden (39) is heading the commercial division of BDI – BioDiesel International AG as Chief Financial Officer. Together with her team she is responsible for Finance, Purchase, Human Resources and IT at the internationally operating technology supplier. Dagmar Heiden has gained experience as CFO and in leading positions at Waagner-Biro, Binder&Co, Grips Elektronik as well as other well-known industrial companies. She has studied Business Management and has completed a degree as Executive MBA at the Danube University in Krems.

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BDI receives new order for BioDiesel plant in Norway

19.10.2007

After receiving the initial commission in July 2007, the Norwegian company Uniol AS has now placed the full order with BDI – BioDiesel International AG to build a BioDiesel production plant. In the Norwegian port of Frederkstad a turnkey production plant with a capacity of 114 million litres is built which will be put into operation in 2009. From the total investment volume of 35 million Euro, BDI receives 18 million Euro for services and delivery. Located at the seaside, logistics and transportation for feedstock as well as final product are facilitated.

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BDI expands BtL skills

10.07.2007

Majority interest in technology company Lignosol acquired

(Graz, 10. July 2007) BDI – BioDiesel International AG has acquired 70 per cent of the shares in Lignosol, a Salzburg based company that is making promising progress in the BtL (biomass to liquid) field. The purchase price is in the single-digit million Euro range.

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New project to build a biodiesel plant in Norway

05.07.2007

(Graz, July 5, 2007) BDI – BioDiesel International AG has received an initial commission from Uniol AS to build a biodiesel plant in the Norwegian port of Frederikstad. What is involved is a multi-feedstock plant with a production capacity of 100 000 tonnes of biodiesel per year. The total costs of the project will amount to about EUR 35 million. The overall order volume for BDI is to account for about half of this.

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Another Pole Position

28.06.2007

(Graz, 28th June, 2007) BDI – BioDiesel International AG (BDI) again extends its lead in BioDiesel Multi-Feedstock technology with a new process that guarantees even higher quality BioDiesel at lower cost.

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Green Diesel for the Emerald Isle

18.04.2007

Fuel produced using technology supplied by BDI – BioDiesel International AG for all the buses in the Irish public transport system

(Graz, April 18, 2007) BDI – BioDiesel International AG has established itself in Ireland as well with the order for a BioDiesel plant in New Ross on the eastern coast of the Green Island. The plant commissioned by Green Biofuels Ireland Ltd. will be coming into operation in mid-2008; the project costs amount to EUR 21 million. The capacity will be 30 000 tonnes per year, corresponding to 34 million litres of biodiesel.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG optimistic after record year - Final figures for the 2006 fiscal year

30.03.2007

  • Dynamic revenue and earnings growth in 2006
  • Strong international demand for biodiesel plants
  • Outlook: EBIT margin of more than 10 per cent expected

(Graz, 30. March 2007) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG set revenue and earnings records in the past fiscal year. The company increased its revenues by 500.3 per cent over the previous year to EUR 87.8 million. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) went up from EUR 0.4 million to EUR 14.0 million in the same period.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG with record year in 2006 (Provisional figures for 2006)

15.03.2007

Revenues up 500 per cent – EBIT more than 34 times higher

(Graz, 15. March 2007) The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG set revenue and earnings records in the past fiscal year. According to provisional calculations, the company increased its revenues by 500.3 per cent to EUR 87.81 million. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were more than 34 times higher than in the previous year and amounted to EUR 13.79 million. This means that BDI – BioDiesel exceeded its earnings targets.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG obtains further order in Spain

14.03.2007

BDI – BioDiesel International AG has obtained another order with a volume of EUR 13.45 million for a single-feedstock plant in Spain. The total investments in the plant with a production capacity of 100 000 tonnes per year amount to round EUR 25 million.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG is continuing to grow

28.11.2006

The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG is continuing to grow successfully. The business volume in the first nine months of 2006 was up considerably on the same period the previous year. This is attributable primarily to a higher number of projects and to a higher percentage of project completion. There is an increasingly clear longer-term trend towards larger and larger biodiesel production plants in this context.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG obtains new orders for large plants in Spain

31.10.2006

The Austrian company BDI – BioDiesel International AG has received two more orders for the construction of biodiesel plants in Spain. The total value of the orders is more than EUR 30 million. The customer is ENTABAN S.A., a company from Zaragoza, Spain, for which BDI is already building two plants in Spain at the present time.

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BDI – BioDiesel obtains additional order in Denmark

24.10.2006

BDI – BioDiesel International AG has received an additional order from the Danish company Daka a.m.b.a. to supply and install a tank storage system worth EUR 3.5 million.

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BDI – BioDiesel International AG: agreement about acquisition of 26% of M&R Holding AG

06.10.2006

BDI – BioDiesel International AG, which is based in Austria, has just reached agreement with shareholders of M&R Holding AG to acquire 26% of the shares in this company. The Austrian holding company owns interests in companies based in Europe and North America.

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Successful stock exchange start for BDI – BioDiesel

25.09.2006

Initial price EUR 58.50 – shares oversubscribed.

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BDI – BioDiesel is going public

15.09.2006

Price spread: EUR 53 to EUR 62 – listing planned on 25. September.

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BDI – BioDiesel multiplies sales and earnings

01.09.2006

IPO should take place in autumn 2006

(Graz, September 1, 2006) BDI – BioDiesel International AG, a globally leading manufacturer of equipment for the production of bio-diesel, increased its sales in H1 2006 compared to the same period of the previous year from EUR 2.5 million to EUR 38.7 million. Sales in the overall fiscal year 2005 amounted to EUR 14.6 million. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose from EUR -0.95 million to EUR 4.1 million. With an EBIT margin of 10.6%, the company has already exceeded its mid-term margin goal of 10% in H1.

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BDI – BioDiesel has become a public limited company

21.08.2006

(Graz, August 21, 2006) BDI Anlagenbau Ges.m.b.H was converted into BDI – BioDiesel International AG by a resolution passed on August 14, 2006. The public limited company was entered in the company directory of Graz (commercial register) on August 18, 2006.

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BDI – BioDiesel plant Börsengang

16.08.2006

Öffentliches Angebot in Deutschland und Österreich angestrebt.

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