Schmack Biogas GmbH – stable processes, maximum profit Schmack Biogas AG is a leading German supplier of biogas plants. Established in 1995, the company provides its services through two divisions, namely Planning and Construction and Plant Management and Service, and is one of the few full-service providers in the industry. Apart from technical support, the company focuses on comprehensive microbiological service. Through its newly established subsidiary, Schmack Energie Holding, the company now also invests in the operation of own biogas plants. To date, Schmack Biogas has built 204 plants with a combined nominal output of approx. 61 MW.

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Bayernwerk 8 , Schwandorf , Bavaria 92421 Germany

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Energy - Bioenergy
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Schmack Biogas GmbH
Schmack Biogas – turnkey provider for biogas technologies and gas processing.

Schmack Biogas is one of the leading German supplier of biogas plants. Since 1995, the company has been setting the standard for efficient biogas plants, on which farmers as well as energy companies rely. Worldwide, the company has installed 250 plants with a total capacity of over 100 MW. Since January 2010, Schmack Biogas has been part of the Viessmann Group.

The company today provides its services in the areas of project development and plant construction as well as service and operational oversight, and this makes it one of the few full-service providers in the industry. As well as providing technical support, the main focus is on delivering comprehensive service in the field of microbiology.

Schmack was the first company in Germany to feed biogas into the natural gas grid. The technologies and methods for the processing and feed-in of biogas are developed by Schmack Carbotech, part of the Schmack Group.

Together with the other Viessmann Groups brands of competence, such as ESS (combined heat-and-power-modules) and BIOFerm (dry anaerobic digestion) we can offer comprehensive solutions in the field of biogas from one single source.

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