The association for the renewable energy source biogas in Germany
With about 4,800 members the German Biogas Association is Europe’s biggest biogas lobby. It unites owners, manufactures and planners of biogas plants, and representatives of science and research. The association with its more than 40 employees promotes the extensive sustainable use of biogas technologies at European, national and regional levels. Besides the head-quarters in Freising, the association is represented in Berlin as well as in five regional offices in the north, south and east of Germany. In addition to the political representation of interests the German Biogas Association has the following aims:
Through participation in European projects and its membership in the European Renewable Energies Foundation (EREF), the German Biogas Association is an active initiator of the international pooling of experience. It is represented by a committee elected by the general meeting of members. These are organised into 23 regional groups.
The most important event of the biogas industry takes place at the end of every year within the BIOGAS Convention. In even years parallel to the EnergyDecentral in Hannover, in odd years as an independent event in Nuremberg.