Our "today"

BDI Holding GmbH operates as the financially strong holding company of the internationally active BDI Group. The business areas of our subsidiaries range from special plant construction in the renewable energy sector to the production of pure, algae-based life science products.

Since its first day of existence, BDI has been committed to researching and developing new, environmentally friendly technologies.

In order to constantly provide new impetuses to the spirit of development, we operate our own research and development center and promote close cooperation with renowned universities and research institutes.

In this way, we develop our own technological lead and, through investments and partnerships, help creative researchers turn their ideas into reality. This creates new, future-oriented fields of business.

 

 

 

Our claim to technological leadership in all areas of activity is confirmed by our company's history. We have made "lateral" or "out-of-the-box" thinking our maxim. Our actions demonstrate focus on new, individualized ways of solving problems for our customers.

Today, under the umbrella of BDI Holding, the group of companies stands for the competence to supply customers with complete "GreenTech Process Solutions". Each of our subsidiaries relies on their individual skills and expertise in order to offer their customers a wide selection of products and services.

From the development of new technologies for the processing, conversion or manufacture of the highest-quality products from biogenic raw materials to the handover of turnkey plants, the use of cross-company synergies enables us to set new technological standards and thus repeatedly define benchmarks in the environmental technology sector.

 

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Our "yesterday"

BDI-Anlagenbau GmbH was founded in 1996 as a management buy-out of the Vogel & Noot Group. The "out-of-the-box" thinking of the founders, Wilhelm Hammer and Helmut Gössler, not only led to enormous growth of the company itself, but also to the definition of its own market segment: the biodiesel industry.

The economic efforts were crowned with a successful IPO in 2006.

Far-reaching changes in the field of renewable energy have made the market environment rougher in recent years. However, thanks to its extensive know-how and technological lead, BDI remains a major player in the global biofuel sector.

In 2015, a spin-off from the company's own biofuel research opened the way to the strongly growing international business field of life sciences. This primarily involves the production of natural raw materials for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries and represents yet another important development step for the group.

The specially founded BDI-BioLife Science GmbH is successful in this new, interesting business area with algae-based materials of the highest quality for the B2B sector.

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1996: Founding of BDI-Anlagenbau GmbH with headquarters in Feldkirchen near Graz (Austria) after a management buy-out from Vogel & Noot Industrieanlagenbau, with takeover of personnel, patents, technologies and references

Participation in the renowned

1996

Founding of BDI-Anlagenbau GmbH with headquarters in Feldkirchen near Graz (Austria) after a management buy-out from Vogel & Noot Industrieanlagenbau, with takeover of personnel, patents, technologies and references

Participation in the renowned "Ökodrive biodiesel demonstration project" in Graz, where the entire public bus fleet was successfully converted to operate on 100 percent used cooking oil-based biodiesel

1998: Construction of the world's first industrial Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant, which processes animal fats into high-quality BioDiesel in Butler/Kentucky (USA)

1998

Construction of the world's first industrial Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant, which processes animal fats into high-quality BioDiesel in Butler/Kentucky (USA)

2001: Construction of the first animal fat-based BioDiesel plant in Europe (Malchin, Germany)

2001

Construction of the first animal fat-based BioDiesel plant in Europe (Malchin, Germany)

2002: Commissioning of the first BioDiesel plant with fully continuous production in Niederpöllnitz (Germany)
 
Grand opening of the first Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Barcelona (Spain)

2002

Commissioning of the first BioDiesel plant with fully continuous production in Niederpöllnitz (Germany)

Grand opening of the first Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Barcelona (Spain)

2003: Completion and relocation to a new company building with an industrial laboratory in Raaba-Grambach (Austria)

Opening of another Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Arnoldstein (Austria)

2003

Completion and relocation to a new company building with an industrial laboratory in Raaba-Grambach (Austria)

Opening of another Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Arnoldstein (Austria)

2005: Design and construction of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant for processing Category 1 and 2 risk material in Motherwell (Great Britain)

2005

Design and construction of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant for processing Category 1 and 2 risk material in Motherwell (Great Britain)

2006: Successful IPO of BDI-BioDiesel International AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Start of algae research to obtain algae oil for biodiesel production

Worldwide patenting of the BDI RepCat process, a novel, BDI BioDiesel technology with recyclable catalyst

Opening of the largest Austrian BDI BioDiesel plant in Vienna (Austria)

Completion and opening of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Lünen (Germany)

Completion and opening of two BDI BioDiesel plants in Barcelona and Huesca (Spain)

2006

Successful IPO of BDI-BioDiesel International AG on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Start of algae research to obtain algae oil for biodiesel production

Worldwide patenting of the BDI RepCat process, a novel, BDI BioDiesel technology with recyclable catalyst

Opening of the largest Austrian BDI BioDiesel plant in Vienna (Austria)

Completion and opening of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Lünen (Germany)

Completion and opening of two BDI BioDiesel plants in Barcelona and Huesca (Spain)

2007: Commissioning of the first industrial RepCat BioDiesel plant in Arnoldstein (Austria)

Internal start of Biomass to Liquid (BtL) research with the title

2007

Commissioning of the first industrial RepCat BioDiesel plant in Arnoldstein (Austria)

Internal start of Biomass to Liquid (BtL) research with the title "bioCRACK"

2008: A boom year for the biodiesel industry - BDI works on 14 BioDiesel projects in parallel. This leads to BioDiesel plant openings in Ferrol, Altorricon, Almeria and Sevilla (Spain), Ventspils (Latvia), Klaipedia (Lithuania), Løsning (Denmark), Wexford (Ireland) and Lünen (Germany)

Acquisition of UIC GmbH - a company specializing in vacuum distillation - based in Alzenau (Germany) 

Acquisition of 25 percent stake in VTU Holding, a specialist in the field of plant and industrial process planning

Opening of the first BDI BioDiesel plant in Barnawartha (Australia) Saria | Lünen

2008

A boom year for the biodiesel industry - BDI works on 14 BioDiesel projects in parallel. This leads to BioDiesel plant openings in Ferrol, Altorricon, Almeria and Sevilla (Spain), Ventspils (Latvia), Klaipedia (Lithuania), Løsning (Denmark), Wexford (Ireland) and Lünen (Germany)

Acquisition of UIC GmbH - a company specializing in vacuum distillation - based in Alzenau (Germany)

Acquisition of 25 percent stake in VTU Holding, a specialist in the field of plant and industrial process planning

Opening of the first BDI BioDiesel plant in Barnawartha (Australia)

2009: Opening of the

2009

Opening of the "Process Development Center", a technology hub at BDI headquarters in Raaba-Grambach (Austria)

BDI-BioDiesel plant openings in Bilbao (Spain) and Fredrikstad (Norway)

2010: Start sales of industrial biogas solutions

Change of company name to BDI - BioEnergy International AG

Construction of the world's largest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2010

Start sales of industrial biogas solutions

Change of company name to BDI - BioEnergy International AG

Construction of the world's largest Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2011: Construction of the first biogas plant in Pamukova (Turkey)

BDI obtains the ISO9001/2008 certificate

The two company founders step down as board members and continue to accompany BDI as major shareholders and consultants

Opening of the first German BDI biogas plant in Malchin (Germany)

2011

Construction of the first biogas plant in Pamukova (Turkey)

BDI obtains the ISO9001/2008 certificate

The two company founders step down as board members and continue to accompany BDI as major shareholders and consultants

Opening of the first German BDI biogas plant in Malchin (Germany)

2012: Opening and commissioning of the bioCRACK pilot plant in Vienna-Schwechat (Austria)

Opening of the first French BDI biogas plant in Etampes (France)

2012

Opening and commissioning of the bioCRACK pilot plant in Vienna-Schwechat (Austria)

Opening of the first French BDI biogas plant in Etampes (France)

2013: Opening of the first Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant for trap greases in Hong Kong (Asia)

Commissioning of BioDiesel plants in Mogilev (Belarus), Sines (Portugal) and LeHavre (France)

2013

Opening of the first Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant for trap greases in Hong Kong (Asia)

Commissioning of BioDiesel plants in Mogilev (Belarus), Sines (Portugal) and LeHavre (France)

2014: Successful scale-up of the BDI algae breeding technology in an industrial production process

Modernization, upgrading and adaptation (RetroFit) of a BioDiesel plant of competitor in Volos (Greece)

2014

Successful scale-up of the BDI algae breeding technology in an industrial production process

Modernization, upgrading and adaptation (RetroFit) of a BioDiesel plant of competitor in Volos (Greece)

2015: Construction and successful commissioning of the world's first biogas plant operated with spent grains for an Austrian brewery in Göss. The plant converts spent grains into biomethane and thus ensures complete energy self-sufficiency of the brewery

Founding of BDI-BioLife Science GmbH and launching of the

2015

Construction and successful commissioning of the world's first biogas plant operated with spent grains for an Austrian brewery in Göss. The plant converts spent grains into biomethane and thus ensures complete energy self-sufficiency of the brewery

Founding of BDI-BioLife Science GmbH and launching of the "Production plant Astafit" project

Opening of the first BDI biogas plant for the recycling of chicken manure in Podlasie (Poland)

2016: 20th anniversary of the BDI company 

First RetroFit project of a plant with external technology in Bakersfield/California (USA) 

Delisting of BDI - BioEnergy International AG from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Opening of a grease treatment plant and a high-pressure esterification plant in Stanlow (Great Britain)

2016

20th anniversary of the BDI company

First RetroFit project of a plant with external technology in Bakersfield/California (USA)

Delisting of BDI - BioEnergy International AG from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Opening of a grease treatment plant and a high-pressure esterification plant in Stanlow (Great Britain)

2017: Commissioning of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Stanlow (Great Britain)

2017

Commissioning of a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in Stanlow (Great Britain)

2018: Start of construction of the first industrial BDI-BioLife ScienceDI algae production plant at Ökopark Hartberg (Austria) 

Restructuring of the BDI Group with BDI Holding GmbH as the holding company, under the management of Helmut Gössler, and the subsidiaries BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH, BDI-Betriebs GmbH and BDI-BioLifeScience GmbH

Ceremonial opening of the BDI-BioLife ScienceI algae production plant at Ökopark Hartberg after less than 10 months of construction

2018

Start of construction of the first industrial BDI-BioLife ScienceDI algae production plant at Ökopark Hartberg (Austria)

Restructuring of the BDI Group with BDI Holding GmbH as the holding company, under the management of Helmut Gössler, and the subsidiaries BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH, BDI-Betriebs GmbH and BDI-BioLifeScience GmbH

Ceremonial opening of the BDI-BioLife ScienceI algae production plant at Ökopark Hartberg after less than 10 months of construction

 

 

Corporate Structure

Companies

BDI Holding GmbH

BDI Holding GmbH acts as an independent financial holding company, which creates valuable synergies within the internationally active group of companies by pooling resources.

The company's committed, long-standing employees have a wealth of experience in the fields of alternative energy, thermal separation technology and life science technologies.

BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH
BDI-BioLife Science GmbH
BDI-Betriebs GmbH

 

 

Equity investments

VTU Holding GmbH
VTU Beteiligungen GmbH
ecoMotion Biodiesel S.A.

 

 

Jobs & Careers

Take the next step in your career.

Here you may find all vacancies within the BDI Group.

Here you may find all vacancies within the BDI Group.

 

 

Innovations

Become part of an internationally successful group of companies.

Present your idea to us, let us work on it together and shape a successful future.

Present your idea to us, let us work on it together and shape a successful future.

 

 

Awards

Awards

Numerous awards and distinctions accompany BDI's innovative corporate strategy

Numerous awards and distinctions accompany BDI's innovative corporate strategy

 

 

Contact

BDI Holding GmbH

Parkring 18
8074 Raaba-Grambach, Austria
T  +43 316 4009 100
bdi@bdi-holding.com

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