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Company Close-Up

We believe in green future mobility

VERBIO is convinced that biofuels make an important contribution to climate protection. In our view, there can be no doubt that they will help us permanently reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and substantially cut CO2 emissions in the transport sector.

Based in the town of Zörbig in the German region of Saxony-Anhalt, VERBIO is a leading independent bio-energy manufacturer in Europe. It has more than 1,000 employees producing biodiesel, bioethanol and biomethane on an industrial scale at a number of sites in Germany and abroad, making us a one-stop shop for all the biofuels in current use.

We produce sustainably

Under the German Biofuel Sustainability Directive in force since the end of 2010, biofuels must be produced sustainably.

With our technology, we complete ecological cycles. There is virtually no waste. But this is only one aspect of our sustainability approach. Making use of so far unused waste materials, such as straw, opens up additional potential for raw materials to produce sustainable renewable products. Fertilizers and animal feed produced in our plants as by-products are returned to the farmers and recycled. This is smart sustainability.

Our products replace fossil fuels. This drives decarbonization in industry and mobility. With products we supplied, our customers achieved a carbon handprint goal of saving 3.4 million tons of CO₂-equivalent in the fiscal year 2022/23.

By 2026, VERBIO intends to increase the reduction of COto 8 million tons by using more and more advanced biofuels, such as waste-based biomethane and biodiesel. A future equally significant potential lies in providing organic components for the chemical industry, which we will offer beginning in 2024.

VERBIO is Axia Best Managed Company 2021

Deloitte, Credit Suisse, WirtschaftsWoche magazine and Federation of German Industries honoured VERBIO’s excellence in innovation, strategy, profitable growth and company culture with Axia Best Managed Companies Award 2021

Technology 'made by VERBIO'

Our biofuels are produced highly efficiently. For example, our biodiesel plants and bio-refineries for the production of bioethanol and biomethane are state-of-the-art in terms of technology as well as energy and CO2 efficiency. As a result, VERBIO biofuels reduce CO2 by over 90% compared to regular petrol and diesel. Thanks to our internally developed energy-saving production processes and ground-breaking technologies, we significantly exceed the statutory demand to cut CO2 emissions by at least 35% compared to fossil fuels. And VERBIO's patent-pending bio-refinery has raised the bar all over the world.

Every year, VERBIO's plants produce around 660,000 tonnes of biodiesel, 342,000 tonnes of bioethanol, and 1,300 gigawatt-hours of biomethane. VERBIO manufactures biofertilizer and animal feed for agricultural use as well as high value raw materials for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and foodstuff industry.

Facts and figures

  • Company name: Verbio SE
  • Registered office: Zörbig, Germany
  • Administrative headquarters: Leipzig, Germany
  • Production sites in Germany: Zörbig, Bitterfeld, Schwedt, Pinnow
  • Affiliates abroad: India, Canada, USA, Hungary, Poland
  • Year of foundation: 2006
  • Founders: Claus Sauter, Dr. Georg Pollert
  • IPO: 2006
  • Employees: 1.180 (2023/06/30)
  • Turnover FY 2020/21: EUR 1,968.3 billion