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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 about 700 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.

VERBIO has long been a pioneer in the sustainable production of biofuels. For us, food production always takes priority. Therefore, we rely on raw materials which aren't used for food production, while in the future we plan to make greater use of agricultural waste such as straw.

We attach high importance to creating closed cycles starting and finishing with agriculture in order to maximize sustainability. Direct contact with suppliers of raw materials provides an additional opportunity to improve the overall balance of our biofuels by means of the low-CO2 cultivation of raw materials.

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 up to 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, 260,000 tonnes of bioethanol, and 900 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.

Operational business is conducted by VERBIO AG's German subsidiaries and affiliates abroad

VERBIO Bitterfeld GmbH
VERBIO Schwedt GmbH
VERBIO Zörbig GmbH

VERBIO Pinnow GmbH
VERBIO Logistik GmbH

VERBIO Polska Sp. z o.o.
VERBIO India Pvt. Ltd.
VERBIO North America Corp.
VERBIO Diesel Canada Corp.
Ximo Kft.

Facts and figures

  • Company name: VERBIO Vereinigte Bioenergie AG
  • Registered office: Zörbig, Germany
  • Administrative headquarters: Leipzig, Germany
  • Production sites: Zörbig, Bitterfeld, Schwedt, Pinnow
  • Affiliates abroad in: India, USA, Canada, Hungary, Poland
  • Year of foundation: 2006
  • Founder: Claus Sauter, Dr. Georg Pollert
  • IPO: 2006

Results in million EUR2019/202018/192017/18
Production (tonnes)796 411721 126722 511
Production (GWh)784.4706.6608.3
Capacity Biodiesel/ Bioethanol (%)86.698.899.0
Capacity Biomethane (%)104.6117.8101.4