Quality policy is an important part of VERBIO's corporate policy. Only by providing consistently high-quality products which have been produced in an environmentally sound, sustainable manner can we fully comply with the demands of our customers and the market.
To produce CO2-efficient biofuels, VERBIO's employees adopt a quality and safety conscious approach to their work throughout the value chain.
Under our ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system, all quality-related processes which are relevant to meeting our customers' requirements, staff safety, the environment, and the continuous improvement of product quality are documented. It goes without saying that legal regulations and relevant standards and guidelines are always observed.
VERBIO's individual sites have been ISO 9001:2008 certified for years. In August 2011, individual certification was replaced by multi-site certification comprising the following companies:
- VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG
- VERBIO Diesel Bitterfeld GmbH
- VERBIO Diesel Schwedt GmbH
- VERBIO Ethanol Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG
- VERBIO Ethanol Zörbig GmbH & Co. KG
VERBIO AG is responsible for central functions such as the purchase of raw materials and product sales, R&D, plant construction, financial controlling and accounting. Bioethanol, biomethane, fertilizer, biodiesel and pharma glycerine are made at our production sites in Bitterfeld, Schwedt and Zörbig.
ISO 9001:2008 quality management certificates
VERBIO produces the following
During the production of VERBIO diesel, continuous quality monitoring is ensured at all stages of the process. VERBIO Diesel Bitterfeld GmbH and VERBIO Diesel Schwedt GmbH have been members of the AGQM Biodiesel Quality Management Association for many years.
The minimum requirements for biodiesel are defined by EN 14214. VERBIO Diesel fully meets the requirements of EN 14214 as well as the even stricter criteria of the AGQM quality assurance programme.
The crude glycerine arising as a by-product of biodiesel is refined in our biodiesel production plants into high-quality pharma glycerine for use in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries.
Compliance with HACCP principles and the highest standards of quality throughout the manufacturing process are verified by HACCP, kosher and halal certificates.
Continuous quality monitoring systems are integrated throughout the production of VERBIO Bioethanol – from the arrival of the raw materials and production to its delivery.
Bioethanol can be blended with petrol in various ratios. The minimum requirements are laid down in the EN 228 standard for E5, 51626-1 for E10, and EN 51625 for E85. In addition, we meet our customers' individual requirements for even higher quality.
Distillery slop is a byproduct of VERBIO bioethanol. This slop is used along with straw as a raw material in our biomethane plants. Continuous quality control is ensured throughout all stages of the process thanks to the use of modern process instrumentation and control.
Our verbiogas is refined to the quality of natural gas on the basis of guidelines published by the German Gas and Water Industry Association and fed into existing natural gas grid. Continuous quality control is carried out by both VERBIO and the gas network operators.
We produce nitrogen fertilizer (40% ammonium sulphate solution) as a byproduct of biomethane. Our organic fertilizer is sold to farmers and hence returned to the agricultural cycle in line with VERBIO's sustainability strategy.