Shaping the future – BayWa r.e. joins board of Biogasrat e.V.
Last Wednesday, Jens Eberlein, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Green Energy Products GmbH, a subsidiary of BayWa r.e., was elected to the board of the German association Biogasrat+ e.V.
The trade association, Biogasrat+ e.V., which was founded in 2009, unites the leading companies in the biogas industry and represents the entire biogas and biomethane value chain. The aim of the association is to secure the place of biofuels in the energy mix of the future, whilst also helping the ecological modernisation of the economy, as well as improving legal, economic and political conditions. With these objectives in mind, the association promotes changes in the marketplace in the interests of its members and offers consultancy services in relation to this.
The appointment to the board of the Biogas Association means that BayWa r.e. is now represented on the board of three of the main German lobbying organisations for the green energy market. The other two industry bodies are the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Solar Industry Association (BSW). Matthias Taft, Chairman of the Management Board of BayWa r.e., was delighted with the nomination: "As a project developer and supplier of systems and services we are continually extending our portfolio and now rank among Europe's leading renewables companies. Membership of the Biogas Association's board acknowledges our technical and business acumen as well as the pioneering progress we have made in the way we supply Germany with bio-energy."
"I would like to thank my colleagues for voting for me and I look forward to strengthening our sector and using this position to actively shape the energy transition," Mr Eberlein announced on his acceptance of the appointment. "The Biogas Association provides a central point of contact for all the needs of the biogas sector, and together we will continue working to ensure biomethane remains an important part of the energy switch-over," he concluded.
Jens Eberlein joined the BayWa Group at the start of 2011 and since 2012 has managed the activities of the energy trading company BayWa r.e. Group. Prior to that, Mr Eberlein, a graduate business manager and trained banker, was in charge of the energy procurement division of a southern German energy service provider and worked as a consultant for various corporate consultancies.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BayWa AG, is responsible for the BayWa Group's renewable energy business. BayWa r.e. was founded in 2009 and is based in Munich. It acts as a holding company for various business interests in the areas of solar energy, wind power, bio-energy and geothermal energy.
BayWa r.e.'s business activities range from project development and realisation to PV trade and consultation services. The company covers the entire spectrum of technical plant support services, including maintenance. It can also undertake the commercial operations management of plants. The range of services further includes energy trading of electricity from renewable sources, trading in biomethane, as well as the sale of green electricity and eco gas to private and commercial customers. The company has an international focus with its core markets in Europe and the USA.
BayWa AG, also based in Munich, is a listed trading company with an international focus. Core business sectors include agriculture, energy and construction.