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FBI goes new ways. After 20 years of national and 14 years of international biogas business experience, we have developed a new business model to design and erect biogas plants worldwide.

Why choose FBI

Feasibility studies are the best way to start biogas projects or biogas business. At reasonable costs, they help to find out whether it makes sense to start a project or a business or how it can be improved.

FBI has made studies all over the world and hence is very experienced.

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First Biogas International AG

Neuwiesenstrasse 95

CH-8400 Winterthur

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First Biogas International brings biogas technology, key components and more than 20 years of experience to our partners worldwide. Thanks to our successful business model we can design and adapt biogas plants to specific local needs. With our presence on site we train the staff and transfer essential know-how to ensure sustainable business development.

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Feasibility studies are the best way to start biogas projects or biogas business. At reasonable costs, they help to find out whether it makes sense to start a project or a business or how it can be improved.

FBI has made studies all over the world and hence is very experienced.

More about Feasibility Studies…

First Biogas International AG

Neuwiesenstrasse 95

CH-8400 Winterthur

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The Company

The Management

A professional and long-time biogas and business experienced team manages the company:


Daniel Ruch, CEO

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MBA education

Professional background: over 20 years professional engineering experience as Project Designer of biogas plants, Manager and Research Assistant. Since 2002, entrepreneur and member of the Board of several energy companies. 2003-2010 member of the board of the Swiss Biogas Association.


Ralf Block, COO

BBA, Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering, Quality Manager (TÜV)

Professional background: over 15 years professional engineering experience as Project Designer of biogas and bioenergy plants, and over 17 years experience as Executive Manager for different companies in the area of industrial development and production. Since 2001, entrepreneur with several companies for biogas plant design and biogas laboratory equipment. Since 2003 member of a task force of the German Biogas Association. Ralf Block is the owner of the company BIGATEC.


Dr. Herbert Markert, CTO

Dr. oec, Dipl.-Ing. oec

Professional background: over 18 years professional engineering experience as Project Designer of biogas plants and energy systems and Manager. Since 1994, entrepreneur and from 1995 until 2004 Chairman of the association of energy consulting of the German state of Thuringen. Since 2004 member of a task force of the German Biogas Association. Dr. Markert is the owner of the company Ing.Büro Dr.Markert..





Further leading persons at FBI

Anselm Gleixner

Mechanical Engineer

Professional background: profound knowledge in the field of biogas technology for more than 20 years, particularly in applications for food industry and other organic waste. Expert in biogas project development, project design, project management but also for consulting, for technical and commercial expertise and feasibility studies. Anselm Gleixner is co-owner of the company Innovas.


A total of 32 employees belong to FBI. 24 engineers and technicians (from Germany, Switzerland, China, Hungary) specialize in international biogas plant design, erection and consulting, many of them with long-term and international experience.

The staff

First Biogas International AG (FBI) started in 2010 as a joint venture of excellent Swiss and German biogas companies. The biogas experience of most of these companies goes back to the mid-90’s when the first modern biogas plants were erected. Some of the companies were already active in the late 70’s with small farm-scale plants after the oil crisis.

There are two reasons why all these companies formed a joint business:

1. Since 2008 there is a high demand of biogas technology from abroad (mostly Asia and Latin America). But the German and Swiss biogas market was booming and so the companies did not have time for foreign activities. Thus, FBI was started just to serve and coordinate the international biogas business.

2. The international biogas business is very complex due to specific local conditions and different biomass available. Simply importing and erecting German biogas plants leads to failure. Long time experience from the partner companies showed that technology and systems have to be adapted to local conditions, together with local partners and companies. The international business requires a huge know-how and a single company cannot deliver. Thus, FBI joins several companies which complement each other and cover all know-how and components.

© First Biogas International AG, 2018 Achievements

In the meantime, FBI has grown steadily. With First Biogas China there is a strong subsidiary in one of the world biggest biogas markets of the present and future. 6 biogas plants were erected ion the last 3 years and more than 10 are under design and construction in China where FBI is technology leader due to the FBI hydrolysis pretreatment technology for straw digestion.








 First Biogas China in Anping,

 Hebei Province, PRC


With First Biogas Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary, and  a local Serbian office, FBI uses its hydrolysis pretreatment technology for the vast amount of straw available in Eastern Europe (Carpathian basin).


Furthermore, with Biolyse Biogas International in Berlin, Germany, FBI runs its own biotechnology company to push R&D for getting higher gas yields. Biolyse also coordinates FBI’s 3 laboratories and research sites in Germany, Switzerland and China.