Biogenerated energy matter

With a full control over the biogas supply chain, BioGem Express (bGX) assists you towards a green energy transition by offering you tailor-made solutions to your business requirements in order to substitute your fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

The Gem which represents transparency, durability and quality is at the core of our business values. It also highlights the close and long-term business relationships we establish with our customers.

bGX serves the Swiss, German and other European markets with waste produced biogas and renewable fuels focusing on sales trading, services and consulting activities.

bGX is committed to help energy distributors/industrials to fight climate change with sustainable quality biogas and renewable fuels.

What is Biogas ?

Biogas is a mixture composed of approximately 55% methane (CH4) and 45% carbone dioxide (CO2).
It is produced through a process of organic material degradation  in the absence of oxygen,  called anaerobic digestion or methanization.

Produced from livestock manure, organic waste from industry and households, slaughterhouse waste, sewage sludge, as well as agriculture residues, biogas is a 100% renewable energy source.

In order to obtain biomethane, biogas has to be purified – mostly by removing the CO2 content – thus enabling it to have the same properties as natural gas and meeting grid operators’ specifications.

Biomethane usage
as a fuel for:

  • Heating
  • Industrial process
  • Mobility

Biogas in the
circular economy

A climate-positive solution to substitute natural gas

bGX has a long and rich expertise with markets and legal requirements of biogas. That’s why bGX is your trusted expert to help you substitute natural gas with waste produced biogas by choosing the suited quality products within its portfolio of production plants.

Since the beginning, bGX and partners take care of pre-desk audit, biomass process optimisation, setup qualification and required certifications of biogas plants.

Our chain of transparency goes from the substrates which are fed into the plants to the end deliveries to the clients.
Once biomethane has been fed into the network, guarantees of origins (GoOs) are created with options for mass balance delivery.

Our certified quality and environmental management systems ensure your delivery from the first order and thereafter. All documentation, including audits documents
and proof of sustainability are transferred from the producers to the customers.

Our services

bGX offers a multitude of services in the area of biogas and renewable fuels from non-food feedstock. bGX operates a portfolio of procurement of European biomethane GoOs in different countries such as Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK
as well as Switzerland. We make it a point of honour to
use only waste biogas from suppliers who fulfill
recognized standards.

bGX arranges physical deliveries through mass balance along with the delivery of the GoOs/certificates.

bGX assists biogas producers to acquire the best management through inventory and optimisation of the feedstock, reporting to the environmental agency and obtaining qualified certifications for premium quality biogas.

bGX advises its private and public clients on national and international standards, legal requirements together with required sustainability certificates. bGX supports your sustainable values.

bGX brings stakeholders together through roundtables, typically for the transportation sector (CNG/LBG) in an effort to exchange best practices for the promotion
of biogas.

Foersom Bioenergi

In collaboration with Swisspower Green Gas AG, bGX together with Fremsyn realised a biogas plant with a capacity of 60 GWh/year within a year. We have been delivering biomethane on a mass balance basis since May 2023.

Foersom Bioenergi works hand in hand with local farmers to optimize nutrient recycling, expedite the transfer and transport of slurry to the facility, and reduce CO2 emissions.

This approach is central to the company’s business model, aiming for increased biogas in the grid and fostering successful cross-border cooperation among various parties.

Expertise in :

  • Biomethane registers
    (governmental or commercial)
  • Certifications schemes
  • CO2 reductions balance

Products

Products

bGX engage in both voluntary and regulated market deliveries. Our products fulfill the criteria required by national legislations and market requirements such as EWärmeG, EEWärmeG, GEG in Germany, OZD/BAZG positive list in Switzerland and mobility requirement.

We work actively to provide solutions tailored to your specific needs or assist you in identifying your requirements based on your targeted renewable energy strategy.

We stand for long-term delivery reliability and offer our customers as much flexibility as possible.  Switching from subsidized to unsubsidized GoO with or without physical mass-balanced delivery can be integrated into long-term offtake agreements.

We work actively to provide solutions tailored to your specific needs or assist you in identifying your requirements based on your targeted renewable energy strategy. We stand for long-term delivery reliability and offer our customers as much flexibility as possible. Switching from subsidized to unsubsidized GoO with or without physical mass-balanced delivery can be integrated into long-term offtake agreements.

Guarantees of origin (GoOs) from biogas register’s country of origin

Independent audit (proof for countries requirements.)

Guarantees of origin (GoOs)

Pick up your biogas plants

Long-term supply from the biogas plants

CO2 balance calculation (RED2) and list of feedstock

Option: Additional physical mass-balance delivery possible

Marketing and communication opportunities

Guarantees of origin from a naturemade star certified plant

bGX naturemade star sublicence – Security through fully integration into the VUE licensing model

CO2 balance calculation (RED2) and list of feedstock

Marketing and communication opportunities

About bGX

Our international team of experts have various skills including engineering, auditing, logistics, market and product development, trading and sales operations with a strong know-how in the renewable sector. In partnership and cooperation with biogas producers, authorities and certifications bodies, as well as accredited auditors, bGX helps market participants to accelerate their green energy transitions targets.

bGX Milestones

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Our core team:

Lutz Steinhöfel – CEO
Expert in energy transition, certifications schemes,
and legal requirements with extensive experience
in the renewable power/gas business.

Marcel Hüberli – Head of Sales
Experienced sales professional in
the biogas/certificates markets.

Vincent Crausaz – Business developer
Experienced Energy Trading Manager with analytical, business and project management background.

Kathlyn Saillen – Business developer
Experienced analyst with focus on mobility and European renewable energy policies. Background in project development and communication.

Frederik GastBusiness Developer
Over 15 years in BioMethane, as producer, developer and hardware vendor and active on the boards of national and international biogas associations.

Giulia Lombardi – Back Office Manager
Experienced operations specialist with expertise in the gas business, complemented by a background in marketing and communication.

Manuel Meylan – IT Business Solution Manager
Solution-oriented with expertise in data and business management from the gas industry.

Our goal

bGX is committed to help energy distributors/industrials
to fight climate change with sustainable quality biogas and
renewable fuels.

Our goal is to promote the adoption of biomethane and renewable fuels as well as speed up the shift to a circular economy. We want to help you lead the way towards a low carbon future.

About bGX

Our international team of experts have various skills including engineering, auditing, logistics, market and product development, trading and sales operations with a strong know-how in the renewable sector. In partnership and cooperation with biogas producers, authorities and certifications bodies, as well as accredited auditors, bGX helps market participants to accelerate their green energy transitions targets.

Our core team:

Lutz Steinhöfel – CEO
Expert in energy transition, certifications schemes,
and legal requirements with extensive experience
in the renewable power/gas business.

Marcel Hüberli – Head of Sales
Experienced sales professional in
the biogas/certificates markets.

Vincent Crausaz – Business developer
Experienced Energy Trading Manager with analytical, business and project management background.

Kathlyn Saillen – Business developer
Experienced analyst with focus on mobility and European renewable energy policies. Background in project development and communication.

Frederik GastBusiness Developer
Over 15 years in BioMethane, as producer, developer and hardware vendor and active on the boards of national and international biogas associations.

Giulia Lombardi – Back Office Manager
Experienced operations specialist with expertise in the gas business, complemented by a background in marketing and communication.

Manuel Meylan – IT Business Solution Manager
Solution-oriented with expertise in data and business management from the gas industry.

Our goal

bGX is committed to help energy distributors/industrials
to fight climate change with sustainable quality biogas and
renewable fuels.

Our goal is to promote the adoption of biomethane and renewable fuels as well as speed up the shift to a circular economy. We want to help you lead the way towards a low carbon future.

Zurich 5 Coalition:
Biomethan for Europe

Biomethane for Europe is an initiative of the Zürich 5 Coalition, an alliance of leading business and academic institutions involved in the bio-CNG and LNG supply chains. Under the European Green Deal, the Coalition aims to support the EU in achieving its goals of reducing transport emissions and aims to stimulate a favourable regulatory framework for the uptake of biomethane. Current members of the Coalition are BioGem Express AG (Switzerland), GibGas (Germany) and OG Clean Fuels (The Netherlands). The current ambassadors of the Coalition are Nærenergi (Denmark) and Landwärme (Germany). 

Contact

News

Meet us at Regatec 2024 in Lund

Once again, bioGem Express is joining Regatec in Lund, Sweden, as a silver sponsor. Look out for our colleagues Marcel Hüberli and Christian Lindhardt at the event on May 15 and 16.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For further info, please contact sales@biogemexpress.com

Once again, bioGem Express is joining Regatec in Lund, Sweden, as a silver sponsor. Look out for our colleagues Marcel Hüberli and Christian Lindhardt

BioGem Express opening new office in Haarlem

Frederik Gast, our colleague, and our partnership with several biogas producers across the Netherlands have been pivotal to BioGem Express’ success from the outset. Now, with our new office situated in the historic railway station building in Haarlem, we are delighted to expand our presence and eagerly anticipate welcoming producers, customers, and biogas stakeholders.

With this move, we aim to better serve our partners by strengthening our relationships and ensuring accessibility to meet their needs.

We look forward to welcoming you in Haarlem.  

For further info, please contact sales@biogemexpress.com

Frederik Gast, our colleague, and our partnership with several biogas producers across the Netherlands have been pivotal to BioGem Express’ success from the outset.

EU biomethane production potential for 2040 could cover 30% of its current gas demand

Europe-27 together with the UK, Norway and Switzerland, have the potential to annually produce 111 bcm (~1100TWh/y) of biomethane by 2040 – equivalent to 30% of the EU’s gas demand in 2022, according to a study conducted by Guidehouse and the EBA. The analysis also forecasts potential biomethane production of up to 44 bcm by 2030, exceeding the European Commission’s target of 35 bcm.

This projected biomethane potential for Europe includes 74 bcm from anaerobic digestion (AD). Notably, major contributors to this are anticipated to be Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Poland.  Primary feedstocks anticipated are based on sequential crops (42%), alongside animal manure (19%) and agricultural residues (19%). Together, these sources account for 81% of the overall biomass. Additionally, industrial wastewater is expected to contribute 12% to the total biomethane potential in 2040.

The remaining 37 bcm is allocated for thermal gasification coming from Germany, France, Spain Sweden and the UK. However, there is untapped potential from innovative sources like crops cultivated on marginal or contaminated lands, seaweed, and digestate. Additionally, emerging technologies such as hydrothermal gasification and renewable methane offer further avenues for growth. Moreover, landfill gas presents an opportunity to boost short to medium-term potential.

For further info, please contact sales@biogemexpress.com

Europe-27 together with the UK, Norway and Switzerland, have the potential to annually produce 111 bcm (~1100TWh/y) of biomethane by 2040 – equivalent to