It‘s about rise and fall, a long spell of hardship, adversaries who become allies, fighting for what is good and meaningful, and ... a happy ending.
Initially everything went according to plan, the ground-breaking ceremony was held in 2013, and it was planned that the project would be completed and the plant connected to the electricity grid and the natural gas grid in 2015. The project was running smoothly and the building activities were progressing nicely. But then, in 2014, with the construction activities in full swing, there was some terrible news: agri.capital, the client and investor, had gone bankrupt! The work was stopped immediately and the unfinished project became part of the insolvent estate.
The chances of a turnaround and a fresh start were slim. But then suddenly, in 2018, two experienced biogas entrepreneurs from the German Westphalia district discovered the project for themselves, bought it, and energetically started to plan its reactivation. Their initial plan was to extend the existing permits, revise the concept, adapt the technology, and continue building the project on the basis of the existing built structure. However, there was yet another unexpected turn of events shortly before the project was to be restarted together with UTS. The Westphalian investors decided to sell the project again.
And, as a result, in late 2019, the plant became the property of BALANCE Erneuerbare Energien GmbH.