Bioenergy DevCo receives $106 million investment, buys BTS Biogas

By Erin Voegele | August 14, 2019

Bioenergy DevCo announced Aug. 8 it has received a $106 million investment from Newlight Partners LP to grow anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in North America. The following day, the company announced the acquisition of BTS Biogas.

Information released by Bioenergy DevCo indicates the company has already developed more than 200 AD plants throughout the world. The $106 million investment from Newlight Partners will be used to expand the company’s operational footprint in North America, working with municipalities and corporations to develop AD facilities that convert organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) and an organic soil amendment.

 “The support from Newlight Partners, allows Bioenergy DevCo to offer a full turnkey solution to cities and corporations challenged by incineration, already crowded landfills and the cost of disposing of organic waste, ”said Shawn Kreloff, founder and CEO of Bioenergy DevCo. “In working with Newlight, we address the strong and increasing demand for our anaerobic digestion technology, which is proven to naturally transform organic waste into clean, renewable natural gas, in a way that meets the unique needs of municipalities and companies around the country.”

On Aug. 9, BioEnergy DevCo announced it has acquired BTS Biogas, which will operate as an affiliate and enable new operation and expansion of anaerobic digestion in North America. BTS Biogas is headquartered in Italy. Bioenergy DevCO said the acquisition will it to increase BTS Biogas’ technology footprint in North America.

“Almost three years ago, our team began working with BTS Biogas to expand the use of large-scale, modular anaerobic biodigesters. By building relationships with cities and towns throughout the United States, we are confident that this proven technology will become an essential tool in reducing pollution from waste and fighting climate change as the world aims to transition to a low-carbon economy,” Kreloff said. “While operating as affiliated entities, we aim to shift mindsets by demonstrating how this proven technology can change organic waste from being a pollution problem to a renewable energy solution.”

“With this investment, we are pleased to support expansion into North America as we continue to work independently in Europe to advance the adoption of this technology, expand anaerobic digestion know-how and strengthen the financial soundness of waste-to-energy projects," added Jeff Henslin, CEO of BTS Biogas. "This affiliation between the two companies is an evolution that allows us to offer the North Americanmarket not only the most advanced technological solutions for bioenergy and renewable natural gas production from organic waste, but also enables us to support projects of great strategic and economic value with developers throughout the world.”