As a specialist for biogas plants, EnviTec Biogas AG sees considerable development potential for supplying environmentally friendly energy to India's rural population. Together with GIZ (formerly GTZ) and an Indian company, MPPPL, EnviTec has laid the foundation in a project for tapping this market and improving the local population's living conditions. While EnviTec delivers large biogas systems that MPPPL operates, GIZ makes the necessary contacts on the basis of many years of experience on the ground and promotes the project in a large information campaign. Besides providing an ecologically sustainable supply of energy, the project has also created countless jobs and has spurred demand for biogas plants in India: by 2010 the project's planned capacity of 25 megawatts is due to be expanded to 750 megawatts. The partnership between EnviTec, GIZ and local partner MPPPL has provided an ecologically sustainable supply of energy for impoverished populations in rural India. Besides supplying energy, the project also generated jobs and spurred demand for biogas plants in India.