Ecologically Sustainable Sources of Power for Rural India

Envitec Biogas AG partners with MPPPL to provide a sustainable source of energy and employment in rural India.


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.


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Funding Agencies
    Germany | Staff size: Unknown
  • EnviTec Biogas AG

    Goods Supplier
    Germany | Staff size: 251-500

    EnviTec Biogas AG engages in the planning, turnkey construction, and commissioning of biogas plants. The company also invests, owns, and operates 31 biogas plants.

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, India
  • Start Date 2007
  • End Date 2009
  • Sectors