31 October 2022
Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG), via its Macquarie GIG Energy Transition Solutions fund, has acquired BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH (BayWa r.e. Bioenergy) from BayWa r.e. AG (BayWa r.e.).
BayWa r.e. Bioenergy is a specialist biogas platform. Active across the full asset lifecycle, the business develops, constructs and operates biogas projects which provide biomethane and power to local energy companies, industrial companies and energy traders. Its existing portfolio comprises five operational plants in Germany and a pipeline of development projects located across Italy. The business’s current operational assets produce a total of approximately 140 GWh of biomethane annually helping avoid 13.16 ktCO2e of GHG emissions every year.
The investment comes as the European Union looks to rapidly reduce its dependency on imported natural gas. REPowerEU targets the production of 35 billion cubic metres (roughly 350 TWh) of biomethane by 2030. Meeting this demand is expected to require the construction of 5,000 new biomethane plants across the EU and €80 billion in capital investment. GIG intends to use these positive tailwinds to explore opportunities to grow the business’ presence in Germany, Italy and other existing and emerging growth markets in Europe. It will also seek to use the latest technology processes to enhance the platform – which could include the introduction of carbon capture and CO2 liquefaction that can be used for food-grade quality CO2.
Co-Head of GIG Europe
CEO of BayWa r.e. AG
 See: https://www.europeanbiogas.eu/commission-announces-groundbreaking-biomethane-target-repowereu-to-cut-dependence-on-russian-gas/
About BayWa r.e. AG (BayWa r.e.):
At BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy - how it is produced, stored and can be best used to enable the global renewable energy transition that is essential to the future of our planet.
We are a leading global developer, service supplier, distributor and solutions provider and have brought over 4.5 GW of energy online and manage over 10 GW of assets. We are also an Independent Power Producer with an expanding energy trading business.
BayWa r.e. works with businesses worldwide to provide tailored renewable solutions. Operating 100% carbon neutral, we are also committed to our own sustainability journey.
Every day, we are working hard to actively shape the future of energy in a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
Our shareholders are BayWa AG, a €19.8 billion global business, and Energy Infrastructure Partners, a leader in energy infrastructure investment.
For more information, visit baywa-re.com