The COOPID project has carried out a selection of 10 success cases within the bioeconomy across the EU primary sector. This is the one belonging to the Polish Success Case: Biogal. This case covers their overall business idea, main products, key characteristics, and plans for development of its business model.

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Main facts

  • Established in 2010

  • 35 employees

  • Personally owned

  • Processes about 100,000 tons of biomass annually

Overall business idea

  1. Farm-based biogas production
  2. Utilising manure and food waste for production of renewable energy and organic fertiliser
  3. The biogas is converted to electricity and heat
  4. Electricity is sold to the grid. Heat is used for own needs but some is sold to local schools and village houses
  5. Digestate from the biogas plant is sold as organic fertiliser, partly in liquid form and partly as a dried product

Main products

  1. Electricity
  2. Heat
  3. Organic fertiliser sold under the brand Naturgal

Key characteristics of the success story

  1. Converting manure and food waste into bioenergy

  2. Circulating nutrients back to plant production
  3. Financial support to cover part of the investment
  4. Cooperation with other farmers
  5. Contribution to the development of local energy infrastructure

Plans for development

Biogal is planning to expand biogas production through investment in more digester capacity

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