Georg Wagner and Ulf Mannhardt

Biogas forum Sao Paulo (30.11.-1.12.2022)

Atmove attended the 9th Forum Biogas, the leading event in Latin America about Biogas and Biomethane. 2 Days of important speeches and presentations showed the accelerating development of biogas and biomethane in Brazil and all the important players have been present. The Forum was a perfect opportunity to network and to connext with almost 600 attendees from different industries. Atmove could further develop it´s market know how, especially about BioCNG applications in the heavy transport sector. Georg Wagner and Ulf Mannhardt, who is supporting Atmove locally in Brazil, found the assumptions about the Brazilien BioCNG market proofed.

Sugar cane-waste biogas plant

Concept for an integrated sugar cane-waste biogas plant (March 2020)

North of Sao Paulo there is a sugar cane farm that is combined with fattening of cattle. Atmove developed a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for biogas production from manure and sugar cane. The technological and economical evaluation of the utilization of the various feedstock and sugar cane in anaerobic digestion plants was the goal. The results showed that not only the biogas production for different use cases like energy&heat supply to substitute the existing costs and BioCNG production to substitute the diesel costs are relevant, but also the supply of the farm with fertilizer from own production improves the business radically. Additionally the methane emissions of the manure can be avoided and carbon credits can be generated in a future biogas project.

Cooperation in the Biogas Industry is key

Atmove´s business strategy is based on such networks. We started a new cooperation with EVM, the biggest biogas plant in Austria. It produces 550m3 Biomethane (1.100m3 biogas) per hour. Atmove will use the cooperation with EVM with 15 years of experience as a reference plant in our international market development for technical visits of interested customers to experience how biogas technology can work!

Austrian SDG award winner

Atmove was selected as the winner of the Austrian SDG award! Under the patronage of the Austrian Chancellor Atmove received this SDG award as an example of a solution, that can help the world to reduce the fuel costs for farmers by 50% and at the same time reduce 100% of the CO2 emissions. Especially the SDGs 13, 9 and 7 are supported by Atmove.

Interview about the Biogas Market in Brazil

The German Biogas Association recommended Georg Wagner to Dr. Thomas Isenburg as an expert for the Brazilian Biogas Market. In the magazine “Energie aus Pflanzen” we could talk about our partnership with CIBiogas and the development of the Biogas Map, which will be online soon, showing the potentials and substrates of agricultural residues in southern Brazil. This will be a part of the World Bank Project that is currently executed by CIBiogas and the MCTIC (Ministery of Mines, Communication and Innovation). Of course, we also had to mention our Biomethane Mobility Approach.

Visiting the New Holland biomethane tractor in the CNH plant in Curitiba

We had a very interesting discussion with the product manager Nilson Righi of CNH Latin America about the biomethane mobility and the Brazilian biogas reality. He showed us the new biomethane tractor from New Holland, which is part of a global initiative of all CNH brands to reduce CO2 emissions. As Atmove is focussing on the same topic since 2012 with the CH4pa and the Mobile Upgrading Unit developments, we could exchange a lot of strategic considerations about the introduction of biomethane tractors into the Brazilian market. We decided to continue those discussions in the future.

3 cooperation Projects with CIBiogas for the Low Carbon Business Action Brazil

Since 2013 Atmove has a formal cooperation about biogas and biomethane (see 4:30 of this youtube video) and with the help of the European funded Low Carbon Business Action Brazil, we could develop 3 projects to a business plan: a 1 MW innovative Biogas plant,  the Mobile Upgrading Unit, and the CH4pa.

Selection of Atmove for Mission innovation

Atmove is under the 100 best climate impact projects 2019! Mission Innovation, a global government network to identify the best carbon projects worldwide, selected Atmove as one of the global 100 projects to be presented in the governmental meeting in Vancouver 2019. Atmove was also invited at the Austrian Mission Innovation event in 2019.

Visit at the Scania headquarters

Together with Alessandro Gardemann, the president of the ABiogas – the Brazilian biogas association, we visited first the AVL in Austria and afterwords the Scania headquarters in Stockholm to discuss possible cooperation between Scania and Brazil in the fields of biogas, biomethane mobility and fuel cells.

2nd Seminar Brazil – Austria for Cooperation on Bigas and Biomethane

In November 21st to 23rd 2017 the “ 2nd Seminar Brazil-Austria for Cooperation on Biogas and Biomethane” happened in the premises of Itaipu. 150 expert were discussing the status of biogas and the perspectives for the technology exchange between Austria and Brazil. The participating organizations of the Austrian Development Association as well as the participants of the FAEP technical missions, from the Austrian Energy Agency Project “Biobraz”, the experts from CIBiogas and Itaipu, representatives of the state of Parana and leading technology and energy companies as well as representatives of the Brazilian government and of the GEF project “Biogas applications for the Brazilian agro-industry” were discussing the challenging topics and visiting the UDCibiogas and the CH4pa at the biomethane filling station.

Seminar on Sustainable Mobility

Together with PTI Atmove co-organized the Event fo the Brazil-Austria Seminar on Sustainable Mobility with Audi, Doppelmayr, AVL, AWO. Atmove promoted a big design thinking workshop to define measures for a more sustainable mobility in Itaipu, Foz de Iguazu and the surrounding regions.

Vienna Energy Forum 2015

First a special Biogas day was performed together with CIBiogas in the UNIDO headquarter in Vienna. Scania also promoted the advantages of Biomethane as a fuel. The second day Atmove and the CH4pa were presented in the Hofburg and even the General Secretary of UNIDO handed us a price for the performance.

Progress in Biomethane Mobility

We could present our strategy during the conference organized by IBBK in Schwäbisch Hall/Germany.


In Graz, we could perform a TedX speech to present the Atmove idea for a young and interested community the first time.