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COMPANY HISTORY

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COMPANY HISTORY

Explore Our Journey of Innovation and Growth
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Leipzig, renowned for its rich printing heritage, saw the establishment of IE Engineering in 1990. Originally rooted in letterpress printing, the company expanded its services beyond the printing industry, offering consulting, project management, and construction assistance. Since 1995, bse Engineering has catered to the agricultural and food sectors nationwide, integrating traditional technology with innovative industrial solutions.

Entering the biofuels market in the early 2000s, bse Engineering has been instrumental in the development of bioethanol plants, bridging technological advancements with sustainability requirements. Pioneering bio-methanol projects commenced in 2008, with a focus on flexible methanol synthesis processes to harness volatile power prices and grid services.

Continuing to evolve alongside market demands, bse has spearheaded the adoption of e-methanol technology, culminating in the signing of their first FEED contract in 2021. 

1990

Foundation of the company as an Engineering, Procurement Construction Management company.

Starting as owners engineer mainly agro/sugar industry

1995

1995

Stating as owners engineer mainly agro/sugar industry

1998

Management Buyout and rename to   

bse Engineering

Start of construction of biofuel plants across the EU and signing of the EPCM contract for our first 280 000 m³ bioethanol plant.

2001

2001

Start of construction of biofuel plants across the EU and signing of the EPCM contract for our first 280 000 m³ bioethanol plant.

2008

Joining the methanol industry for a revamping of an existing methanol plant to a bio-Methanol plant.

Start of active business development for CO2-to-methanol technology

2014

2014

Start of active business development forCO2-to-methanol technology

2016

R&D project to benchmark the available catalyst under flexible operating process conditions.

Signing of the agreement with BASF on the joint development of processes and catalysts.                                                  Acquisition of the first commercial orders in the methanol sector

2017

2017

Signing of the agreement with BASF on the joint development of processes and catalysts.                                                  Acquisition of the first commercial orders in the methanol sector

2018

Start of the development of skid mounted FlexMethanol®-plants

Spin-off of the methanol business into a separate company to concentrate the methanol activities 

2019

2019

Spin-off of the methanol business into a separate company to concentrate the methanol activities 

2020

Signing of the first EPC-M contract for a FlexMethanol® 10 MW skid

Foundation of bse Construction GmbH

Start of pilot plant under flexible consitions for long term catalyst testing

Selected process provider for first of its kind plant in Antwerp

Expansion of the team with further experienced PtX experts, e.g. EPC project manager for planning and construction of the world’s largest PtG plant

Signing cooperation contract to manaufactur the skid with Man Energy Solutions SE DWE

First enviromental permit to construct the plant achieved

2021

2021

Expansion of the team with further experienced PtX experts, e.g. EPC project manager for planning and construction of the world’s largest PtG plant

Signing cooperation contract to manaufactur the skid with Man Energy Solutions SE DWE

First enviromental permit to construct the plant achieved

2022

Selected as process Provider for a 60 Megawatt PtM Plant in Spain

Project Development for 1 GW offgrid electrolyzer and methanol synthesis modular system in southern Africa.

Second enviomental permit achieved.

2023

2023

Project Development for 1 GW offgrid electrolyzer and methanol synthesis modular system in southern Africa.

Second enviomental permit achieved.

2024

Selected as Process Provider for 40 MW Methanol plant in Finland

MOU signed for 40 MW Methanol plant in Spain

MOU signed for 440 MW Methanol plant in Nigeria

MOU signed for 250 MW Methanol plant in Angola

Start operation of 1 Tube Industrial Reactor System