13th of August 2015: Green Elephants India, the Satara project company has signed a gas off-take agreement with Asia Paint in oder to sell the compressed biogas (CBG) to one of their 26 paint manufacturing facilities, located in the Satara District, India. Asian Paints is India's largest and Asia's third largest paint company, operating in 19 countries and servicing consumers in over 65 countries.
15th of May 2015: Green Elephant Engineering has sold two GreenBox type GB2000, each with the capacity of 2 metric tons per day. The GreenBox shall reduce the local municipal waste at the district of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
31st of March 2015: Green Elephants India, the Satara project company has signed a gas off-take agreement with Essar Steel in oder to sell the compressed biogas (CBG) to one of their factory near Pune, India. The Pune facility comprises a 0.65 MTPA Pickling line, a 0.6 MTPA Cold Rolling mill, a 0.5 MTPA Galvanising line and a 0.4 MTPA Colour Coating mill. The color coated coils from Pune have been exported to more than 100 countries across the world. Essar Steel is a worldwide leading a fully integrated flat carbon steel manufacturer, with a current capacity of 14 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) being active in India, Canada, USA, the Middle East and Asia. Essar Steel is part of Essar Group, with annual revenues of US$35 billion, operating in more than 29 countries, employing over 60,000 people. Green Elephant Group ist currently Indias leading alternative gas producing company (CBG), owning the largest compressed biogas plant in India. 2nd of July 2014: Green Elephant and REMONDIS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combine their activities in India in the field of biogas and organic waste management. Together with REMONDIS Green Elephant shall offer leading know-how and reliable services to the Indian market. REMONDIS is one of the world's largest recycling, service and water companies. With over 30,000 employees and around 500 business locations on 4 continents, the group serves more than 30 million people and many thousands of companies. REMONDIS India is active in Pune since 2009 in the field of waste water treatment.
29th of June 2014: Green Elephant Engineering has appointed Mr. Aashish Dutt as new Director responsible for business development, marketing and operations. Aashish Dutt holds a Master of Science from The London School of Economics & Political Science, U.K. and Bachelor of Science from Utrecht University, Netherlands. He is active as a entrepreneur in the field of waste and water management since 2010 in India.
23rd of February 2014: Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra has visited Green Elephant´s Satara waste-to-energy plant to commemorate the completion of the mechanical assembly of the gas up-gradation plant (Phase II). Since commissioning of the biogas plant (Phase 1) at Satara, Green Elephant has received 250,000 tons of waste from the Cooperative Sugar Company Kissan Veer SSK and generated 14 million Nm3 of biogas.
30th of October 2013: Green Elephant India, the Satara project company has received disbursement of IREDA´s second loan (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited). IREDA is supporting the Satara waste-to-energy project through the framework of Indo-German Financial Cooperation. Both IREDA loans are being refinanced by KfW under the Indo-German Financial Cooperation Programme "Removal of barriers for Biomass Power Generation". For the Program KfW has extended a loan of 19.971 million EUR to IREDA - KfW's third Line of Credit with IREDA to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India. The Program aims to accelerate the adoption of environmentally sustainable biomass power and cogeneration technologies in India by promoting innovative biomass projects of combustion, gasification, methanation, and cogeneration technologies. The Green Elephant project was competitively selected as one of five "Model Implementation Projects" and financed to demonstrate models of how technological, institutional and financial barriers can be overcome. The Green Elephant project is considered very innovative because the biogas technology has not been used in this scale in India and CBG sourced from renewable sources could play a significant role in the Indian CNG market as an alternative and environmentally friendly fuel. In this respect, Indo-German Financial Cooperation makes a tangible contribution to the promotion of this new technology and the use of CBG in India.
5th of May 2013: Green Elephant Engineering has commissioned its new biogas plant "Yeroda", which was build at Airport Road, Pune. The plant was build for the Pune Municipal Corporation based on an EPC-Contract where Green Elephant will be also responsible to operate and maintain the plant for five years. Out of 5 tons of municipal solid waste the new plant is generating 145,000 m3 of raw gas, which is converted into 175,000 kwh per annum.
3rd of May 2013: Dr. Felix-Michael Weber, CEO of Green Elephant, was invited to speak about Bio-Fuel - Technologies and Implementations in Mumbai at the conference 'Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - Paving the Path to Profitability' organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and IEEE, which is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity - established in the USA in 1963.
23rd of April 2013: Green Elephant Engineering has commissioned its new biogas plant "Peshwe Park II" in Pune. The plant was build for the Pune Municipal Corporation based on an EPC-Contract where Green Elephant will also be responsible to operate and maintain the plant for five years. The new plant is an extension of the already existing plant, which was build in 2009. Out of 10 tons of municipal solid waste the new plant is generating 290,000 m3 of raw gas, which is converted into 350,000 kwh per annum.
4th of April 2013: Green Elephant Engineering has officially inaugurated its new model of an innovative fully automatic standardized and pre-fabricated small scale biogas plant - the GreenBox™ in Pune, at the premises of Volkswagen India. The GreenBox™ is a mini power plant, offering the facility to process 0.5 tons of organic waste per day to clean gas for Volkswagens canteen. Volkswagen will reduce its CO2 emission by 18 tons per annum. Andreas Lauenroth, Executive Director Technical, VW India; Mahesh Kodumudi, President and Managing Director, VW India and Wolfgang Holmann, Director of Manufacturing participated at the inauguration event.