Credits: NOI Techpark / Daniele Fiorentino

Who we are

Our company proudly bears the name Alvus, Latin for “beehive”, which conveys our respect for nature. After all, a biomethane/biogas plant has a lot in common with a beehive: The biomasses are brought from the surrounding countryside, just like bees, who collect nectar for their beehive.
Alvus is based on the know-how the founder, Christof Erckert, accrued in over 15 years from the European Social Fund’s research & development project “Alpibiogas” between 2009 and 2012 and (1st generation) biogas plants built with our technology.

Our success is based on our highly educated and skilled staff.

The team

Dott. Christof Erckert
Managing Director
+39 0471 068121
Dott. Moreno Savegnago
Biomass Procurement
+39 327 2598 771
Dott. Thomas Sinha
+39 0471 068130
Graciela Aguirre, M.A.
International Sales
+39 0471 068120
Ing. Andrea Donini
+39 0471 068126
Dott. Marco Poda
Project Development
+39 0471 068127
Arch. Nikolaj Maslov
Plant Design
+39 0471 068125
Legal Affairs
+39 0471 068123
Vittorio Castagnola
Biomass Procurement
+39 333 5339 927
Dott. Marco Canova
Project Development
+39 0471 068129
Valentina Pani
Plant Design
+39 0471 068134
Dott. Francesco Giangrasso
+39 0471 068133
Ingrid Santamaria Vedovato
+39 0471 068128
Ing. Gloria Maniezzo
+39 0471 068132
Dott. Gabriele Grazzi
Biomass Procurement
+39 348 602 8022
Dott. Mattia Rauzi
+39 0471 068122
Arch. Alice Merlante
Plant Design
+39 0471 068124
Florian Winkler
+39 0471 068136
Dott. Simon Karrenberg
+39 0471 068135

What we do

We believe in sustainable, eco-friendly energy production. Our know-how is based on over 15 years of experience, enabling us to offer a variety of services in the biomethane/biogas sector:

Project developer

We develop ideas into approved, buildable and funded biomethane projects (as defined by the “Italian biomethane law” DM 2/3/2018). Together with our project development partner VORN Bioenergy we develop biomethane projects on the Italian market. This is why we are always looking for land lots potentially suitable for biomethane plants.

Technology provider

We develop technical solutions for the biomethane/biogas market based on our know-how. Our technology is particularly suitable for plants fed with agricultural byproducts, such as manure and stover. These plants are very flexible and low maintenance. We believe in the principle “you can’t break what you don’t have”. Discover our technology!

Consulting services

Our team has over 15 years of experience in the development, realization and operation of biomethane/biogas plants. We advise our clients on all aspects related to biogas/biomethane plants: due diligences, business plan verifications, site selection, biomass procurement, feeding plan choice, selection of the most suitable technology, etc. Do you have a plant and would like to optimize it? Do you intend to buy an existing plant and would like to have it inspected by an expert? Do you want to convert your biogas plant into a biomethane plant? Are you thinking of building a plant and wish to have an experienced consultant at your side? Contact us!

Our partners

VORN Bioenergy is a leading biomethane producer and project developer based in Regensburg, Germany.
VORN’s mission is to unlock the potential of biogas across Europe and beyond, because the green energy transition depends on low-carbon gas and fuel solutions.
As of late, Alvus and its affiliated companies are part of the VORN Group.
Alvus’ core business and contact persons remain the same, as does the quality of service, of course.
Further details about Alvus’ rebranding and other changes will be shared in due course, most probably at the beginning of next year.

Ecomembrane srl is Italy’s leading company in the production of gas holders and waterproofing systems for liquid manure holders. Its technical know-how is an important added value for Alvus.
Ecomembrane is present on three continents with sales offices and production facilities, assisting Alvus in positioning its technology on markets worldwide.

Looking for land

Do you own 5-10 hectares close to a gas pipeline? Are there large quantities of biomasses – such as manure, stover, pomace, food production leftovers – available nearby? Are there fields nearby where the digestate can be spread? We are always interested in potential sites for biomethane plants.


Public grants

Research & development is important, but also expensive. We are glad, but also proud to have been awarded various public grants.

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