The History – from 1994 until today

  • 1994
    • Frank Ebinger founds SAS Sonderabfallservice GmbH (subsequently ENVICA GmbH, now EBINGER GmbH)
  • 1997
    • Dr. Schluttig is developing a professional sonochemical regeneration process for DeNOx catalysts, with which we can provide our customers with precise guarantees of activity and SO2 / SO3 conversion rates.
    • Construction of a pilot plant in the HEW power station Tiefstack in Hamburg and execution of the first regenerations
  • 1998
    • Patent registration of “Method to regenerate DeNOx – catalytic converters”.
    • Handling of further regeneration contracts in the pilot plant
  • 1999
    • Foundation of KAS Katalysatorservice GmbH in Wildeshausen near Bremen.
      Shareholders:
      50% = HEW Entsorgung GmbH, Hamburg
      50% = SAS Sonderabfallservice GmbH, Wildeshausen
    • Global PCT registration of the patent
    • Further regenerations for HEW power station and other clients in the pilot plant
    • Construction and start-up of the production plant in Wildeshausen and handling of the first contract
    • Execution of the first order for the coal – fired power station in Bremen Hafen 6
  • 2001
    • SAS purchases the shares from HEW Entsorgung GmbH
    • SAS operates under the name ENVICA GmbH, KAS operates under the name ENVICA Kat GmbH
    • Foundation of a subsidiary in the USA
    • Regeneration for the first refinery plant PCK Schwedt – Block 1
  • 2002
      • The 5000th regenerated cubic meter of catalyst material leaves our plant in Wildeshausen after regeneration
      • Granting of the patent in the USA
      • Execution of an order for PG & E, power station Indiantown (USA) in Wildeshausen
      • First order from the waste incineration plant – Stellinger Moor
      • We receive our first European-wide order from the Langerlo power plant in Belgium
  • 2003
      • Construction of an identical plant to Wildeshausen in Charlotte NC, USA
  • 2004
    • Sale of the subsidiary in the USA
    • More than 8,000 m3 of catalyst material regnerated in Wildeshausen.
    • Granting of the patent in Germany
    • A first order of the Cuijk biomass power station in the Netherlands
    • This is followed by order processing for a Greenhouse from Fleco Trading, Denmark
    • First order from Austria (EVN Dürnrohr 2)
    • The biggest logistical challenge so far is the regeneration of 200m³ within 3 weeks for the Finnish power plant Meri-Pori
  • 2005
    • Granting of the patent in Japan
  • 2006
    • Changing the name of the company to “EBINGER Katalysatorservice GmbH & Co. KG”
    • Shareholders are exclusively members of the Ebinger family
    • Granting of the European patent
    • First sale of regenerated used catalysts to Bayer Industry Services, SAV Bürrig
  • 2007
    • Granting the license to KC Cottrell Co., LTD, Seoul, for the countries Korea, China and Taiwan
    • We are regenerating for the first time for a cement plant, the Cementeria di Monselice from Italy
    • This year the first catalysts from a glass factory of the Schott AG in Mitterteich were also regenerated
  • 2008
    • Construction of a new warehouse
    • EBINGER starts the series of conferences “Wildeshauser Catalyst Days”, an SCR experts meeting.
    • In the same year, a first order for a power station operated by blast furnace gas from RWE Power AG in Duisburg-Hamborn follows
  • 2010
    • France: EBINGER delivers used catalysts to a French waste incineration plant for the first time
  • 2011
    • EBINGER becomes more international! For the first time, over 50% of the amount of regenerated catalysts comes from other European countries
    • Ireland for the first time! For the order processing of an incinerator in Cork, strong logistics are also needed again
  • 2013
    • Since catalysts are becoming more and more important in maritime applications, H + H provides us with a first regeneration order for the ship “Siem Garnet”
  • 2015
    • Successful in Poland: EBINGER wins PKN Orlen as a customer
    • For the coal-fired power plant Ratcliffe in the United Kingdom over 1,000 m³ of catalyst material are regenerated in our plant
  • 2016
    • Delivery of catalysts to a polyolefin plant (LyondellBasell)
    • Our production plant is modernised. New and stronger overhead cranes will be installed
  • 2017
    • This year we receive 80% of our orders from abroad
  • 2018
    • Not only the number of our customers is growing, but also our storage capacity. EBINGER buys 3,500 m² of storage space
  • 2019
    • Vive la France! We are happy about 5 new orders from France