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Who we are.

Our profile

The DBI Group is an independent group of companies organised by DVGW e.V. and deals with topics along the entire value chain from gas production, storage, transport/distribution through to the efficient and environmentally friendly use of renewable energy sources. DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, which emerged from the gas technology departments of the German Fuel Institute in 1991, combines both the development of new technologies for the utilisation of renewable gaseous energy sources and the introduction of innovative technologies into practice. As a research-intensive medium-sized company, the focus is on innovative engineering and services. The subsidiary, DBI – Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH Freiberg, has been researching fundamental issues since 1997. In addition to research activities, further training programmes are offered and testing activities are carried out in the independent energy testing laboratory. Due to the group structure, the research results are quickly transferred to the service sector of the energy and gas industry.

The DBI Group has highly qualified employees, a modern infrastructure with outstanding laboratory technology and a corporate philosophy that is orientated towards innovative technologies, current R&D trends and compliance with research policy premises. Through the continuous development of the corporate strategy, the traditional research fields of gas production, gas storage, gas transport and gas applications have been steadily expanded to include innovative fields with high R&D dynamics and growing market potential.

The company specialises in the fields of energy, environmental and gas technology as well as renewable energy technologies with many years of relevant experience, particularly in classic engineering planning services and the testing and maintenance of systems and devices in accordance with regulations. As a pioneer in hydrogen research, the group of companies makes a significant contribution to innovative developments in the field of hydrogen. The DBI Group employs more than 150 people in Freiberg and Leipzig who are working to transform today’s natural gas supply into a CO2-free or CO2-neutral energy system using renewable gases such as hydrogen in order to achieve climate targets in a cost-effective manner.


Our corporate structure

DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • 100% subsidiary of the DVGW Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V.
  • Private company
  • Engineering, consulting and industry-orientated research and development
  • Accredited chemical laboratory

DBI – Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH Freiberg

  • 100% subsidiary of DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Non-profit research organisation
  • Basic and applied research
  • Accredited testing laboratory and training centre

We are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015

Over 65 years of experience.

Our company history

Changing challenges as well as new trends and technologies influence our daily work.
Today, our employees work at two locations in Saxony for the success of the Group.
Based on 65 years of experience in the energy and gas industry, we are constantly growing with our tasks and ideas.



Mission. Vision. Guiding principles. Values.

Our mission statement

Our society and the world of work are undergoing profound change. In our fields of work, this change is characterised by complex challenges and issues such as achieving climate targets, decentralisation, defossilisation and digitalisation, as well as the associated uncertainties. As an organisation, we are required to develop innovative solutions, act pragmatically and adapt continuously. In order to master current and future challenges even better together, we act in accordance with our mission statement:

Networks. Co-operations.

Our memberships

Together with other companies and partners, ecological aspects of the future energy supply can be advanced. We pass on our expertise and research findings and jointly transfer new developments into practice.

Pooling knowledge together.

The Gaswirtschaftliche Beirat

The “Gaswirtschaftliche Beirat” is an independent organisation under the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg e.V. It acts in close cooperation with the Förderkreis Gastechnik. Promotion of research in the energy and gas industry.

Would you like to support the Gaswirtschaftliche Beirat? Get to know us and become a member.

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Facts and figures

You can find even more information and a quick overview of us here.


9 specialist departments work with expertise along the entire natural gas and hydrogen value chain.


More than 150 employees are working on the energy
expertise on the energy transition.


Our employees and students come from 5 different nationalities.


Every year, we contribute to the promotion of young talent in the industry with more than 10 theses.


We have worked on 172 research/projects in Germany,
the European Union and worldwide.


We currently have 9 patents and utility models registered.


We use 24 memberships to exchange ideas and network.


At least 125 litres of coffee & tea are drunk on average
drunk per working day. Sometimes even more …

Your contact to us

Managing Director Engineering & Consulting

Gert Müller-Syring

(+49) 341 – 2457 113

Managing Director Research & Development

Dr. Jörg Nitzsche

(+49) 3731 – 4195 300

Your career at the DBI Group

Over 150 motivated employees, flat hierarchies and a pleasant working atmosphere are the hallmarks of a committed team. We see ourselves as a reliable employer that supports and challenges its employees throughout their careers. We employ people who are committed to our corporate goals. We are a family-friendly company and expressly follow the legal principles of equal treatment.

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