Pannonia Bio Zrt. is continuously seeking to improve and maintain key partner and stakeholder relationships. As a biorefinery operating in the rural town of Dunaföldvár, we aim to uplift the local community through strategic investment programmes.

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Pannonia Bio update

Pannonia Bio Zrt., Hungary's largest biorefinery, announces that it appointed Pavel Kudriavtcev as its new CEO effective March 2020 and announces the release of a five year economic impact assessment by HETFA Research Institute.

Pannonia Bio’s Social and Economic Impact Assessment

Pannonia Bio operates a biorefinery in Dunaföldvár, Tolna County, Hungary. The plant, the largest corn processing facility in Central and Eastern Europe, uses state-of-the-art production processes and is a nursery for development of new bio-based technologies. From its beginnings as a bioethanol producer in 2012, the biorefinery has almost tripled in size and developed into a multi-product facility. Today, nutrition, health, biochemical and fuel bioproducts are manufactured as alternatives to fossil materials.  The biorefinery is also the largest ethanol plant in Europe, one of the most efficient biorefineries in the world and has a mission to mitigate climate change. An in-house R&D team of 40 engineers and scientists has enabled diversification into new products and technologies.

Pannonia Bio is donating WHO-recommended hand and surface disinfectants to hospitals and health-care facilities

Pannonia Bio recently allocated part of its workforce to produce World Health Organisation (WHO) disinfectants.

Pannonia Bio joins forces to ensure vital supply

Pannonia Bio Zrt., along with a number of Hungarian food, agricultural and pharmaceutical companies, joined forces with authorities to ensure continued (domestic and international) supply of vital products for the coming months.

Strengthening Irish and Hungarian interconnections

In the spirit of cultivating close relations between the two countries, Pannonia Bio once again sponsored the annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities engaged by the Irish Hungarian Business Circle (IHBC).

Pannonia Bio reaches out in Dunaföldvár

Pannonia Bio donated 3 000 000 HUF towards community initiatives in Dunaföldvár during December this year – The Future of Our Children ("Gyermekeink Jövőjéért") foundation in Kossuth Lajos street received 1 500 000 HUF whilst the remainder was given to Dunaföldvár’s local government, Red Cross and Child Welfare and Basic Services to distribute food to those in need between 24 December 2018 to 2 January 2019.

Pannonia Gold awarded VLOG certification

Pannonia Gold protein animal feed has been awarded the highest level of GMO free quality certification in Europe, the “Ohne GenTechnik” seal, from a top German certification body, VLOG. The certification guarantees retail chain buyers that the products they purchase are GMO free.

Pannonia bio supports v4+4 crop-based biofuel advocacy

Pannonia Bio is an active participant in a group of 31 biofuel producers from the Visegrad 4 countries, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic, together with Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania that advocates for the interests of crop-based biofuel producers and agriculture in Europe.

Pannonia Bio Name Change

We changed our name to Pannonia Bio Zrt. By rebranding ourselves and becoming a truly bio-based technology company with nutritional, agricultural and bioethanol product lines, we believe we will be providing our customers with the most innovative technological services available to the market today. 


Pannonia Bio is the leading renewable ethanol producer in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). 

The company offers stable, long-term employment opportunities, attractive compensation packages and outstanding working conditions in a dynamic business environment.


Pannonia Bio operates a biorefinery in Dunaföldvár, Tolna County, Hungary with feed grade corn as the biomass used in processing. Animal feed, bioethanol and corn oil are produced from this feedstock. Farms in the region supply over one million tons of corn to the plant each year. From this, the refinery produces 325,000 tons of animal feed, 450 million litres of bioethanol and 10,000 tons of corn oil.


A modern biorefinery is able to bring economic and social recovery to rural communities, and it was revealed in a study entitled "Sustainable rural renaissance through an example of a bioethanol plant", which was presented at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.


Pannonia Bio Zrt. signed a EUR 135 million credit agreement with the Hungarian Bank Consortium, established with the participation of Budapest Bank, K & H, Magyar Export-Import Bank and Raiffeisen Bank.

Pannonia Bio will thus be able to further increase its capacity to produce bioethanol and non-GM animal feed, to make it more efficient and to make new investments in biotechnology. It also creates new jobs and further exports and increases the degree to which fodder can be bought.