Derived from biological organisms such as corn, straw, plants, animal waste, offal and perennial grasses, agricultural biomass can be transformed into energy and other value-added products
Agricultural biomass is matter derived from biological organisms such as corn, straw, plants, animal waste, offal and perennial grasses. As with other types of biomass, agricultural biomass can be transformed into energy and other value-added products, such as bioplastics, medicine, biochemicals, etc. This ensures the most optimal use of the biomass as waste and pollution is reduced. Moreover, utilising agricultural residues and by-products can reinvigorate rural economies and secure their energy independence. As the global leader in utilising agricultural residues, Denmark is pioneering the use of agricultural biomass to create energy and high-value products.
We invite you to explore solutions related to agricultural biomass in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how agricultural biomass can help solve your environmental issues.
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The European Union is pushing its member states to implement any measure that can minimize agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Extracting proteins from forage grasses and legumes is possible and it does indeed represent a more climate- and environmental solution, as grass and legumes are perennial high yielding crops in protein output and carbon sequestration.
Research from Aalborg University in Denmark projects a fourfold increase in European biogas production by 2030, thereby allowing at least 20 per cent of the transport sector to operate on green fuels.
A new report from Aarhus University reveals the competencies of the Danish agriculture and food cluster in reusing residuals and by-products from food production to create new products such as biogas and animal feed. The cluster’s focus on recirculation and efficient utilisation of resources creates positive environmental impacts and minimises food waste and loss.
At the end of September, Denmark played host to a group of 14 waste and biogas professionals from the USA that were visiting the country to learn more about the role of biogas in the Danish energy system. Chris Voell, Director, US Environmental Protection Agency’s AgSTAR Program and Co-Chair of the Global Methane Initiative Biogas Subcommittee was one of the delegates.
Countries across the globe are currently gathering at the UN’s headquarters in New York to discuss how to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the week, the Danish agriculture and food cluster is presenting concrete examples of proven solutions that can make a tangible contribution to achieving the SDGs.
The aim of the white paper is to share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences from our ongoing transition to a sustainable agriculture and food cluster that is based on renewable biological resources and ultra resource-efficient production. We believe that by doing so, we can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the global […]
Materials from the forests and oceans are replacing plastics and other fossil-based products on an ever wider scale. Clearer policy objectives, more research, and support for bioeconomic clusters are required to support these innovative new products and businesses. These are just three of the fifteen ways that the Nordic countries can continue on their path to a bio-based economy. At a meeting in Sweden this week, the ministers responsible for sustainable growth adopted a Nordic action plan.
Nordic countries are often perceived as leaders in the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable society, but does this claim stack up in reality and what lessons do they offer for other regions? Participate in the upcoming Nordic Clean Energy Week 21-25 May in Copenhagen and Malmö to discover for yourself.
One of Denmark’s largest biomass fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants is located in the Aarhus area and was put into operation in spring 2017. It is a vital part of the Municipality of Aarhus’ Climate Strategy, which has replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy as one of its cornerstones.
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Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
Kinetic Biofuel is a partnership between C.F. Nielsen and BioFuel Technology combining biomass briquetting experience with Biofuel experience. The co-operation was initiated through a development program together with the University of Aarhus in Foulum. The development program is supported with funds from the Danish Energy Ministry’s EUDP programme.
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The Dall Energy Multipurpose Biomass Furnace is a new combustion design which combines in one unit the updraft gasification technology with a gas combustion section above the gasifier. Benefits of this new technology include low concentrations of particles, CO and NOX and stable concentrations by operation in the whole operation area from 20 % to […]
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – Value Creation of the Future The use of CFD in Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHP) means that you can have access to data on combustion processes, which otherwise would be impossible or very difficult to get as it either requires multiple stops in production or building an exact model […]
Miscanthus together with willow and poplar can be the key to solving one of the future’s largest challenges of securing sufficient renewable energy that is sustainable in relation to the environment, the climate and the food supply. Scientists at Aarhus University believe that they will be able to double the amount of bioenergy produced from […]
The world’s area of arable land is limited, and at the same time the need for biological products for food, feed and energy is increasing. This calls for alternative solutions – for instance growth of marine bio-based products. Macroalgae represent a huge unexploited biological resource. They have many advantages making them a potential solution: Macroalgae […]
Energy2020 comprises the interaction of the following main activities: Energy Accounts: An account has been created for all consumed energy in the whole of the geographical area of the municipality. Ringkøbing-Skjern is Denmark’s largest municipality geographically, and here the total energy consumption is 10.6 PJ. An equal amount of renewable energy must be produced locally. […]
Topsoe’s TIGAS technology converts waste wood into synthetic gasoline. No adjustments are needed – TIGAS gasoline is compatible with existing engines and fuelling stations. Comparable prices The TIGAS demonstration project converts 20 tons of waste wood into synthetic gasoline daily. This climate-friendly gasoline has the same fuel properties as gasoline based on oil – at comparable production prices. […]
In the research programme ForskEL’s projects on biomass – as for example straw and waste from households and industry – research is undertaken into combustion and gasification of biomass and waste and the handling of biomass resources. A new focus area is the integrated planning of electricity and heat generation with biofuel production for the […]
As transmission system operator, Energinet.dk must ensure that R&D is conducted for the benefit of Danish society and the electricity sector. Energinet.dk finances its R&D activities on the basis of the electricity and natural gas transmission tariffs, and conducts a number of R&D activities. However, R&D is generally carried out by external collaboration partners. ForskEL […]