Arising from the breakdown of organic waste such as sewage, biogas is a low-cost and reliable fuel source that can be used for both heating and electricity
Biogas is a type of biofuel that arises from the breakdown of organic waste such as sewage. Produced in anaerobic environments (those devoid of oxygen), using biogas offers a number of benefits. It is a low-cost and reliable fuel source that can be used for both heating and electricity. Using biogas lowers greenhouse gas emissions, reduces landfill, thereby protecting the water supply from toxic elements. Denmark is working towards eliminating the use of natural gas and is the leading country in Europe based on the share of biogas in the gas transmission system.
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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 […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
Total energy renovation of the treatment plant at Egaa, just outside Aarhus, means that Aarhus Vand is setting new standards for developing treatment plants from energy guzzlers into energy producers. This has happened through entirely new technologies that exploit the green energy-production potentials in wastewater. The topping-out is a milestone in the technological development of […]
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.
In the summer of 2016, a new high-tech biogas facility (in Danish: Sønderjysk Biogas) will start converting local manure and straw into green energy. When completed, this flagship project will be one of the largest and most efficient facilities in Denmark. The plant will be able to handle 600,000 tons of biomass and produce 21 […]
On-Site Energy Production At Green Solution House we produce energy. Solar cells integrated into the facades and glazed ceilings generate electricity. Our on-site pyrolysis plant converts organic waste to electricity and heat. Additional hot water is generated with a solar thermal plant integrated into the landscape. Since renovating the 30 year old swimming pool was […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
The Danish Energy Industries Federation is the energy sector federation within the Confederation of Danish Industry, Denmark’s largest private business organisation. The Danish Energy Industries Federation represents 400 companies active within: Manufacturing and developing energy technology Offering advisory services in the field of energy Producing and distributing energy Offering energy services Extracting energy resources The […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
In simple terms, Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) is testing, verifying and documenting the performance of an environmental technology. The aim of ETV is to validate that the technology suits its purpose and performs as claimed. This means that your environmental technology can obtain a quality stamp from an independent verification unit in form of a […]
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 […]
In Thisted Municipality we have two national Test Centers and development is also taking place within biogas and solar energy. Large Wind Turbines In 2012 the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, Oesterild, was opened. It has a capacity of 7 test benches for wind turbines with a height up to 250m. For more […]
Food waste and vegetable or fruit peelings are directly emptied into the BioMaster® and then converted into a homogeneous biomass. The need for additional water is minimal as the food already contains a high volume of natural liquid. The biomass is pumped by a specially designed pump through a closed system into a Biotank. The […]
Biological phosphorous removal with Side Stream Hydrolysis (SSH) When introducing side stream hydrolysis on a part stream of the return sludge, an easily degradable carbon source is obtained for biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal. The hydrolysis produces easily degradable organic material (VFA) on a small flow of the return sludge with long retention time (20 […]
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 […]
Biogas is a renewable energy source from the decomposition (gasification) of biomass as for example waste from agriculture, households and industries. Energinet.dk works with research and development, which makes it possible in various ways to increase the use of renewable energy in the natural gas system. We aim at using the natural gas grid for […]
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 […]
Oil supplies are diminishing and the world is demanding locally produced energy that is carbon-dioxide-neutral and compatible with the environment. The answer is biogas, a renewable gas that can be used for heating, as well as fuel for vehicles and in industrial processes. The potential of biogas is significant and has great importance in creating […]