Biorefineries are an essential element in the transition towards a bio-based economy, where renewable biological resources provide energy and industrial raw materials
A biorefinery functions much like an oil refinery, the difference being that biomass is the resource utilised to create value-added products, such as heat, power, chemicals, fuel, food, feed and materials. Biorefineries are an essential element in the transition towards a bio-based economy, where renewable biological resources provide energy and industrial raw materials. Doing so accelerates the shift away from the use of fossil fuels, extracts maximum value from the entire value chain and paves the way for sustainable economic growth. The global leader in terms of utilisation of agricultural residues, Denmark is continuously expanding the range of innovative products supplied by biorefineries, with innovative biobased medicine and bioplastics being key examples.
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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.
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.
A new resource and energy plant is to contribute to a greener Hamburg. The plant will be the city’s new green energy symbol and it marks the change from traditional waste incineration to an integrated use of energy resources in the waste.
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Employment within green goods and services in Denmark grew by 4% in 2016, according to recent data released by the official Danish statistical agency, Statistics Denmark. The increased employment corresponds to a parallel increase in revenue in the sector.
As something new, State of Green will bring you an overview of the most-read stories each month. This way, you have the chance to catch up on news items you may have missed that were popular with our readers. The news items are listed in descending order, where the article that garnered the most amount of views appears first.
Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by the governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organisations will be launched today at the United Nations headquarters.
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.
Renew Energy is part of the development of a large biomass project on St. Croix U.S. Virgin Island, together with the US development company Tibbar Energy. The biomass facility will produce biogas through the process of anaerobic digestion of the feedstock Giant King Grass. This agricultural energy crops will be grown on more than 1,000 […]
Renew Energy is providing serviced consulting to the expansion of Blaabjerg Biogas, a centralised co-operative biogas plant, established by 49 farmers. The plant has undergone a number of expansions in the past five years, the latest in 2014 where a new 9 km gas line to Nymindegab is under construction. The first supply of biogas […]
The Allter Power Biogas Project is located in Melno, Poland and is a complete Mix Anaerobic Digester Plant. Renew Energy has been involved in both support and supervision during engineering and construction, and has handled a following service contract. The project utilises proven co-digestion technology to process approximately 84,000 tons per year of both organic […]
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 […]
Development of sustainable energy systems. The oil that we extract from the earth today has been created over millions of years. However, it is possible to speed up the process of turning organic material into crude oil by means of a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process. HTL is one of several technologies that Aarhus University will […]
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 […]
Emission reduction is a part of the business strategy and the long term vision is to fly with zero emissions. On every single flight SAS strives to reduce its impact by punctuality, fuel optimization, new technology, renewal of the aircraft fleet which is all part of a certified environment system and LEAN management. SAS aims […]
In the sustainability field SAS has a long tradition of being in the forefront amongst global aviation players. A part of SAS sustainable solution is a good network. On a global scale only SAS upholds ISO 14001 and EMAS environmental certification and ambitious environmental goals are established concerning emissions from flights, fuel use and energy […]
CO2 collected through a biorefining process can be used for a number of different purposes. Besides fiber, protein and bioethanol, the production procedures clean CO2, which can be collected and used in e.g. greenhouses to increase the airs amount of CO2, or in fizz for beer and soda. The product can also be used for […]
Fibre produced in Denmark Fibre from Hveiti is produced on feed wheat. Normally, feed wheat is not suitable for producing food, but through a biorefining process – using a new technique where 50 % of the fibers are peeled off the grain – it can be used for both food and feed. On a yearly basis, […]
Sustainable alternative to soybean protein The protein product (PDGS) produced by Hveiti is a sustainable alternative to soybean protein imported from South America and can be used as a blend in feed for pigs, cattle, chickens and fish. Improved digestibility The PDGS is fermented, which means that it is processed. This makes it easier for the […]
DBH Technology is in the process of starting Denmark’s first sustainable biorefinery – Hveiti. The fundamental idea came from a recognition of a general need for a better use of resources. If we are to do something about climate change and the rising demand for food, we have to change our attitude towards the way […]