Woody biomass, such as wood pellets and wood chips, are a necessity to supplement intermittent energy sources such as solar energy and wind power
The burning of wood as a fuel source is a centuries-old practice. Today, wood is still the most widespread form of biomass in Europe, as it is recognised that woody biomass offers significant environmental benefits. By utilising forestry residues and agricultural by-products, waste is avoided. Provided the forest is managed sustainably, a continuous cycle of harvesting and regrowth occurs, making biomass a low-cost, low carbon, multipurpose option that can be used as a baseload fuel for both heat and power generation in combined heat and power plants. In Denmark, woody biomass and straw account for almost 70 per cent of renewable-energy consumption, where they provide stability and balance to the grid.
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A new report from the University of Copenhagen shows that the burning of wood is significantly more climate-friendly than coal and a little more climate-friendly than natural gas in the long run. For the first time, researchers have quantified how the transition of 10 Danish combined heat and power plants (CHP plants) from coal or natural gas to biomass has affected their greenhouse gas emissions.
The Danish government and eight signatory parties across the political spectrum have entered into an agreement on legal requirements for wood biomass used to produce heat and electricity in Denmark. Among other things, it must provide greater assurance that the biomass used is as sustainable and climate-friendly as possible.
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.
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.
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.
New report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that onshore wind is now as affordable as any other energy source. The continued fall in prices means that not only solar and onshore wind, but also offshore wind and other renewable energy sources, will be cheaper than energy generated by fossil fuels by 2020.
A recently released report by the International Energy Agency focusses on bioenergy and outlines the technological developments and policy actions required to unlock bioenergy’s potential.
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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.
Brewery Vestfyen has switched from fossil fuels to biomass. The former oil boilers has been replaced with a 4 MW woodchip fire steam boiler plant. The plant is able to deliver up to 6.015 kg steam pr. hour. The brewery is medium-sized and produces over 120 million units of beer and soft drinks on bottle or […]
Warwick Mills is a leader in the engineering of technical textiles for protective applications. Warwick Mills develop and integrate complex fiber composites for the most challenging safety applications. Charlie Howland, the owner and manager of Warwick Mills was searching for a biomass furnace that could burn VOC´s in the ventilation air from the factory had very low emissions […]
The Dall Energy biomass furnace combines updraft gasification and gas combustion. Hereby several advantages are achieved: The plant becomes simpler and cheaper, the emissions are reduced and the furnace can regulate between 10-100%. In the bottom part, the solid fuel is converted into a burnable gas and fine ash. In the top layer, the fuel is […]
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. […]
Biomass includes in principle all biological material, which in a matter of years will break down into CO2 and water. This is why biomass is regarded as a renewable energy source. Biomass includes waste products from the farming and forest industries, e.g. straw, saw dust and wood chips. When treated correctly, these renewable energy sources […]