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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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.
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.
According to a memorandum published by Green Gas Denmark on the 14th of November, Denmark’s gas grid could be running entirely on green gas in 2035. Thus, Denmark could be the first European country to become independent of natural gas and cover their consumption entirely through gas produced from food waste, industrial waste and agricultural by-products.
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.
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.
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 […]
One of the world’s largest biomass-fuelled CHP plant has been built in an urban context in Stockholm as an extension of the existing Värtaverket. Värtaverket is surrounded by industrial, office, residential and recreational areas. This major extension was required to show consideration for its neighbours, and respect the presence of a number of protected oak […]
The most valuable form of energy is electricity. Unfortunately, large scale storage is difficult and electric power must be produced when used. A base load in the electric system from wind power, hydro power or other renewable resources delivers electrical energy whereas thermal plants (nuclear or combustion based) supply electricity at a specified power and […]
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 […]