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Bioenergy

Until today, most of the world’s energy supply has come from scarce resources like coal, oil and gas. In a future low-carbon economy, bioenergy can play a significant role and contribute substantially to the global energy supply.

Turning organic waste into energy

Biomass – be it solid, liquid or gaseous – is the only renewable energy resource to replace fossil fuels directly. For decades, Denmark has utilised biomass to produce energy. Agricultural residue, wood waste and other types of organic waste make up the major part of the biomass used in Denmark, complemented by biogas.

Today, approximately 70 per cent of renewableenergy consumption in Denmark stems from biomass. In the coming years, Danish consumption of biomass will continue to grow as a source of energy bringing heat and power to both residential
and commercial buildings.

Making use of Danish state-of-the-art technology

Denmark is among the world’s leading developers of enzymes for second-generation bioethanol production. And steady progress is being made in the development of biorefinery technologies to replace products currently based on fossil fuels with biore!ned products. Within agriculture, Denmark is spearheading new technologies to turn biogas and liquid biomass into energy, and dozens of plants, private and public alike, are already in operation today.

Due to the extensive use of bioenergy, there is an abundance of expertise available in this field. In addition to hosting several top-effcient full-scale biomass plants, Denmark is an industry hub and testing ground for modern energy technologies based on biofuels and biogas, and Danish companies and universities cooperate closely to offer world-class biobased solutions globally.

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