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The bio-energy industry is the biggest contributor to Denmark's green energy transition - offering opportunities for international companies that are looking to invest.

Denmark strongly encourages the production and use of bio-energy through supportive government initiatives and ambitious political targets for renewable energy. Our extensive agricultural sector including large livestock farms is a key source of the feedstock.

Go Green with the Bio-energy industry in Denmark

Long-term Government Support for Green Transition

  • Biogas plays a crucial role in the government’s green transition strategy.
  • The Climate Act commits the government to achieve a 70% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
  • The 2020 Climate Action Plan sets out concrete initiatives for achieving the 70%-target. This includes initiatives and subsidy schemes for the biogas sector amounting to a total of DKK 13.6 billion until 2049.

Research and Development

  • A number of funding opportunities available at various stages of business maturity. These include the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), which supports private companies and universities in developing and demonstrating new energy technology.
  • Denmark has a strong knowledge base anchored at universities and technical institutions as well as world-class test and development facilities
  • National innovation network for biomass (INBIOM). A network of 1600 biomass and biogas stakeholders in Denmark.

The Danish Bio-energy Cluster in Numbers

  • 48 biogas plants are connected to the gas grid.
  • 8-10 plants are under development.
  • Political goal to transition to 100% biogas consumption.
  • Available raw material from industry, agriculture and households can support an increase in biogas production from 20 petajoules in 2020 to 94 petajoules in 2040.
  • In 2017, 5.8 million tonnes of straw was produced with significant amounts available for biogas production.
  • Biogas production has quadrupled from under 5 petajoule in 2018 to 22 petajoule in 2023.
  • The Danish Energy Agency expects biogas production to exceed 42 petajoule in 2030.

Consistent policy support and technological advancements have enabled a rapid increase in the production of biogas. In 2020, biogas constituted 20% of Denmarks entire consumption. There are sufficient amounts of industrial, agricultural and household waste to increase production from 20 petajoules in 2020 to 94 petajoules in 2040.  Methanisation (Power to Gas) could increase this amount by an additional 35 petajoules.

A long record of accomplishment and positive framework conditions have created a strong bioenergy cluster with extensive expertise concerning construction and operation of biogas plants.

Denmark provides a fast growing market opportunity for construction and operation of industrial scale biogas plants and upgrading plants.

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