Maabjerg Bioenergy Center: Development of technical solutions, politics and business concepts across 20 years

Tobias Pape Thomsen, Thomas Budde Christensen, Rikke Lybæk, Sune Tjalfe Thomsen, Alan Lunde, Søren Holm Pedersen

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This case describes how the Maabjerg BioEnergy biogas plant was planned and constructed as a central part of a comprehensive industrial symbiosis near Holstebro in rural Jutland, Denmark. The case also describes how – and why, the subsequent plans to evolve the Maabjerg BioEnergy biogas based symbiosis into a more advanced industrial symbiosis in the Maabjerg BioEnergy Concept to this date have been unsuccessful. The story about Maabjerg BioEnergy and the Maabjerg BioEnergy Concept is a story about technical, economical and administrative challenges as well as a story about innovative technical, economical and administrative solutions. In addition, it is a story about a pioneering spirit developing and solidifying within the Danish bio-based economy, about the rise and fall of hopes and ambitions for fast development towards a green transportation sector, and about the slow and tiresome process of realizing new biorefinery concepts and symbiosis ideas and related markets and policies in Denmark and EU.
Translated title of the contributionMaabjerg bioenergicenter: Udvikling af tekniske løsninger, politik og forretningskoncepter igennem 20 år
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoskilde Universitet
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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