Planning for Biogas Plant in Denmark

Cristina C. Landt, Regin Gaarsmand, Aske Palsberg, Tyge Kjær, Flemming Goldberg-Larsen

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This article is about establishing biogas in Denmark in the region of Zealand, the challenges that are related to this establishment and how to overcome this challenges. The article highlights three reasons for these challenges: 1) Regulation, 2) The municipal planning and 3) Involved various stakeholders. It investigates how these challenges affected the process and were overcome in the establishment of Solrod Biogas. In terms of ownership and biomass input, this biogas plant is unique compared to other Danish biogas plants. The biogas plant is based on organic by-products from local industries and seaweed. The plant solves an essential environmental issue for the municipality and citizens who were affected by the smell of rotten seaweed washed up in Koge Bay. The seaweed is used as input; this solves several problems at the same time. The method used to establish Solrod Biogas was an integrated design process and goal-oriented project development. The scientific relevance, in an international context, is the planning process that was used, the use of local renewable energy sources, and the option which was used instead of the subsidy opportunities offered. The lessons learned from planning Solrod Biogas have resulted in the development of new biogas plants.
Translated title of the contributionPlanlægning for biogasanlæg i Danmark
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationFirenze
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Publication date9 Jun 2016
Pages1571 - 1578
ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-165
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2016
Event24th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - RAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam , Netherlands
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016


Conference24th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
LocationRAI Amsterdam Exhibition and Convention Centre
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  • biogas plant
  • biogas planning
  • integrated design process

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