Danish Dong Energy becomes co-founder of bioenergy consortium
Aug 26, 2011 - Danish state-owned utility Dong Energy A/S announced today that it had established a bioenergy consortium called Mabjerg Energy Concept in a partnership with local players.
In addition to Dong Energy, the participants in the consortium are Vestforsyning, Struer Forsyning and waste company Nomi.
Vestforsyning's CEO Jorgen Udby has been appointed chairman of Mabjerg Energy Concept, Dong Energy said.
The consortium will determine the level of profitability of a number of bioenergy projects and will also explore project opportunities in the form of new plants and conversion of existing plants.
Mabjerg Energy Concept will look specifically at the possibilities of constructing a second-generation bioethanol plant, expanding the existing Maabjerg BioEnergy biogas plant by adding a hydrogen generation plant, as well as converting the existing biomass-fired CHP plant to enable it to handle waste products from the bioethanol plant in future, Dong Energy added.
The consortium will also examine the possibility of constructing a waste treatment plant which will use enzymes to separate waste fractions for use in biogas production.