Biomass transport system at Avedøre Power Plant, Denmark
Biomass can be used for the production of carbon neutral bioenergy in the form of power, heat, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or biogas. There are a number of technology options available to make use of biomass as a renewable energy source, depending on the project requirements for output. The option most frequently used is thermal conversion, where the bioenergy is produced in an environmentally sustainable way in efficiently designed combustion plants. Read more about this topic on our Thermal Power page. Biomass can also be converted into energy using biochemical conversion. Read more about these processes on our Biogas page.
The type of fuel (biomass) preferred depends on primarily the client’s requirements and the project preconditions, i.e. size and purpose of the plant, Capital Expenditure (CAPEX), fuel availability, fuel prices etc. Ramboll has undertaken a number of efficient bioenergy projects using biomass. Some of the resulting plants are capable of reaching total energy efficiency rates of more than 100 percent.
We benefit from our vast experience in designing and supporting operations of dedicated and bioconverted biomass fuelled CHP and power generation plants and waste-to-energy facilities, which treat the most difficult fuel of all – waste – in an environmentally acceptable way. Please read more about our these services on our waste-to-energy page.
Bioenergy plants are frequently connected to a district heating system. Ramboll is considered one of the world's leading district heating consultancies. Learn more about this service on our District Heating page.
Our services cover the entire project cycle and include:
Ramboll has supported the development of a 320,000 m3 biomass import terminal for a power plant at Immingham in the UK. Read a conference paper on the challenges encountered in the project.
Ramboll has invented and has a patent pending on a fire fighting concept, which is highly suited for large biofuel storage facilities. View a presentation of our experience of fire safety solutions for biofuel.
Frederiksværk, Denmark, is not a big city in any way - but especially when it comes to CO2 emissions. That’s because in 2002-03, Ramboll worked with city council to install a new wood-chip boiler plant that made the total heat supply of the city CO2 neutral.
Ramboll assisted in the procurement of a new wood-chip fired biomass power plant designed to receive, handle and incinerate 55,000 tonnes of biomass per annum.
First CHP plant to mix inland fuel such as waste, straw, wood chips and bio gas.
The plant will receive up to two thousand wet tonnes of municipal sewage sludge per day, transported by road from eleven sewage treatment works. This sludge will be treated in four incineration streams, consisting of fluidized bed furnaces with heat recovery and flue gas cleaning equipment. Ramboll is ‘Independent Consultant’ for the process elements of the plant, working closely with another consultant in Hong Kong.