Bioenergy offers a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. At Ramboll, we design and consult on bioenergy plants of all types, pushing energy efficiency to unprecedented heights.
Towards >100% efficiency with bioenergy
Bioenergy is a form of renewable energy derived from biomass such as wood chips or straw.
Although biomass is a limited resource, it ensures reliable, fuel-flexible, and dispatchable power production that balances the increasing intermittent renewable energy entering the system.
Ramboll is one of the most experienced bioenergy engineering consultancies in the world. Having worked on 60+ bioenergy plants, we specialise in delivering high efficiency rates, in some cases exceeding 100%.
Not just experts, but pioneers
In addition to developing multiple new biomass power and combined heat and power (CHP) plants, our experts were the first to pioneer solutions to convert coal plants to biomass.
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Engineering and design
Creating a more sustainable future through engineering and design excellence for our clients.
Sustainability consulting and ESG
Sustainability consulting, ESG advisory and change support that help clients decarbonise and gain competitive advantages from the transformation to a low carbon economy.
Operations and Asset Management
Creating value for asset owners and operators by maximising performance, extending lifetime, and lowering operational costs.
Coal to biomass conversion: Amager plant
Full conversion of Amager power plant in Denmark from coal to biomass, supporting the Danish capital's carbon neutral goals. We provided full spectrum consultancy across the project life cycle.
Conversion to renewables: Avedøre plant
Enabling the development and conversion of the power plant from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, primarily biomass. Ramboll has been involved in the development of Avedøre since conception and construction in the 1980s, providing Ørsted with expertise on a wide range of specialist issues.
What we offer
Ramboll designs and implements biomass-fuelled plants, from just 5MWe to over 500 MWe. These use fuels such as straw, wood chips, forest residues and waste wood. We also design and implement co-firing and 100% biomass conversion with boiler configurations up to +1000 MWth.
Biofuels and Bio-to-X
Bio-to-X is used, for example, in biorefineries that produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel. We provide best practice advice and guidance throughout all phases of Bioto-X projects, from conceptual and feasibility studies to detailed engineering, FEED, commissioning and financial close.
Biogas is versatile and can be used to provide heat, electricity, or vehicle fuel. We advise our clients on biogas projects, with services in system analyses and compressor and facility design. We also develop gas networks for biomethane in places without prior suitable infrastructure.
Anaerobic digestion and organic waste
We assist our clients in their anaerobic digestion projects throughout the entire project cycle: from the pre-study phase, preliminary design, permit applications and environmental impact assessments to final design, tendering, supervision, commissioning and performance tests.
The new rush for clean energy minerals
The cost of materials used in renewable technologies has shot up, prompting manufacturers to hike prices. But the biggest dilemma in the years to come is not price, but where these metals and minerals are sourced – and if we can get enough of them, says Hannes Reuter, MD for Energy at Ramboll
Oct 24, 2022