Success Stories

IEA Bioenergy has started to make a collection of success stories in the field of bioenergy. This is not intended to be a comprehensive exercise, but to provide a number of examples with a broad coverage in terms of geographical regions, feedstocks, conversion/end use, and actors.

A success story is defined as a project/initiative which provides a step forward towards longer-term sustainable bioenergy use. The project can be at demonstration, pre-commercial or (early) commercial stage, but always in an operational environment. An important argument is the replicability and scale-up potential of the project, and its contribution to sustainable development goals (SDGs). Where possible, success factors and constraints are also highlighted.

The latest added cases are developed in cooperation with the European ART Fuels Forum (AFF). These cases were published by AFF in February 2020, with data provided end 2019. 

 

Demonstration / pre-commercial:

Heat / power production:

– Dall Energy (Denmark) – Low emission fuel flexible biomass furnace – February 2018: Dall Energy – Low Emission Furnace_DK_Final

– Biomass heating plant, Krumpendorf (Austria) – with the power of the sun and the earth – February 2018: Biomass District Heating Krumpendorf_AT_Final

Biogas:

– BioPower2Gas (Germany), Development, simulation and evaluation of optimal performance-adjustable biogas technologies – February 2018: Bio Power 2 Gas_DE_Final

– IOC, biomethanation of organic waste (India) – February 2020 (AFF-5):  5 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_IOC_Biomethanation

– Primove Engineering, AgroGas: bioCNG from agro residues (India) – February 2020 (AFF-4): 4 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Primove_AgroGas

– GoBiGas, biomethane production via gasification of biomass (Sweden) – February 2020 (AFF-13): 13 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_GoBiGas_biomethane

 

Biofuels:

– DBT-IOC, CO2 to high value lipids (India) – February 2020 (AFF-7): 7 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_DBT-IOC-LanzaTech_CO2toLipids

– IOC, 2G Ethanol technology from Agricultural wastes (India) – February 2020 (AFF-9): 9 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_IOC_2G-Ethanol

– Reliance catalytic hydrothermal liquefaction of wet biomass, RCAT-HTL (India) – February 2020 (AFF-12): 12 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Reliance_RCAT-HTL

– All-gas, algae biofuel for vehicles (Spain) – February 2020 (AFF-16): 16 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Allgas_AlgaeBiofuels

– Chemrec / Halder-Topsoe / Volvo Bio-DME initiatives (Sweden) – February 2020 (AFF-19): 19 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_CHEMREC_BioDME


(early) Commercial application

 

Heat / power production:

– Wood-fuelled gasifier plant at Skive District Heating Company (Denmark) – February 2018: Gasifier Skive DH_DK_Final

– Large biomass CHP plant in Stockholm (Sweden), one of the largest biomass fired combined heat and power plants in the world – February 2018: Large CHP Värtaverket SE_Final

– Ontario Power Generation (Canada), Coal to biomass journey furnace – February 2018: OPG Coal to biomass CA_Final

– Bayreuth Bioenergy Region (Germany), Combining bioenergy and art projects, providing information, education and improving acceptance – February 2018: Bayreuth Bioenergy Region Art-Education Acceptance_DE_Final 

 

Biogas:

Task 37 (biogas) already published several case studies and success stories in their field. These can be found athttp://task37.ieabioenergy.com/case-studies.html AND http://task37.ieabioenergy.com/success-stories.html

Biofuels:

– SunPine tall oil diesel (Sweden) – February 2018: Sunpine Tall Oil Diesel SE_Final

– NESTE, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel (Finland, Netherlands, Singapore) – February 2020 (AFF-1): 1 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Neste_HVO

– Versalis, cellulosic ethanol commercial plant in Crescentino (Italy) – February 2020 (AFF-2): 2 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Versalis_Crescentino

– UPM Biofuels (Finland): first in the world biorefinery producing wood-based renewable diesel – February 2020 (AFF-3): 3 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_UPM_Biofuels

-The DBT-ICT 2G-Ethanol Technology (India) – November 2020 (AFF-6): 6 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_DBT-ICT_2GEthanol

– LanzaTech-Shougang, Gas fermentation to ethanol (China) – February 2020 (AFF-8): 8 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_LanzaTech-Shougang_GasFermentation

– PRAJ’s Advanced Biorefinery (India) – February 2020 (AFF-11): 11 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_PRAJ_2G-Ethanol

– Total, retrofit of La Mède crude oil refinery for HVO production (France) – February 2020 (AFF-14): 14 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Total_HVO-LaMède

– Clariant, Sunliquid lignocellulosic ethanol plant (Germany / Romania) – February 2020 (AFF-15): 15 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Clariant_SUNLIQUID-2G-Ethanol

– Empyro fast pyrolysis bio-oil production plant (Netherlands) – February 2020 (AFF-18): 18 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Empyro_FPBO

– Lantmännen Agroetanol (Sweden) – Stringent CO2 reduction criteria lead to business success – February 2018 – update November 2020 (AFF-20): 20 – AFF_IEABio_SuccessStories_Lantmannen_Agroetanol