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Waste is too valuable to be wasted - especially nature’s waste.
1990s, that philosophy led DONG Energy to utilise wheat straw and wood chips for
large-scale energy production in thermal power stations.
One of the most important findings was that the salts in the biomass created
problems when the biomass was burned. We found ways to work around this, and the
discoveries are the basis for the development of new technologies for mechanical
conditioning and pre-treatment of the biomass. Today these are core technologies
in Inbicon Biomass Refineries.
In the late 1990s, our core concepts were
developed. We combined biomass treatment, cellulosic ethanol technology, and
traditional ethanol technology.
In 2003, the first pilot plant was
opened, and in 2005 it was scaled up 10 times to a 24 tonnes per day capacity
In late 2009, the
first Inbicon Biomass Refinery was opened at Kalundborg and integrated with the
largest power station in Denmark - Asnæs Power Station, which is owned by DONG
In 2010, Mitsui (MES) was the first company to license our
technology for commercial use, in Southeast Asia. Kalundborg became fully
operational and the operation have been used for continuing testing and
optimising its systems. We also began global marketing of commercial scale
Inbicon Biomass Refineries.
Since 2010 we have worked intensively to
develop, mature and execute projects in Brazil, China, Denmark and several other
countries with local partners. We expect commercially operating plants within
the next few years.