EUBIA AWARD 2018 winner is

NGF Nature Energy

Nature Energy is the leading producer of biomethane for the Danish gas grid – at large industrial scale biogas facilities. Nature Energy has clear goals in developing and operating large scale biogas facilities. This results in efficient biogas and biomethane production and ensures society gets the highest sustainable yield. We develop and operate biogas facilities in all parts of Denmark, locally run, and centrally monitored.

The Prize has been delivered to Ole Hvelplund, Chief Executive Officer, Denmark, on Monday 14th May at the end of the Opening Session.

26th EUBCE 2018, Bella Center, Copenhagen, 14-17 May 2018

Since 2000 EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, gives its annual prize to companies  who demonstrated an high effort in supporting biomass development at commercial and industrial level.

List of awarded organizations and individuals 2000-2017

2017 – Amec Foster Wheeler – Patrik Sundqvist –  UK – For its contribution to large-scale Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Technology applied to biomass

2016 – Novamont – Italy – For the contribution to a sustainable green chemistry sector development at industrial level

2015 – Ingelia S.L. – M. Hernandez – Spain – For the contribution to a sustainable waste biomass valorisation by bringing Hydrothermal Carbonisation Technology on Industrial scale

2014 – Mossi & Ghisolfi – D. Giordano – Italy – For the merit of bringing lignocellulosic ethanol production on industrial scale

2013 – Arkema – J. L. Dubois – France – For its research and development activities in the field of bioresources and biosourced materials

2012 – AB Powder Burners – B. Fosberg – Sweden – For its large biomass activity and job opportunities creation in Sweden

2011 – Vattenfal – G. Lundgren – Germany – For the strong efforts to introduce biomass on a large scale

2010 – E.On Gasification – B. Fredriksson – Sweden – For its important efforts into gasification development at industrial level

2009 – Schmack – M. Wittmann – Germany – For excellence in biogas operation

2008 – Global Green – A. Hansraj – Portugal – For its Sweet Sorghum commercial project initiative

2007 – Ford – W. Riecke – Europe – For its Flexible fuel vehicles manufactory

2005 – ECOTRE & Co. – F. Soldaini  – Italy – For the development of a new pelletization technology

2004 – World Bank – B. Utria – USA – For his efforts to promote Bioenergy in Africa

2002 – Coper Sucar – M. Real – Brasil – For Bioethanol production support activity

2000 – Ensyn Technology – J. Piskorz – Canada – For Flash Pyrolysis promotion in Europe

It is with great pleasure to EUBIA, the European Biomass Industry Association, announce the winner of the EUBIA Award 2017.

EUBIA Award 2017 winner is the British company
Amec Foster Wheeler

At a glance some facts about Amec Foster Wheeler:

  • 160+ years of history, operating in more than 55 countries with around 35,000 people
  • Amec Foster Wheeler serves the Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Mining, Power & Process and Environment & Infrastructure markets globally
  • Offers consultancy, engineering, project management, operations and construction services, project delivery and specialised power equipment services to customers worldwide, in both the private and public sector

EUBIA addresses its Industry Award 2017 to Amec Foster Wheeler specifically for the following considerations:

  • Concern about climate change is a key factor for developing and implementing renewable energy solutions today, and the use of biomass in power generation can contribute significantly to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide.
  • Amec Foster Wheeler has contributed since 1970 in developing advanced Circulating Fluidized Bed, the CFB technology for solid biomass fuels.
  • The extensive development has resulted the CFB technology’s established position as a viable and efficient industrial, as well as utility-scale boiler technology.
  • The fuel flexibility of CFB technology allows the utilization of a wide range of renewable and waste fuels and fuel mixes, helping to reach a goal of reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • When power plant projects are considered, efficiency, environmental performance and lately also the operational flexibility, have become the key issues.
  • The continuous development work has resulted in establishing a leading position of Foster Wheeler in large-scale combustion technology with latest reference, 299 MWe newbuilt CFB boiler in Teesside, UK, firing wood pellets and chips with high efficiency and environment friendly.
  • The CFB technology has been proven to be capable of meeting these goals in utility boilers with specialised designs for biomass firing.

Our congratulations are addressed to Amec Foster Wheeler for their contribution to high efficiency CFB technology, that indicates lower fuel consumption and also lower levels of ash and air emissions, including lower emissions of carbon dioxide.

The EUBIA Award 2017 has been handed over to Patrik Sundqvist, acting on behalf of Amec Foster Wheeler.