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.
Find more information on www.eubia-award.com
This year BTG-BTL was awarded the first international order for a production facility in Finland, which will produce 20 million litres of pyrolysis oil per year from sawdust. It is expected that the construction of this facility in Finland will generate 100 full-time jobs – said Giuliano Grassi, EUBIA Secretary General, while delivering the prize. This is a successful example of how some decades of continuous commitment, research, development and innovation can lead to clean energy, jobs and growth from biomass in a sustainable way.
The EUBIA Award 2019 has been handed over to René Venendaal, BTG Biomass Technology Group, Chief Executive Officer
2018 – NGF Nature Energy – Denmark – For its contribution as largest biogas producer in Denmark and a wonderful example of a green transformation of the gas sector.
2017 – Amec Foster Wheeler – 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. – Spain – For the contribution to a sustainable waste biomass valorisation by bringing Hydrothermal Carbonisation Technology on Industrial scale
2014 – Mossi & Ghisolfi – Italy – For the merit of bringing lignocellulosic ethanol production on industrial scale
2013 – Arkema – France – For its research and development activities in the field of bioresources and biosourced materials
2012 – AB Powder Burners – Sweden – For its large biomass activity and job opportunities creation in Sweden
2011 – Vattenfal – Germany – For the strong efforts to introduce biomass on a large scale
2010 – E.On Gasification – Sweden – For its important efforts into gasification development at industrial level
2009 – Schmack – Germany – For excellence in biogas operation
2008 – Global Green – Portugal – For its Sweet Sorghum commercial project initiative
2007 – Ford Europe – For its Flexible fuel vehicles manufactory
2005 – ECOTRE & Co. – Italy – For the development of a new pelletization technology
2004 – World Bank – USA – For his efforts to promote Bioenergy in Africa
2002 – Coper Sucar – Brasil – For Bioethanol production support activity
2000 – Ensyn Technology – Canada – For Flash Pyrolysis promotion in Europe