Biomass.dk establishes storage facility at the Port of Hirtshals


When Biomass.dk soon erects the first stage of a large and modern storage facility for liquid biomass at the Port of Hirtshals, it will be a step into the future - both for the green agenda and for the fish processing cluster in Hirtshals.

The first three tanks, that eventually will become a part of a large biomass storage facility, are expected to arrive at the Port of Hirtshals during week 42. The tanks are shipped to Hirtshals on low loaders by ro/ro vessel, after which they are erected and assembled on the leased commercial land. The facility should be ready for operation during November.

- We had explored a number of alternatives, before we made the final decision to locate our storage facility at the Port of Hirtshals. However, our findings clearly indicated that we will achieve the geographically most optimal location and infrastructure at the Port of Hirtshals - both in relation to inflow of biomass and future sales, says Jens R. Schrøder, CEO of Biomass.dk.

The storage facility will be located on Willemoesvej at the Port of Hirtshals.
The storage facility will be located on Willemoesvej at the Port of Hirtshals.

Biomass.dk, the company behind the project, is specialised in recycling of organic waste - biomass - which, among other things, are used in the production of biomethane in the Danish biogas industry. Besides contributing to the green transition and reducing the total environmental impact of the energy production, Biomass.dk's new facility become an important part of the food cluster at the Port of Hirtshals through collaborations with the fishing industry.

In order to transport the tanks, they have been cut in half. When the parts arrive in Hirtshals, they are erected and assembled directly on the leased commercial land.
In order to transport the tanks, they have been cut in half. When the parts arrive in Hirtshals, they are erected and assembled directly on the leased commercial land.

The Northern European market forms the basis of the activities of the company, and thus Biomass.dk receives waste materials such as ensilage from the North Atlantic salmon industry, glycerine/glycerol from biodiesel productions and other similar products.

With the three tanks that each has a height of 13 metres and a diameter of 11 metres, Biomass.dk can receive volumes up to 3,500 tonnes. Together with the storage facility, more large-dimensioned pipelines directly to the quayside are also established. These pipelines enable a fast pumping directly from the ship into the storage tanks as well as the handling of different types of products and thus an efficient product handling.

Biomass.dk was founded in 2018 with the aim of establishing and handling large quantities of organic waste for making green biogas. Biomass.dk is part-owned by Grøngas and the world's largest private energy company, E.ON.