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US Private Sector Dairy Delegation Trip – Denmark, January 31 – February 4, 2022

Participate in US private sector dairy delegation trip – Denmark to visit with key stakeholders from the American biogas sector

Take part in the delegation promotion of Danish biogas technologies including presentations, meetings and tours. The Trade Council of North America’s Biogas Team is organizing this event together with Danish Agriculture & Food Council. The Trade Council in Denmark is supporting the event financially.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Danish companies within biogas production, services, solutions for:

  • Anaerobic digester design and operation
  • Biogas treatment and upgrading to RNG
  • Food waste pre-treatment
  • Manure and organics pumping
  • Fertilizer production
  • Enzymes for organics treatment & biogas enhancement
  • Manure preparation, handling and storage
  • Digester mixing

Danish companies participating in this delegation will have opportunity to:

  • Access to approx. 15 influential US dairy biogas private stakeholders during five-day trip.
  • Present technology/company for the group in-person.
  • Showcase operational technology/service in a project setting.
  • Join delegates on the tour bus if desired (1 rep/company)

BIOGAS IN THE US
The potential for biogas project expansion in the United States is massive. While there are currently a little more than 2,000 biogas projects operating in the US, the American Biogas Council projects that this number could expand to more than 12,000 with billions of USD investment being made in the process.

The US and European Union recently joined the Global Methane Pledge. Countries that join the Pledge commit to a collective goal of reducing methane emissions by at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030. This will provide the platform for enhanced collaboration and export potential between the US and Denmark.
The US federal and state agencies have also begun to focus more financial resources on the reduction and capture of biogas (methane) resulting from the digestion of manure, food waste and other agricultural residuals. Currently nine states have regulations in place to divert food waste from landfilling and to a higher and better use. More pressure is also being put on US farmers to reduce their carbon footprint.

Danish companies have made inroads into the US biogas market, but much remains to be done. Establishing strong relationships with US project developers, equipment suppliers, consulting engineers, and investors as well as demonstrating Danish technology solutions in person is critical to continued growth.

PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS AND SITE VISITS
The delegation trip is an opportunity to meet important stakeholders from across the US biogas sector who will be visiting Denmark. During the trip, we will highlight Danish excellence in biogas to:

  • Promote environmental sustainability
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Set high standards for animal health
  • Reduce operational costs at the farm

Benefits to Danish company participants include the opportunity to network with primary stakeholders from the private dairy biogas sector from the US.

Each Danish company will be given the opportunity to make a 20-minute presentation (with Q&A session) to the entire delegation in an office setting. Invited stakeholders will include approximately 15 decision makers from the US dairy biogas market to include:

  • Project developers
  • Equipment suppliers
  • Engineering, Procurement & Construction Firms
  • Consulting engineers
  • Dairy industry associations
  • Investors
  • Gas utilities

Planned meetings with the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Food & Bio Cluster Denmark will provide an overview and perspective on growth of the biogas sector in the country.

Potential site tours to highlight Danish innovations include:

  • Danish Agriculture and Food Council/ Agro Food Park
  • Novozymes Innovation Campus
  • Olstykke Food Waste Facility
  • Holsted Biogas Plant
  • Dairy Farm - TBD
  • Herjskov Maelk 
  • Blabjerg Biogas Plant
  • Mansson Biogas Plant
  • Food & BioCluster Denmark – Biogas R&D Facility
  • K/Agro Biogas Plant
  • Frederikshavn Food Waste Facility

If your company is interested in the US dairy biogas market, being part of this delegation will provide an ideal platform to engage and understand the drivers of the dairy biogas sector and showcase your solution.

PRICE
The price for participation is DKK 3,700.

HOW TO REGISTER
Please use this link to register at the latest on November 19, 2021.

CONTACT
If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Michael Stahlschmidt
mis@lf.dk
Direct: +45 33 39 42 36
Mobile: +45 21 24 17 11

Embassy of Denmark, Washington
Cecilie Engell Sørensen
cecsor@um.dk
Direct +1 202 797-5353
Mobile +1 202 251-9555

 

Please also see our other activities in the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.

 

 

 

Michael Stahlschmidt