Bioenergy is deployed internationally to generate heat and electricity, and can also be used to produce renewable transport fuels. It can be defined as the biodegradable fraction of products, wastes and residues from agricultural, forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste. Globally its use is equivalent to the consumption of gas – this makes it the largest renewable energy source in use worldwide.
re:heat’s growth and expertise is embedded in the EU’s bioenergy market which now provides about 66% of the EU’s total renewable energy, making important contributions to both renewable heat production and electricity generation. We draw upon that well-established knowledge base, and our business has grown as the market for biomass-based energy solutions has expanded in the EU and beyond.
We believe it is better to be good at one thing, and we specialise almost exclusively in the field of biomass energy. At the same time, our small scale also means we are flexible and can offer highly cost-effective services covering:
- Technical and financial due diligence;
- Business planning and project appraisal;
- Advice on project financing;
- Technical specification and design for heat, power and CHP plants;
- Sustainability auditing of supply chains and emissions;
- Regulatory compliance expertise;
- Market evaluations: offering energy and commodities price advice in global markets;
- Advice on exporting, international market barriers and opportunities;
- Procurement and planning support;
- Access to our comprehensive industry and government networks;
- Bioenergy accelerator programme management and market development support.
Our team has international expertise ranging from multi megawatt CHP plants and large scale district heating, down to small scale biomass heat plants. We are also involved in the development of fuel supply chains associated with pellets, wood chips, energy crops, co-products, residues and wastes.