Coal is the most carbon-emitting source of energy. We’ve decided to phase out coal completely by 2023 and are converting our combined heat and power stations to run on sustainable biomass.
So far, five power plant units have been converted, enabling us to reduce our coal consumption by 82% since 2006.
Using residues of woods to produce green heat and power
Contrary to coal, biomass is part of the short natural carbon cycle where plants and trees naturally grow, mature, die and decompose.
The biomass we source is a residue from the production of high-value timber.
It’s primarily made from forest and wood-working residues as well as damaged timber, and timber with no other commercial use.
Goal to reach 100% certified biomass
In 2018, 83% of the sustainable biomass sourced by Ørsted was certified by a third party in accordance with the Danish Industry Agreement, compared to 72% in 2017. We have a target of sourcing only certified sustainable biomass by 2020. To achieve this goal, we work with our suppliers and their sub-suppliers to get all non-certified sustainable supply chains certified.
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In Ørsted we see waste as a valuable resource when the organic content can be turned into biogas, which is a green alternative to natural gas.
A workplace where everyone feels acknowledged
With a global footprint and 6,000 employees, we need a diverse workforce to pursue our vision of a world that runs entirely on green energy.
A healthy working life in a busy world
In a modern fast-paced culture, it is crucial to actively support employees to counter stress and burn-out.