The idea of creating the world's largest bio energy plant emerged through a group of stakeholders back in 2002.

The agricultural sector, represented by Holstebro-Struer Farmers' Association and Holstebro Fur Farmers' Association on one side, and a group of companies within the waste- and energy sector (Vestforsyning, Dong Energy and nomi) on the other side, decided to join forces in the establishment of Maabjerg BioEnergy.

In the spring of 2009, Vestforsyning Varme A/S and Struer Forsyning Fjernvarme A/S founded the company Maabjerg BioEnergy Drift A/S, which will be in charge of the establishment and the operation of the plant. The construction will begin in 2010.


  • Establish a cleaning facility for regional animal production waste material
  • Reduce the farmers' emission of nutrients by treating the raw slurry in a biogas plant
  • Produce biogas as a replacement for traditional fuels used for energy supply
  • The plant will provide a nurturing environment for the development of energy production, and hereby function as an energy Exploratorium. 
  • Sale of gas, heat and fibre fraction for local energy producers and distributors 
  • Utilisation of the region's existing infrastructure and know-how
  • Reduce the farmers' emission of phosphor and nitrogen in the area
  • Reduce the obnoxious smells following the spreading of slurry
  • Reduce the requirement regarding land at the farmers' disposal, and achieve a better utilisation of the plant based nutrients present in the slurry.
  • Strengthen the competitiveness of the agricultural sector
  • Increase the local energy production based on renewable energy sources. 
  • Create and maintain work places in the area 
  • Contribute to strengthening the development of a modern efficient biogas plant.


Like many other big projects Maabjerg Energy started with a group of visonary thinkers exchanging ideas and making sketches on a napkin. Photo: Alan Lunde, CEO of the Suppliers Association - and one of the "founding fathers".

Siden er opdateret Thursday, August 25, 2021