Bioenergy

Bioenergy

After hydro and wind, bioenergy is an important renewable energy source in the European electricity mix. Biomass is any organic decomposable matter from plants or animals available on a renewable basis, such as wood, plants, waste, garbage, landfill gases and alcohol fuels. Steam turbines or gasifiers generate electricity from biomass.

Buying Guarantees of Origin from bioenergy guarantees that the renewable energy consumed is from this source. As a renewable energy source, biomass can either be used directly or converted into another type of energy product, such as biofuel.

The combustion of bioenergy does not contribute to the greenhouse effect in the long run. When biomass fuels are burned, the quantity of carbon dioxide released is the same as the amount the plants or animals consumed during their lifetime.

Bioenergy is the single largest renewable energy source today. It plays a crucial role in developing countries as basic energy for cooking and heating. A total of over 500 TWh of bioenergy electricity was produced in 2016, which is estimated to be over 2.0% of the world’s electricity generation. Bioenergy generation and capacity are expected to scale up significantly. Global bioenergy production surpassed 504 TWh in 2016 and is expected to rise to  560 TWh in 2018, up from 370 TWh in 2012.

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Consume renewable energy meeting requirements of specific standards or ecolabels. Buy Guarantees of Origin from power plants that meet stricter environmental standards and are verified by an external auditor. Choose between national or international ecolabels and standards, document the age and type of the power plant, technology and unique operational focus, and raise funds for renewable energy projects.

EKOenergy

International ecolabel for renewable electricity with strict criteria for environmental impact, and that directs funds to new renewable energy projects

OK POWER

German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new or upgraded power plants

W+

An international ecolabel empowering women in developing countries. W+ measures impact on women’s lives.

TÜV SÜD – EE01

German ecolabel for renewable electricity from new power plants, with a mix of technologies and fund allocation

Bra Miljöval

Swedish ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Naturemade Star

Swiss ecolabel with strict environmental criteria

Green-e Energy

Green-e is North America’s leading certification program for renewable energy.

LEED

Global standard for design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings

BREEAM

European environmental building standard for the construction industry
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Consume renewable energy with specific characteristics. ECOHZ provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 200 power plants, located across five continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of technology, location, age, size, and owner profile.