Mapping of Danish bioenergy

Michael Persson, Head of secretariat, DI


Michael Persson is Head of Secretariat of the Danish Bioenergy Association since 2015. Before that Michael was business developer at the Technical University of Denmark, and independent consultant within bioenergy and biofuels. From 2007-2013 Michael was working with new biomass conversion technologies in DONG Energy as vice president, finance and corporate affairs in the subsidiary Inbicon and Lead Regulatory Advisor for the biomass conversion technologies in DONG Energy. Before joining DONG Energy Michael had a long carreer with Danisco Sugar as vice president for business development and chairman of the sugar operations in Lithuania, comprising three sugar factories. He is a member of IEA Task 39, the Danish Bioeconomy Panel, and has been on the board of ePURE in Brussels. He has a M.Sc. from the Technical University of Denmark and an MBA from INSEAD, France. Michael was born in 1961.

About the speech:

The public debate is often critical to bioenergy, among other questioning sustainability and availability of biomass. At DI Bioenergy we wanted to bring a more positive narrative about bioenergy to the debate. We therefore made a mapping of the Danish bioenergy cluster and its impact on the green transition and on the economy in terms of turnover, jobs and exports. The report is now an important element in the promotion of bioenergy in Denmark.