In May 2013, Renew Energy A/S was introduced to Liaoning Institute of Energy Resources (LIER) in connection with an incoming company mission to Denmark organised by INBIOM. LIER was interested in finding potential cooperation partners with biogas expertise for a big project in their pipeline and were able to apply for funding from the Chinese Expert Import programme to help finance the cooperation.
This led to Renew Energy’s involvement in a Chinese project on biogas production from household waste. The actual project cooperation started in June 2014 and both companies were faced with cooperation difficulties stemming from both cultural differences and different technology preferences. After a lot of discussions, in which INBIOM played a part as mediator, a solution was reached. The Chinese company accepted Renew Energy’s project design and Renew Energy in turn paid for two Chinese engineers to come to Denmark for a training course.
This course took place in March 2015 and really opened their eyes for Danish technology. They finally came to understand why the Danish company had insisted on sticking with their own project design. According to Renew Energy, the Chinese company’s own idea would never have worked and afterwards the Renew Energy only got positive feedback on the choice of technology. According to Poul Ejner Rasmussen from Renew Energy, the two companies are both interested in cooperation on new projects in the future and despite the initial difficulties the Danish SME is now pursuing other opportunities in China, which will be a lot easier now that they have a reference project.
About Renew Energy A/S
Renew Energy A/S is a consulting engineering company that is specialised in biogas projects. They are based in Svendborg in the Southern part of Denmark and were established in 2007.
Read more at www.renewenergy.dk
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