DP CleanTech’s history has shaped biomass and waste to energy solutions

  • 1990

    The World’s First Straw-Fired Power Plant


    Danish company Bioener pioneered the design, installation and commissioning of the world’s first successful straw-fired power plant in Rudkobing, Denmark. The 2.3 MW CHP plant was extremely successful, and is still running very well today. In 2009 DP acquired 100% of Bioener and the related technologies.

  • 2004

    DP Cleantech Founded


    DP CleanTech (DP) (originally DragonPower) was first company to license and use patented Danish biomass technology for generating electricity and heat in China. Dragon Power also founded National Bio Energy (NBE), a plant owner and operator. Today NBE successfully operates over 45 DP-equipped plants in China, and is partnered with the State Grid Corporation of China.

  • 2006

    China’s First Biomass Power Plant


    DP successfully built and commissioned China’s first biomass power plant in Shanxian province. The NBE 30 MWe wood-fired plant has been further optimized for multiple fuels, and is still one of the best performing mixed fuel biomass power plants in China.

  • 2009

    Acquisition of Bioener and Leading Straw - Fired Technologies


    DP acquired Bioener, the Danish company with the most successful patented HPHT technology in the world. This technology is still the market leader for reliability and efficiency. DP has refined and adapted the technology for new markets, new fuels and new regulatory and customer requirements.

  • 2010

    An Independent Company


    DP became an independent, global company concentrating solely on the design, engineering, manufacturing, commissioning and servicing of biomass and waste-to-energy power plants.

  • 2010 - 2011

    Manufacturing, new Technology and Global Expansion


    DP expanded its manufacturing capacity with a 2,500 m2 workshop in Poland. The facility works alongside specialized suppliers throughout Europe and Asia to supply equipment for some of the most advanced biomass and waste-to-energy plants in the world.

    DP acquired a specialist Flue Gas Cleaning Technology team in the UK to focus on emissions control as a core component of our integrated solutions.

    DP opened offices in Thailand.

  • 2012 - 2013

    New Management, Markets and Project Solutions


    A management buyout led by the CEO was successfully concluded.

    DP secured important contracts in new markets and industries. A boiler island solution contract in Singapore, the first-of-type 2nd generation ethanol (lignin) power plant in China; a turnkey EPC solution in Thailand; and an EPC waste-to energy contract in Ethiopia were all significant achievements in furthering the geographic and market expansion for DP solutions.

  • 2014 - 2015

    Further Business extension


    DP in Poland expanded the scope of business to provide customised component design, fabrication and retrofit services for a growing number of clients in Europe. Engineering partnerships were formed in Latin America and new projects secured in South Africa and Chile.

  • 2016 – 2018

    Technology refinement, partnerships and acquisitions


    DP built and commissioned the world’s first “all-coconut-waste” plant in showcasing DP’s innovation and design expertise. Launch of new anti-corrosion products for straw based and complex fuels. Services and Automation expansion through partnerships with European services experts Dublix and TISKA. Acquisition of Waste Water treatment technology “GyrecatTM” .

    DP acquired leading Austrian waste management specialist IUT GmbH, to enable fully packaged DP solutions for waste management projects, around the world. 


    Looking forward

    Portfolio of relevant, complementary technologies and business partners with which to offer world class waste to energy products, services and solutions for biomass, municipal and organic waste fuels. Technologies include Combustion, Biogas, Gasification, Landfill Management, Automation, Emissions Management and Waste Water Treatment. Launch of AIMS (Advanced Integrated Management System) product for single-site multiwaste management.

    The environmental and health challenges of 2020 have highlighted the need for sustainable energy solutions, and policymakers and private investors around the world are looking for effective, proven technologies and experienced companies to deliver them. DP’s technologies, global coverage, and knowhow have already delivered over 300 built-for-purpose solutions to our new and existing customers around the world and we are poised for the next phase of development.