As CEO of Nature Energy, Ole Hvelplund plays an important role in the global biogas sector.
Where were you educated, and what was your first job?
I hold a master’s degree in economics from Aarhus University in Denmark. My first job was as a marketing coordinator for a Danish telephone company. Back then, the internet wasn’t developed and digital transformation was on the rise. It was an interesting time working in the telephone business and to be a part of a sector that was about to enter the digital era. The lessons I learned back then about driving large transformations forward is something I still use today in Nature Energy and the biogas sector.
What interested you about becoming involved in the biogas industry?
Biogas is a true example of a circular product. Not only does it provide society with green energy, it is also a way to clean up biological waste in society and enable more sustainable food production when green fertiliser is returned to the fields. This circular, green value that biogas creates is one of the aspects that interested me the most...