As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, where quantum computing, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology represent some of the technological breakthroughs, the need for a global focus on how to optimise the use of resources in the more traditional industrialised process is as pressing as ever.
Industrial symbioses represent an opportunity for companies, utilities and local authorities to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships, where positive environmental impacts are as essential as economic gains. Industrial symbioses can create opportunities for significant resource optimisation, while at the same time creating competitive advantages for the partners involved. An example could be to enter a circuit where waste streams become resource streams and where one company’s excess heat becomes the other’s source of heat.
Refrigeration plants and flood warning to mitigate climate impacts in developing countries
Two partnerships with Danish participation are supported by P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – to find solutions to curb the consequences of climate change in Africa and Asia. The solutions are based on new technology and local cooperation in developing countries.
Sign up now: Meeting on DKK 100 million for sustainable partnerships
On the June 4, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with State of Green will host an information meeting on Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) – a programme where partnerships can apply for DKK 100 million available for 10-12 partnerships in 2019.
Denmark and China sign MoU to collaborate on sustainable development
State of Green and China Green Sustainable Development Association (CGSDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Nordic-China Smart City Conference held in Sweden last week. The MoU sets out the two parties’ intentions to work together to spur green, sustainable development.
Leaders inspired by collaboration against plastic waste
The P4G award winner NextWave Plastics displayed a bankable sustainable solution during the UN Climate Summit taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week. A great example showing that solving global challenges requires broad commitment and cooperation, said Danish Minister for Food and Environment.
Surplus CO2 from agricultural production reused to carbonate soft drinks
Advancing the concept of circular production, two Danish companies are collaborating to reuse surplus CO2 from the world’s biggest biogas plant in the Danish city of Esbjerg in carbonated soft drinks. Doing so reduces CO2 emissions from the biogas production and allows access to scarce carbon dioxide reserves.
From sustainable biomass to competitive bioenergy
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.