Some people believe that words like technology, design and creativity belong to the big cities. That big problems should be solved by big companies in big offices.
We, as a small island, have decided to prove them wrong: Innovation, solutions and development can take place anywhere at anytime by anyone. Bornholm is the first place in Denmark that sees the sunrise – this leap ahead symbolises our core idea. Bright Green Island, Bornholm wants it’s future to be 100% green; a carbon-neutral community based on sustainable, renewable energy.
We will supply a number of innovative green solutions for our benefit and for the benefit of the whole world.
The island has implemented a number of green solutions to the big problems facing the world today and we are constantly working to further improve them.
On the island of Bornholm the education center Campus Bornholm is working with Business Center Bornholm to build and expand the project ‘Green Carpenters‘ – a professional training course in sustainable construction and carpentry. So far 146 carpenters have completed training which is nearly 25% of all the carpenters on the island. The project took […]
Educated guides can follow your tour and enlighten you with the background information on the activities on Bornholm as a eco-friendly and sustainable island. If there any specific requests regarding the energy areas concerning your tour on Bornholm and the green guides that will follow you, please feel free to contact either Business Center Bornholm […]
Bornholm has the goal of becoming a sustainable, carbon-neutral island that is fully self-sufficient with renewable energy. The Regional Municipality of Bornholm adopted an Energy Strategy in 2008 to map out how the Bornholm community can completely phase out its use of fossil fuels. The strategy’s strength is its dynamism and the fact that it […]
Bofa, the Municipal Waste Removal System for Bornholm, manages the waste produced on Bornholm. Bofa comprises an incineration plant in Rønne,a recycling centre, six container sites and thirteen unmanned environmental stations placed around the island. Bofa is one of the waste treatment companies in Denmark with the highest reutilisation rate in their waste handling: 65% […]
The Biokraft biogas plant is owned by Bornholm’s energy company Østkraft. The plant generates energy from biomass, primarily animal manure and organic waste. The biomass is mixed in three reactors and generates biogas, after which it is converted into electricity and district heating for Bornholm consumers. The degassed slurry is transported back to farms as […]
Future Fritidshuset is the smartest holiday home – and the only of its kind – in Denmark. The house is certified to passive energy standards, self-sufficient in energy and designed with an emphasis on sustainable materials. Future Fritidshuset is intelligent and eco-friendly and generates its own electricity and heat. The house is heated by solar […]
Bornholms Forsyning is the municipal utility supplying water to about one-third of the island’s inhabitants and to many businesses and institutions, and the utility manages the entire island’s sewer system and wastewater treatment. As in the rest of Denmark, the people of Bornholm can drink the water straight from the tap. The groundwater goes through […]
Newly built woodchip-fired district plant commisioned in January 2010. The plant is owned by Bornholms Forsyning A/S, a municipal utility company, that produces carbon-neutral district heating based on straw and woodchips. The new plant is expected to generate 23,000 MWh a year and supply heat to around 1,300 households. This corresponds to a reduction in carbon […]
Sundry biomass components can lay the groundwork for efficient, eco-friendly district heating production. The straw-fired district heating plant in Klemensker is owned by Bornholms Forsyning, a municipal utility company. The plant supplies approximately 275 households with heat and has an average production of 8,900 MWh per year. Bornholms Forsyning also owns straw-fired plant in Klemensker and Lobbæk and supplies approximately […]
Bornholm’s mid-Baltic location makes it the perfect place to exploit wind energy. At present, the island has 35 wind turbines with a total capacity of 30 MW. Twenty-four percent of the energy used on Bornholm comes from the island’s wind turbines – covering 33% of the electricity use alone. Three of the island’s 35 wind turbines are located […]