Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is an independent research and development institute. We take an innovative approach to improving the competitiveness of business and industry, society and public life.
With more than 12,000 customers in 65 countries, we develop new knowledge through research and development activities in close corporation with Danish and international companies and research institutes.
DTI adopts an interdisciplinary approach to exploit new technologies to support sustainability and green transition in Denmark and globally.
Denmark consists of many islands, which are mostly served by old, noisy and polluting ferries. As part of a state funded project, Exilator installed their exhaust cleaning system on both main engines and generators of the M/F Isefjord, and the results were remarkable. Owners, captains, crew, passengers, the port, nearby restaurants and inhabitants were all […]
In Denmark, the biggest source of harmful particle pollution is wood stoves. Therefore, a large project funded by The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has been initiated to identify which initiatives and technologies are the most efficient for reducing emissions under real-life conditions. A residential neighbourhood in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, will be […]
The vision for the climate resilient school in Roskilde is to handle all stormwater on campus. To ensure this, 1,100 m2 of roof has been disconnected and runoff from the pavement infiltrates through permeable pavings. Runoff from the roof runs through trenches into a paddling pool shaped like the local bay which is also used […]
In recent years, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) has been a principal partner in several R&D projects focusing on characterisation and removal of microplastics and microrubber in wastewater treatment plant influent/effluent, industrial wastewater and stormwater, respectively.
Lightning fast robots equipped with advanced sensor technology will soon start sorting through waste in order to recover raw materials. The potential is huge – in DTI’s estimation, recoverable resources worth billions can be found by sorting through what we discard.
Globally, more natural resources are consumed than what is sustainable for our finite planet. According to the United Nations, the extraction and processing of natural resources are responsible for around half of all global CO2emissions and over 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss. It is evident that we have a shared challenge in decoupling growth in resource use from population and income growth. A transition to a circular economy will enable this.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.
Good water management can make cities healthier places to live, resilient towards climate change and more sustainable overall. Without proper sanitation, sewerage and clean water supply, there is no liveable city. This white paper features lessons learned from different Danish stakeholders within urban water management. It is meant to serve as a tool for inspiration for creating innovative water solutions, which contribute to smarter and more liveable cities.
Clean air in cities, shipping, agriculture and industry production is a matter of global health. Consequently, this white paper highlights some of the best practice examples of Danish clean air solutions, which can be implemented in different sectors to reduce ambient air pollution.
Challenge The production of concrete requires a significant amount of scarce virgin resources and is a process with a large carbon footprint due to the use of cement. Whilst concrete waste in Denmark accounts for more than 25 per cent of construction and demolition waste annually, recycling of aggregates from concrete waste has, at project […]