On October 4, a delegation from the Chinese first-class university, Tsinghua University, was in Denmark to learn about the Danish solutions within energy efficiency and district heating. The delegation visited State of Green’s showroom, House of Green, and EnergyLab Nordhavn.
The first stop on the tour was at House of Green where the delegation was introduced to Denmark’s green transition and the Danish goal of being independent of fossil fuels by 2050. Afterwards, Kenth Kærhøg, Head of Corporate Communication at Danfoss, gave an introduction to Danfoss and highlighted the company’s development in China.
“China is our second home market and in ten years, China will be our largest market. Danfoss encourages cooperation between China and Denmark. Our factory in Wuqing, China, has recently been named one of the 16 smartest factories in the world by World Economic Forum, which we are very proud of,” said Kenth Kærhøg.
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Visiting a full-scale smart city energy lab
In the afternoon, the delegation visited EnergyLab Nordhavn, a full-scale smart city energy lab, which demonstrates energy efficiency as well as flexible and optimised energy systems. Speakers from ABB and The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) presented the Nordhavn project in the perspective of how to integrate various energy sources in a flexible system.
According to Sergey Klyapovskiy, Postdoctoral Researcher at DTU, it is possible to accommodate much more renewable energy than today, and existing infrastructure determines what is smartest for a given city. The mission of the Nordhavn project is to develop new methods and solutions for a cost-effective integrated energy system.
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Going home with valuable knowledge from Denmark
“The main purpose of the visit to Denmark is to better understand the world-class technology within the area of sustainable energy. Through the study visit, we have gained a lot of valuable experience from both industry and academia in Denmark, and we are inspired by the knowledge exchange. I believe that this will contribute to the development of the Chinese industry,” said Lefei Li, Associate professor, Tsinghua University.
The delegation consisted of professionals from different companies and institutions, who are currently taking advanced courses in engineering management at Tsinghua University.
The one-day tour programme was organised by Danfoss and State of Green.
Photos: Xin Fan