For the third year in a row, Denmark is strongly represented at Europe’s leading energy trade fair ‘E-World energy & water 2019’ taking place in Germany from February 5-7, 2019. Representatives from innovative, Danish cleantech companies will showcase their sustainable solutions that can aid the continued German transition from black to green energy and further tighten the collaboration between the two neighbouring countries.
February 5 marks the opening of ‘E-World energy & water 2019’ in Essen, Germany. The city will become the energy capital of Europe during the three-day event. E-world is one of Europe’s leading trade fairs for the energy industry, complemented by the E-World Congress running as part of the event. The fair is an international crowd-puller, last year counting 650 exhibitors from over 20 countries as well as 24,000 visitors from more than 70 countries.
This year’s theme joins the focus areas ‘Smart City’ and ‘Climate Solutions’, with an emphasis on intelligent and efficient solutions for an innovative energy future. This is an area where Danish companies have strong knowledge and experience and many of these companies come to E-World to share their insights and tighten their bonds on the German market.
Denmark aiming to aid German energy transition
As Denmark’s second largest export market for energy technology, Germany is a very close partner to Denmark. According to a 2018 report, Germany was the recipient of 16 per cent of the total Danish exports of energy technology and services in 2017, two-thirds of which were green energy technology.
In 2018, Germany’s share of power supply coming from renewable sources (40.3 per cent) surpassed the share coming from coal (37.5 per cent). Danish companies will be present at E-world with the objective to further support Germany’s energy transition using green, Danish solutions. Known as ‘Energiewende’ in Germany, the process of transitioning from coal to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is a pivotal task these years. With nearly 25 per cent of German energy production generated from brown coal, this bit makes up half of the total CO2 emissions coming from energy production. As Germany wants to phase out coal in its energy mix by 2038 and decrease its CO2 emissions by 55 per cent by 2050, substitutional sources and green solutions are profoundly needed.
In November 2017, Denmark and the German state of Baden-Württemberg signed a partnership agreement at the COP23 in Germany. The partnership aims at helping this green-frontrunner state accelerate its transition to a low-carbon, energy effective society while simultaneously strengthening the ties between the two countries even further.
Meet and greet at the Danish pavilion
The Danish pavilion will give visitors the opportunity to interact with Danish companies working with energy and IT solutions, as well as representatives from Danish ministries and industry associations. This year, the exhibitors at the Danish pavilion are NatureEnergy, Energi Danmark, KMD and Seluxit. The pavilion is organised by State of Green, Confederation of Danish Industry and the Danish Embassy in Berlin.
Director of Danish Energy Industries Federation, Troels Ranis, underlines the reasons for Danish companies being present at E-World 2019: “E-World is a platform for Danish energy companies who are ready to contribute their technology and expertise to the German Energiewende. Germany is our biggest neighbour and export market. We hope to strengthen our relationship further at E-World. Denmark has been present at E-World for years, and we feel a strong and growing appetite both on German and Danish side for partnerships in building the green energy systems of the future.”
An opening reception is held at the pavilion on February 5 at 11.30 am. You will find the pavilion in hall 4, stand 308.
The invitation for the opening reception at the Danish Pavilion can be downloaded here.
The floor plan for E-World 2019 can be viewed here.