For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted—the father of electromagnetism—who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.
Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s scientific advice.
Offshore wind turbines are often exposed to severe weather such as rain and hail. This is expensive for wind energy producers, because the surface of wind turbine blades become damaged and the efficiency of the energy generation can be reduced. This entails huge costs. To solve the problem, Senior Researcher Leon Mishnaevsky Jr. and Professor Charlotte Bay Hasager from DTU Wind Energy are leading two research consortia funded by Innovation Fund Denmark, Duraledge and Erosion.
A new project led by DTU has been granted 19 million DKK by the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program. The project will demonstrate the largest grid-connected battery energy storage in Denmark. Batteries could be a key factor to retiring fossil-fueled power plants.
EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures The project utilizes Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimized energy system. The project participants are: DTU, City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development, HOFOR, Radius, […]
A grant of DKK 150 million from VILLUM FONDEN will enable a group of the world’s leading researchers to seek new energy, fuel and chemical alternatives to replace oil and coal. The key lies in the optimisation of process catalysts, which will be the focal point of the centre’s research efforts. Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Higher Education and Science, officially inaugurated the centre today.
A wide range of research activities have arisen to support the Danish target of a 100% renewable energy system by 2050. Projects focused on individual aspects of the energy system, such as zero emissions buildings or intelligent power systems provide valuable insight, which facilitates flexibility throughout the energy system. CITIES will address this deficiency by […]
PowerLabDK gives you access to a unique experimental platform with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for technology development, testing, training and demonstration of technologies within electric power and energy. Full-scale and real-life experiments The facilities range from flexible fundamental research and test laboratories to large-scale experimental facilities and a complete full-scale power distribution system, which will be a […]
iPower is a strategic platform where universities and industrial partners consolidates innovation and research activities for the purpose of developing intelligent control of decentralized power consumption. It is an ongoing task in iPower to produce the right tools to manage millions of flexible consumption units, as well as to uncover methods of operation in search […]
Nanotechnology is largely a multidisciplinary research area, where the simple common denominator is the nanometer scale on which the work is based. Nanotechnology can be research into the surface of materials at the level of atoms and new metallic hydrides (metal hydrogens) which can be used for storing hydrogen and are of great importance in […]
DTU’s knowledge and technology generate the basis for several new high-tech start-ups and innovation in existing companies. Through start-ups, DTU exploits the research-generated knowledge and thus commercially exploits the intellectual property. The start-ups are based on DTU technology, and either DTU invests intellectual property rights in the business against shares or the business gets a […]
DTU’s researchers are all experts within one or more special high-tech areas and/or the innovation processes that are to be completed in order to ensure high-tech development. The majority of the researchers’ working hours are spent conducting cutting-edge research within their field at an international level and teaching DTU’s students the newest technology and knowledge […]
Development of optimised prototype axial ventilator // Winner of the ELFORSK Award 2010 Funded by ELFORSK An optimised prototype axial ventilator for agricultural use is developed and the ventilator together with an efficient electric motor may boost efficiency in a stable ventilator unit from 45% to 60%. The prototype will be equipped with new controls and […]
Mission: The CITS project has been developed as an innovative smart city project thorugh a collaboration between different companies (see below). The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow, reduce emissions and increase safety for the citizens. The goal of the system is to allow the responsible city officials to monitor both traffic conditions – […]
The global trends of urbanisation, population growth and increased welfare challenge cities all over the world. This white paper shares methods of how water utilities can improve water quality, increase resource efficiency and ensure uninterrupted service to customers.
Soil is literally the foundation on which we will build a sustainable future. Despite this, soil is contaminated, exploited, and degraded all over the world. Insides this White Paper is an overview of the Danish sector for soil and groundwater remediation and the companies which contribute to its development.
Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. This White Paper can be used as a tool for inspiration to spot the potential or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and existing buildings globally.
As the climate changes and the number and frequency of rainfall events increases, so does the need for intelligent rainwater management solutions. This White Paper presents insight into lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within rainwater management and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).
In the capital region of Denmark, they listen carefully to their water distribution networks. The country’s two largest water suppliers, HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utility) and Novafos, have transformed parts of their water distribution networks around Copenhagen into full-scale demonstration areas with state-of-the-art technology
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.
The shift from a conventional wastewater treatment plant towards a resource recovery facility has become a priority focus in Denmark. Consequently, BIOFOS is now in the transfer process towards optimising resources from waste without compromising the environment.
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.