Managing raw materials, energy and water in order to minimise waste and reduce costs
Resource efficient production is mainly about managing raw materials, energy and water in order to minimise waste and reduce the cost of production. Fabrication of a product with minimal use of resources involves reducing the use of raw material, reusing materials from other processes, recycling products into new products and repairing products instead of substituting them for new ones. Because of Denmark’s limited natural resources, Danish companies have long had a focus on efficient use of resources and on limiting waste production.
We invite you to explore solutions related to resource efficient production in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how resource efficient production can help solve your environmental challenges.
Breeding and genetics are crucial for reducing methane emissions within the dairy and beef cattle sector. By implementing new systems which focus on this, Indian dairy cows could reduce their methane emissions by 33 per cent per litre milk.
Population increases, growing demand for food and climate change have created an immense challenge. How do we feed the world’s growing population and reduce C02 emissions at the same time? The answer lies in innovative solutions and new technologies. Three of them will be presented in this article.
Through seven years of research, the project CITIES has shown how digital solutions based on data-driven methods make energy systems talk with each other. It saves money and CO2. Here are five significant key findings from the research.
As a part of Novo Nordisk’s environmental strategy, the company focuses on how they can integrate green principles into the product development, and also works towards increasing the amount of plastic waste being recycled. Even though Novo Nordisk strives to use environmentally friendly materials, an integral part of achieving its environmental goals is the ability […]
Combining engineering and biologic approach to coastal protection has been a challenge. …And natural coastal protections such as coral and boulder reefs, are one of the most endangered and stressed ecosystems on Earth. At Aalborg University we are developing a disrupting technology to produce artificial limestone. The innovative material is obtained after electrolysis of sea […]
When sustainable farming generates higher profit DLF is part of the global vision for a sustainable future as summarized in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is a focal point in our green agenda to provide farmers worldwide with sustainable agricultural solutions. Traditionally beef production has been grass-fed, but with an innovative refining process meat production […]
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
Customized solution and high efficiency Aalborg CSP A/S received the order for turnkey delivery of a customized 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system to Saltum Fjernvarme in Denmark. The system will help increase the reduction of the facility’s natural gas dependency as well as stabilize the energy prices towards the customers. The 1.2MW electrical […]
In the Danish region of Lolland, consumers and producers of electricity will soon be paid for turning the power up or down. The new experiment will solve the problem that local electricity grids have with the amount of renewable energy and can be a game changer for the rest of Europe, too.
The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report, which was released today, stresses that Europe faces urgent and unprecedented environmental challenges. However, the future is not entirely bleak: there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and accelerated EU action such as the European Green Deal.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
This Waste Prevention Strategy deals with how we can produce and consume using fewer resources. Products can be designed better from the start so that they are manufactured with fewer resources and substances of concern. This generates less waste, and once we have finished using the products, we can recycle the materials in the manufacture […]
Heliac’s solution is based on the invention of an inexpensive lens that focuses the sunlight in the same way as a large magnifying glass. Based on the lens, Heliac builds modular panels each supplying 12 kW of heat. Lendemarke Fjernvarmeværk, owned by Europe’s largest privately owned energy company, E.ON., is the first customer of a […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
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.
In 2014, the Danish government decided to allocate a pool of money for pilot projects that would combine the promotion of green transition and the creation of green jobs in Denmark. This was decided due to the fact that Denmark has many unemployed academics, who are ready to contribute to the established labor market with their many resources. Project “Green Change […]
Kolding Municipality is one of 10 Danish municipalities, which are going to support a sustainable future through education aimed at the 0-20 year olds. The aim of the project is for the municipalities to create local “Green Generation Strategies” to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The project runs until the end of 2016, where a Green […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Copenhagen assumes its share of the responsibility for climate change with the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. We want to show that it is possible to combine growth, development and increased quality of life with the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is all about finding solutions that are smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable. And by 2025 we will be able […]