Reducing air pollution caused by traffic and industries and improving indoor climate
Cities worldwide are facing numerous challenges. Among these, we find air pollution, which is currently a global health issue causing premature deaths of millions each year. Air pollution in cities is predominantly caused by transportation and industry. With urbanisation set to increase significantly, the problem will affect even more people in the future if no action is taken.
Reducing air pollution from transportation requires that cities focus on changing the mobility patterns of its citizens by e.g. improving access to public transportation and encouraging the use of electric vehicles. In addition, governments lead the way for their citizens and set demands for limiting air pollution from industries, while encouraging developers and architects to design buildings to improve indoor air quality.
We invite you to explore clean air solutions in depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how clean air technologies can help solve your air quality issues.
Together with the TROPOS institute we investigate the contribution of tram abrasions to fine particle air pollution. Currently this data is taken from goods and passenger trains, however this methodology produces very large contributions of tram abrasions. The output of this project will be used to inform engineers, consultants and policy makers about the potential impacts of tram abrasion on air quality.
P4G brings together businesses, governments and civil society organisations in innovative public-private partnerships to advance solutions for sustainable development and climate action. After the launch in Copenhagen in 2018, the P4G Summit arrives in Seoul this May. Find the Danish side events and activities here.
Industrial production around the globe must comply with increasingly strict emissions standards by filtering more gases and particles out of flue gases. This is challenging in high-dust production such as waste-to-energy plants, steel and cement plants, biomass-based power plants and many other industrial facilities. At a medical waste incinerator in Thailand, 312 CataFlex™ filter bags […]
While CO2 emissions from cement production are a global challenge, NOx emissions are more of a local and regional challenge. NOx-related issues, such as smog pollution, have a direct impact on public health for communities near cement facilities. Cement producers around the world are aiming to lower their NOx emissions as local authorities are tightening […]
For several years, MOL Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA have been cooperating on testing new innovative technology for monitoring emissions from vessels on an ongoing basis. The result is a front-runner solution to ensure global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions. To test the solution, the sensor equipment from Danfoss […]
The two ferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe, operated by ForSea, were once entirely depended on diesel. Today, they have been rebuilt to battery-power. The ferries carries millions of passengers and cars a year across the narrowest part of the Oresund strait from the Danish town of Helsingør to Helsingborg in Sweden. Four containers on the […]
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 […]
For the first time ever, Denmark’s official dietary guidelines do not only guide Danes on how to eat healthier, but also on how to eat more climate-friendly. The new official dietary guidelines are part of the government’s ambition to reduce the climate footprint by 70 per cent by 2030.
An additional 72 cities and municipalities around the world are joining “Race to Zero”, a global campaign to mobilise cities, businesses, regions, and investors around a green and just recovery ahead of next year’s COP26 in Glasgow. A record-high 46 Danish municipalities have joined, so now a total of 66 Danish municipalities are in the race.
Blue World Technologies is currently in the subscription phase with investors and has received commitments of more than 3 mEUR from European investors. Several of the investors have a history of investing in fuel cell technology. Smaller investors are also invited to join this unique investment opportunity. As the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading around the […]
How important is access to clean air in our cities? And how valuable is access to clean water and proper sanitation to city life? Both air and water are under pressure in our cities as a result of increasing urbanisation, and the human and economic consequences are immense. However, many solutions to tackle the challenges already exist – and maybe the time has never been better to speed up the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future?
New research by the Technical University of Denmark shows a great potential in converting straw into biogas, bioethanol or green jet fuel. According to the research, an estimated two million tonnes of straw can be converted into 433,000 tonnes of jet fuel, corresponding to nearly half the fuel consumption in the Danish aviation sector.
The methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Blue World Technologies, is starting a limited production which is the first step in commercialising their fuel cell technology. It is two years ago that Blue World Technologies was founded in October 2018. In these two years, the company has concentrated on optimising the production processes working towards […]
Blue World Technologies addresses the heavy-duty market based on market demand and a solid technology match, where the methanol fuel cell technology can contribute to the decarbonisation of a sector where direct electrification alone is not possible. Electrification of road transport is gaining momentum as a solution for long-term decarbonisation of the global transportation sector […]
A new partnership with Google allows measurements of air pollution in Copenhagen street by street. The partnership supports the City Council’s focus on air quality in Copenhagen and creates new opportunities for emissions and particulate pollution initiatives.
Introducing the iEV Z, due to be produced in Denmark, is an innovation that will lead to a sustainable integrated transportation system that will change the way our cities function. The iEV Z is an intelligent electric vehicle that possesses a futuristic robotic body platform that is designed to change size based on your needs.
Clean Air School Districts is a holistic solution with sensor instruments, educational material, and consultation for students, teachers, and parents to collaborate with the school management on improving the school’s indoor environment quality. A better indoor environment has been proven to remarkably improve learning ability among children and reduce sick days and absenteeism. It accounts for […]
Worldwide, the climate is changing mainly due to too much CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. At the same time, 91% of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution exceeds WHO guideline limits resulting in 4.2 million premature deaths each year.
Indoor air quality is critical for good health, as compounds present in indoor air may affect human health, work performance and comfort. As a result, it is relevant to monitor the VOC levels in indoor air to ensure that the air is healthy and clean.
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.
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]
Imagine, that you live in a house which produces the energy that you need for electricity and heating by itself. And which can actually produce so much energy, that you can give the surplus to your neighbour or use it to charge your electric car. Imagine, that the house regulates how much light and heat […]
For many years, Denmark has been focused on developing different clean air technologies and solutions to those sectors that represent a significant source of air pollution, including shipping, industrial production and power plants. Coupled with strict environmental legislation and air quality monitoring, this sector-focus has helped to successfully reduce atmospheric pollution in most areas in Denmark to less than one-fifth of the levels during the late 1970s. Consequently improving the air quality in both urban and rural areas.
SO2 and NOx found in smoke or exhaust from power and incineration plants can be cleaned by using catalysts and scrubbers. CO2 emissions can be reduced through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), where CO2 is physically removed from flue and waste gases. The CO2 can then be compressed to liquid form and stored in suitable underground locations. In Denmark, the geological conditions for storing CO2 are found in many areas of the country.
With more than 500 high-tech companies delivering clean air solutions for shipping, power and incineration plants, vehicles and indoor environment, Denmark holds the necessary knowledge to make similar improvements in other countries. As a country, we see great opportunity for mutual benefit in the transfer of knowledge and we aim at turning global air pollution challenges into opportunities for sustainable growth.
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