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.
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.
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.
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.
Ambient air pollution is a rising global health challenge causing premature deaths of millions each year as well as representing a very high cost to societies globally. So what can be done to stop this development? Luckily, many solutions to help us tackle air pollution in different sectors already exist. Some of these are highlighted in State of Green’s new clean air white paper.
Introducing The iEV X Series, Urban chic micro iEV, as the next step towards a sustainable revolutionary future where a clean and intelligent transportation system could be a reality. The iEV X with its futuristic robotic body platform is designed to change size based on your needs.
Anyone working in fish production is faced with the Listeria bacteria which is always common in fish and in the whole process of the production. After several years of disinfecting with chlorine, related products, lots of water and a significant time investment; Axel Verberckmoes from Levenstond Seafood, went looking for a better solution. He ended up with ozone solutions from JIMCO.
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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