Securing a stable and green energy supply by utilising a variety of clean energy sources
A paradigm shift is taking place on a global scale. We are witnessing a historic conversion of energy systems that are based on fossil fuels to ones powered by clean energy. Technological developments, growing political will and price decreases mean that the number of clean energy options are expanding.
No single clean energy source can power an energy system in isolation. The production of clean energy fluctuates, meaning a variety of sources, should be used to support each other and thereby secure a stable and affordable energy supply. Danish companies are building hybrid wind, solar and battery facilities, and bioenergy derived from anything from chicken litter to sugarcane is used to balance the grid, meaning Denmark has power 99.7 percent of the time.
We invite you to explore solutions regarding clean energy sources in depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how clean energy sources can help solve your energy issues.
Last week, the World Economic Forum released their ‘Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 edition’. The new release marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Transition Index. Heading the ranking, the Nordic region outperforms their peers with Sweden (1), Norway (2) and Denmark (3) taking on the top three positions. Denmark’s progress was mainly credited to […]
This morning, EnergyAgency.FUKUSHIMA and State of Green penned yet a collaboration agreement aiming to promote technical exchange on renewable energy between Japan and Denmark. The signing extends an initial MoU signed between the parties in May 2019. After the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear power accident in 2011, Fukushima Prefecture placed a higher […]
On 15 April, House of Green hosted leading policy makers and industry players for a Green Talk on how to employ offshore wind in Europe. During the event, participants looked at the EU Green Deal and discussed the main hurdles in fulfilling the ambitious deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe as set out by the offshore renewable energy strategy. Read the headlines or re-visit the event here.
Led by lockdowns and border closures, a sharp decline in fossil fuels entailed a steep drop in global carbon dioxide emissions last year. For Denmark, the trend was mainly fuelled by a heavily hit aviation sector and reduced consumption of oil, natural gas and coal. Overall, the Danish energy consumption fell by 8.5 per cent in 2020 and energy related CO2 emissions dropped by 12.4 per cent.
A liquid-to-water heat pump utilizes and draws the energy from any giving liquid and then deliver is to a water born system, like radiators. The energy can come from a variety of sources including slurry, excess process water or trough hoses in the ground. It can be done based upon two needs: cooling or heating. […]
In this whitepaper we share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions. Due to the extensive use of bioenergy, there is an abundance of expertise available in this field. In addition to hosting several top-efficient, full-scale biomass plants, Denmark is an industry hub and testing ground for […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ivy League University in New Hampshire is preparing for a steam-to-hot-water conversion, which will make it possible to replace the old fuel oil-fired CHP plant with renewable energy sources. The aim is significant carbon reductions making Dartmouth one of the most eco-friendly universities amongst the Ivy League campuses.
University campuses are small-scale cities managing their own infrastructure and operations. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings and utility systems has been a focal point for many years as campuses implement actions to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners plans to build Europe’s so far largest Power-to-X-facility in Esbjerg, Denmark. A green investment of EUR 1 billion that will help convert power from offshore wind turbines to green ammonia for the agriculture industry, district energy for Esbjerg households and green fuel for the shipping industry.
Danish researchers have found that agriculture can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent using the new SkyClean technology. At the same time, we can introduce “climate neutral aviation fuel”. Now, a new report shows that SkyClean is likely to be cheaper for society – also cheaper than other technologies with a comparable potential.
Sustainable heating for producing 1.8 mio. chickens every year The aim of this new straw system from Linka Energy is to provide stable and sustainable heat to the farm’s chicken production facility. 1.8 mio. broilers are produced every year across the 6 sheds, which for optimum breading purposes have an inhouse temperature of between 24°C […]
Straw-fired plant for CO2-neutral district heating. In 2020, Sønderborg Forsyning commissioned a new Linka straw-fired heating plant and began the process of decommissioning the six gas-fired heating facilities it was replacing. The plant comprises a 10 MW thermal biomass boiler using sustainable locally sourced straw which meets the full capacity that Sønderborg Forsyning needs to […]
Lean production and turnkey solutions Off-the-shelf and tailor-made solutions are developed and configured to match your specific needs, making SCADA International stand out among competitors. Our hardware and installation solutions are: Green Metering Solutions Lean SCADA Cabinets and Servers Engineering to Order Foundation Monitoring Fiber optic design and terminations SCADA audit Installation and commissioning
Fritz Schur Energy has a track record with more than 30 years of designing and supplying reliable hydraulic solutions and components for the wind turbine industry, both on- and offshore. This is our foundation for offering you aftermarket solutions that meet your needs and demands. We offer: OEM Spare parts and supporting systems Full hydraulic […]
In a challenging, competitive market it is not enough merely to foster a great idea. It is imperative to develop, nurture and manage the project throughout the entire process to reach the targeted goal at the right time. Fritz Schur Energy excels in process management from the early development start-up and design phase, through analysis, […]
To achieve the global ambitions for a green transition, large sums of finance are needed. This white paper features ideas and solutions for how to achieve the goals and it is meant to serve as an inspiration for everyone involved in the green economy.
The European Union is pushing its member states to implement any measure that can minimize agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions. Extracting proteins from forage grasses and legumes is possible and it does indeed represent a more climate- and environmental solution, as grass and legumes are perennial high yielding crops in protein output and carbon sequestration.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
When looking at the global climate challenges, the energy system is one of the biggest obstacles towards a carbon-free and net-zero future. The European Union has set ambitious objectives for an energy system, which integrates renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as enabling a well-functioning energy market. These elements in combination can support a […]
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, […]
The aim of the white paper is to share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences from our ongoing transition to a sustainable agriculture and food cluster that is based on renewable biological resources and ultra resource-efficient production. We believe that by doing so, we can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the global […]
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
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.
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.
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
This policy toolkit is the first of three on Danish lessons learned in the area within wind energy. The three wind policy toolkits all focus on key aspects, challenges, and barriers with regard to increasing the share of wind energy. This first wind toolkit addresses the challenge of integrating increasing shares of fluctuating wind power […]
The Danish Energy Model has shown that it is possible to sustain economic growth and a high standard of living while reducing fossil fuel dependency and mitigating climate change. This has been achieved through persistent and active energy policy with ambitious renewable energy goals. The foundation of the low-carbon transition is threefold: energy efficiency, renewable energy […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]
This policy toolkit presents lessons learned in Danmark on the physical planning of wind turbines. Key points Choosing the optimal locations for wind turbines should be based on a carefully designed and informed planning process that takes economic, environmental and public considerations into account. Wind resource assessments are fundamental to estimate the wind power production […]
System Integration of Wind Power – Experiences from Denmark Integration of variable renewables into the grid is sometimes and misleadingly presented as an invincible task. The Danish case proves this wrong with around 30% wind in the power supply – planning for 50% in 2020. Long-term planning In Denmark, long-term planning has ensured timely and […]
Wind energy, bioenergy, solar power and more experimental forms of clean energy such as wave power and geothermal energy all have a role to play in a low-carbon world. When deciding which sources to use, a country’s climatic and geographical position obviously plays a role, as do considerations of which sources can provide the most efficient and secure supply at the lowest cost. For example, wind energy provides close to 50 per cent of Denmark’s total energy consumption and onshore wind energy is the cheapest source of energy in the country.
Denmark’s paradigm shift towards clean energy sources began in the 1970s as a result of the oil crises and since then, Danish companies have maintained a continuous focus on developing innovative clean energy solutions. Political decision-makers have both supported and spurred developments via legislation. Denmark now aims to become 100 per cent independent of fossil fuels by 2050. The key to achieving this goal is developing a flexible energy system, where a variety of energy sources support each other and thereby secure a stable and affordable clean energy supply.
Therefore, while wind power plays a substantial role in meeting Denmark’s energy needs, alternative clean energy sources are necessary for less windy days. Bioenergy based on residual and by-products from the agricultural sector, biological sources, household and industrial waste has an important role to play in providing stability to the grid and represents more than two-thirds of Denmark’s combined renewable energy consumption. Hybrid solutions that use two or more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy and store this energy for later use via batteries are also becoming widespread in the country. Finally, researchers are constantly exploring the potential of a wide range and previously unconsidered sources for their ability to generate and store energy.
As a small, island nation, Denmark has an open, export-oriented economy. Therefore, Danish clean energy solutions and technologies are always designed to be scalable and implemented in a range of contexts.
For further information on clean energy sources, please contact Maja Østergaard, Project Manager, [email protected].