Developing new technologies and sustainable fuels to meet the challenges in the transportation system
The transportation sector accounts for almost a quarter of CO2 emissions in the EU. And with 95 per cent of the energy consumption in the transportation sector coming from oil-based products, it causes a serious health issue and an increase in premature deaths.
Luckily, due to research and development within the transportation sector, the share of green alternatives is increasing. New technologies and sustainable fuels are being developed, which focus on alternatives such as electricity, biomass, hydrogen and other renewables. In Denmark, both public and private stakeholders are trying out alternatives, moving towards a zero-emission transportation system.
We invite you to explore solutions related to alternative fuels in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how alternative fuels can help solve your transportation issues.
Connect with us: Maja Østergaard, Project Manager, [email protected]
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 […]
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.
Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. It will be owned by a public-private partnership. The hub will strengthen the integration of Europe’s power grids and increase renewable electricity production necessary for a climate neutral Europe.
Denmark is establishing two new energy islands off the coast of Denmark. The energy islands will be completed by 2030, and will be able to supply 5 GW of power from offshore windfarms. This is enough to meet the average electricity consumption of 5 million households. New visualisations reveal what the larger of the two islands may look like.
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 […]
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) launched its World Energy Outlook 2020. As expected, this year’s report and expectations for the development of the energy sector have been heavily influenced by the global Covid-19 health crisis. One thing is however clear: We all need to choose a more renewable energy future.
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 […]
With a worldwide focus on reducing CO2 emitted into the atmosphere and eliminating harmful particle emission from the automotive industry, AIWAYS, a Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has teamed up with the Danish developer and manufacturer of high-temperature methanol fuel cells, Blue World Technologies. The collaboration is based on AIWAYS’ overall goal to create the next generation of sustainable vehicles.
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.
Tackling marine emissions The Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung relies on its marine network to transport machined goods across its bustling harbor. It is the thirteenth largest in the world. Kaohsiung is typical of many harbor cities in Asia, where diesel ferries are a necessary part of life. Yet this activity comes at a cost, […]
For a while now, the fact that electric vehicles can play an important part as energy storage in the future Smart Grid has been a hot topic in both the e-mobility and the energy industry. The reason being the likely business potential to sell excess electricity back to the grid when needed. The leading electric […]
The transport sector is responsible for about a third of the CO2 emissions in Denmark, and the focus is often on how to reduce the pollution from private motoring. The maritime sector has not yet had the same exposure, even though e.g. huge and heavy diesel driven ferries also have a negative impact on the […]
The number of large cities continues to rise across the globe. In the future, such densely populated and heavily trafficked cities will become increasingly challenged on the energy and environmental front, especially in relation to the supply and consumption of energy, as well as the pollution caused by e.g. the transport sector. Demonstration of Smart Cities in Europe The […]
The somewhat limited range is one of the biggest obstacles for electric vehicles. The MECc project will develop a range extender, which should optimally be able to provide a range of up to 800 km on a full charge and fill-up. Bio-methanol based range extender for electric vehicles The main purpose of the MECc project […]
With the movement towards replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, the future power system will experience growing challenges in balancing the fluctuating power production and utilizing the renewable energy production to the fullest. Commercialisation of grid-integrated electric vehicles The Parker-project demonstrates how grid-integrated electric vehicles can play a role in solving this growing challenge, […]
This Sino-Danish project deals with research, development and demonstration of a full-scale microgrid. The work will be carried out by two highly rated Universities, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Tsinghua University (China), in cooperation with Kamstrup, leader of smartmeters and smargrid ready components in Denmark and the company Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, […]