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2019
22 MAY

EnergyLab Nordhavn wins Danish design award

EnergyLab Nordhavn received the Danish Design Award 2019 in the Visionary Concepts category.

Energy systems
08 MAY

Disconnected power cable to Bornholm offers unique test option

The island of Bornholm is on its own these days in terms of electricity supply, as the submarine cable to Sweden’s power grid has been disconnected. This is an interesting...

Electricity supply Energy production Energy systems
01 MAY

Digitization to prepare electricity grid for green transition

Over the next four years, four Danish universities—headed by DTU—will conduct research into how increased digitization of the electricity grid and energy supply may promote...

Electricity supply Energy systems
26 APR

New North Sea wind adventure could make Denmark a green leader

A new development project involving several Danish businesses aims to deliver the right technologies and services for the energy supply of the future via offshore wind...

Energy Energy storage Wind energy Energy systems Electricity supply
29 MAR

New unique infrastructure to accelerate development of digital solutions for the...

DTU has entered into collaboration on establishing a new digital infrastructure, which will, among other things, facilitate fast, easy and open access to data to be used...

Energy Energy efficiency Energy systems IT systems
20 FEB

DTU leading major project on future EU energy research

New European project headed by DTU to set the framework for the future of EU energy funding and research based on new catalysis methods.

Energy Solar energy Energy production Energy systems
31 JAN

Improved access to data and better frameworks for test and demonstration will...

With the vision of Denmark as a front-runner in the green transition, the Danish Growth Team for sustainable energy and green technology today presented 10 specific recommendations...

Energy IT systems Energy efficiency Energy systems
2018
27 DEC

The birthplace of tomorrow’s energy system

In an expanded and ambitious test laboratory, researchers will develop a flexible energy system based on many different technologies that will provide heat and electricity...

Energy systems Solar energy
21 DEC

Biogas technology to produce future green raw materials

DTU will be contributing to the development of a more profitable way of producing biogas, opening up for the production of biofuels for trucks and planes.

Bioenergy Energy production Energy systems CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution
21 DEC

DTU strengthens its position within digital energy

Grant for new digital energy laboratory supports Denmark’s world-leading position within digital solutions for the energy sector.

Energy Energy efficiency Energy systems IT systems
11 DEC

Key Danish role in major European innovation alliance

DTU is one of the main architects behind a new large European network aimed at developing the cities and transport solutions of tomorrow.

Mobility Transport economy Transport safety Transport models Energy systems Data analysis IT systems Telecommunication Systems analysis Air pollution Climate adaption
11 OCT

DTU joins the Brazilian boost of research in Energy Technologies

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Shell Company have established an international Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE) with strong industrial...

Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Electrochemistry
15 JUN

Make Bornholm the national test centre for new energy technology

Tomorrow’s energy must come from sustainable energy sources interacting in an intelligent system. With the island of Bornholm as a national test zone, Denmark can be at...

Energy Electrotechnology Electricity supply Energy systems
13 JUN

Soon everyone can trade energy with blockchain

Using blockchain technology, solar cell owners will in future be able to produce and sell energy on an equal footing with the major utility companies.

Electricity supply Energy systems
06 JUN

Temperature fluctuations in homes can be utilized in green transition

Flexible temperatures between 20-24 degrees Celsius in dwellings can reduce heat consumption and boost utilization of renewable energy.

Energy Energy production Energy systems Energy efficiency Energy storage
24 APR

Implementation of new class of smart actuating materials in biocompatible devices

Researchers from DTU Energy and DTU Physics have received a FET-Open grant from EU to pioneer research in biocompatible actuating materials that can be used for intelligent...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology
15 FEB

Wind turbine data from the island of Bornholm confirms potential of high-efficiency...

Using wind data from a wind farm on the Danish island of Bornholm, researchers from DTU Energy and partners have successfully tested the ability of electrolysis cells...

Energy Energy production Energy systems Energy storage Electrochemistry
25 JAN

Using Artificial Intelligence to increase the rate of materials discovery tenfold

The amount of CO 2 and methane in the atmosphere is rising and smog clouds hang heavily over the world's big cities. Top researchers from all over the world aim to do...

Energy Bioenergy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Power stations Solar energy
2017
29 SEP

Enthusiastic electrical technology geek celebrates 40 years at DTU

Esben Larsen from DTU Electrical Engineering is one of a kind. Not only does he spend most of his time on various research projects, but he is also a strong advocate...

Electrotechnology Energy production Energy systems
07 SEP

DTU graduate assists Radius in technical and financial optimisation of automatic...

The Danish electric operations company, Radius, is currently upgrading their secondary substations in order improve the operation of the grid. This, partly thanks to Mads...

Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems
16 JUN

DTU professor receives Danish gas award

Professor Poul Erik Morhost was presented with the Danish Gas Award for 2017 for his extraordinary work in the research project Future Gas which brings together industry...

Energy Bioenergy Energy systems
25 APR

PowerLabDK prepares for the digital energy future

In collaboration with the IT department of DTU, PowerLabDK has just invested in a large supercomputer as the first element of a soon-to-be-launched new Digital Energy Lab...

Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy IT systems
10 APR

Denmark in charge of new electric alliance

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark take the lead in a new project that will pave the way for an integrated energy system across the Nordic countries...

Electrotechnology Electrical engineering Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems
24 MAR

We must act now to achieve our goal

Oil, gas, and coal must be phased out and replaced by renewable energy. However, to ensure we have sufficient energy to cover our future needs, we must be able to store...

Energy Energy storage Energy systems
24 MAR

Hydrogen from 'reverse fuel' cells

Haldor Topsøe ’s plant produces hydrogen using electrolysis based on patented technology developed in partnership with DTU. The process fits well with biogas upgrade.

Bioenergy Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems
01 MAR

EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates first grid integrated battery storage in Denmark

Later this afternoon a large battery connected to the main grid in Nordhavn is officially inaugurated. The battery is part of the EnergyLab Nordhavn project, developing...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Energy production Energy systems Solar energy Wind energy
30 JAN

One step closer to 100 pct. renewable energy

In 2011 the Danish government presented a new energy strategy for the horizon of 2050, with the aim of becoming independent of all fossil fuels and therefore 100 pct. based...

Electrotechnology Energy efficiency Electricity supply Energy systems Power stations
2016
17 OCT

Singapore wants to emulate Danish smart cities

A delegation of researchers, public authority representatives, and business representatives from the Building and Construction Authorities (BCA) in Singapore visited...

Energy efficiency Energy production Energy systems Mapping and surveying
03 OCT

DTU collaboration with China could save thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions

DTU Electrical Engineering has launched an ambitious collaboration project with China that will increase the proportion of green energy in the electricity grid and ensure...

Electrotechnology Energy Energy systems Energy storage Energy production Electricity supply
06 SEP

World’s first electric car fleet supplying electricity to the grid

DTU is heading the testing of new technology which will enable a fleet of electric cars to supply power to the grid.

Energy Electricity supply Energy systems
29 JUN

Major energy savings for food industry: drying with air dehumidifiers

Drying is used in many industrial processes, for example in food production, and drying processes account for a substantial part of energy consumption in the industry...

Energy Energy systems Production and management
10 JUN

Solar and wind power on cruise control

In the infancy of the electricity grid, there was a need for systems capable of maintaining a stable voltage level and for the availability of additional power in the event...

Energy Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy systems Power stations Wind energy
19 MAY

Electrolysis research receives prize for best project

Senior scientist Ming Chen from DTU Energy has received the ForskEL-prize 2016 for his project “Solid Oxide Electrolysis for Grid Balancing” which represents an important...

Energy Electricity supply Energy storage Energy systems
13 APR

Waste heat from ship engines can be used for electricity production

In industry, there are many sources of low-temperature heat—heat which is often found in connection with waste products such as the hot exhaust gases from a ship’s combustion...

Energy Energy production Energy systems Fossil fuels Construction and mechanics Combustion engines Ships and offshore constructions
11 MAR

The cities can become fossil-free, if they think 'smart'

Cities are major energy consumers and thus also CO 2 emitters. However, it is precisely the many different urban infrastructures and energy units that may be the key...

Electronics Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production Energy systems IT systems Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
11 MAR

Laboratory for smart energy

In Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn district, researchers, authorities, utility companies, and industry are demonstrating in practice how to make the future energy supply and...

Energy efficiency Energy systems Data analysis Electricity supply Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge CO2 separation and CO2 storage Water supply
2015
Photo: Ditte Valente
06 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Sustainable energy for greener festival

In future, a local smart grid will provide sustainable solar power to parts of Roskilde Festival.

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy systems Solar energy
16 MAR

New issue of Technologist

Did you know that we unconsciously sniff out the perfect partner? And that sniffer dogs—in addition to money and drugs—can detect prostate, ovarian or gastrointestinal...

Fuel cells Energy storage Energy systems Micro and nanotechnology Sensors
2014
06 OCT

The largest demonstration of fuel cell systems for combined heat and power in...

The ene.field project, the hitherto largest demonstration of fuel cell systems for combined heat and power for individual buildings in Europe, is gathering speed.

Energy Fuel cells Electricity supply Energy systems
02 OCT

Research in hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems to be accelerated through standardization

A new EU project with Danish participation is to standardize the energy technologies solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) to promote...

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Energy efficiency Energy systems Energy production Energy storage
30 SEP

Research in hydrogen and fuel cell energy systems to be accelerated through standardization

A new EU project with Danish participation is to standardize the energy technologies solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) to promote...

Energy Fuel cells Electrochemistry Electricity supply Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
27 JUN

New computer models will improve the lifetime of solid oxide fuel cells

Denmark is committed to supplying 50% of electricity consumption by wind power by 2020, with the goal of supplying 100% of all energy by renewable sources by 2050. Solid...

Energy Fuel cells Energy production Energy efficiency Energy systems
2013
27 NOV

PowerLabDK and Spirae in new Copenhagen Cleantech promotion video

The Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster and the partners supports the mission is to secure continuous growth for cleantech companies by developing new projects and initiatives...

Energy systems Electricity supply Climate change
30 OCT

New EcoGrid EU report about smartgrid project on Bornholm

 ”New EcoGrid EU report: From Design to Implementation.” report is about the EcoGrid EU project.  A large-scale demonstration of consumer participation in the balancing...

Electricity supply Climate change Energy systems Solar energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency
28 OCT

2013 World Energy Congress in Korea

DTU and Kaist co-hosted an exhibition stand during the 2013 World Energy Congress in Daegu in South Korea from 13 - 17 October, where DTU participated with fuel cell and...

Solar energy Climate change Energy systems Energy production Energy storage
18 JUN

DTU President Anders Bjarklev visits EcoGridEU family at Bornholm

During “Folkemødet“ - The People Meeting at Bornholm, the venue where Danish politicians, interest organizations and citizen meet to debate current political issues, DTU...

Energy systems

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