High-tech climate action

Today, greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 per cent higher than in 1990, and global warming is causing drastic changes in our climate. At the same time, the world population will rise to almost ten billion in 2050, with everyone needing clean water, enough to eat, and cheap energy.

DTU is playing its role in helping to tackle climate change. We are world-leading in renewable energy research, where we are focusing on addressing the major challenge of transforming and integrating renewable energy systems—for example wind power and solar energy—so they become interconnected, ‘intelligent’, flexible, and stable.

At the same time, we are monitoring the environment, we are keeping an eye on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, we are developing disease-resistant cultivated plants that can withstand climate change, and we are researching bio-based production methods for industry, so that we can produce, for example, plastics and chemicals without using oil.


Articles on high-tech climate action

Emissions of greenhouse gases, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, and the integration of renewable energy systems are just some of the challenges society faces today. DTU is world-leading within energy research, and is thus contributing to tackling climate change.

Learn more in the theme 'Climate'.


High-tech climate action facilities

Villum fuels

The new VILLUM Centre for Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals will develop technologies for the sustainable conversion of renewable energy into fuel.

Foto: Thorkild Christensen
A new research centre — Hempel Foundation Coatings Science and Technology Centre (CoaST) — is conducting more research into environmentally sustainable and effective coatings technologies.
PowerLabDK (Photo: Torben Nielsen/DTU Elektro)

A grant for a new digital energy laboratory supports DTU’s world-leading position within digital solutions for the energy sector.


High-tech climate action research grants

Foto Torben Nielsen

Bornholm gets Denmark's largest battery

A large new DTU-led project will demonstrate the biggest battery connected to the Danish electricity grid. Batteries are predicted to play a decisive role in phasing out fossil power stations.

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Student projects on high-tech climate action

Foto Ed Robinson/AP Images for Shell

Once again, DTU students won the international student competition for fuel efficiency.

A team of MSc students has received an award for an innovative product that reduces food waste and has minimal impact on climate.

Three BSc students have used hemp and mushroom roots to produce the world’s first fully biodegradable surfboard.


Interdisciplinary cooperation

Photo: Adam Mørk

UNEP DTU Partnership is anchored at DTU, and is a collaboration between the UN Environment Programme, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, and DTU.


Working in cooperation with Tech College Greenland, the Greenland Government, and the Municipality of Qeqqata, DTU is developing technology and research for the benefit of the Arctic and