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Nine research projects receive DKK 150 million from Innovation Fund Denmark

Monday 01 Dec 14

Innovation Fund Denmark

Innovation Fund Denmark's investments in strategic research within sustainable energy and environmental technology is a substantial contribution to the technological development which is necessary if Denmark is to live up to the goal of completely phasing out fossil energy sources by 2050, and to strengthen the development of new environmental technologies.
DTU heads nine out of the 15 research projects that will receive funding from Innovation Fund Denmark.

DTU is heading nine out of the 15 research projects on sustainable energy and environment, which will receive millions in funding from Innovation Fund Denmark. DTU participates in an additional two projects. The nine projects will receive a total of DKK 150 million out of the DKK 260 million allocated by Innovation Fund Denmark for energy research.

Innovation Fund Denmark's investments in strategic research within sustainable energy and environmental technology is a substantial contribution to the technological development which is necessary if Denmark is to live up to the goal of completely phasing out fossil energy sources by 2050, and to strengthen the development of new environmental Technologies.

Research Projects headed by DTU

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Sustainable aviation fuel 
In contrast to car traffic—which in the near future will be able to run on electricity—air traffic depends on biomass-based liquid fuel. .
Duration: 5 years

Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen
DTU Food, National Food Institute
Tel.+45 45252510

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 21 million.
Total budget: DKK 29 million.

From dirty water to clean energy 
Soon, we will be harvesting energy from water treatment plants, and thus transforming the plants from being energy guzzlers to green energy producers
Duration: 4 years

Atssociate Professor
Claus Helix-Nielsen
DTU Environment
Tel. +45 27102076

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 12 million.
Total budget: DKK 17 million.
Waves and offshore wind turbines

Extreme waves. A sudden wall of water. Scary, fascinating and crucial for the foundations of offshore wind turbines.
Duration: 4 years

Associate Professor Henrik Bredmose
DTU Wind Energy
Tel. +45 28728827

From Innovation Fund Denmark :
DKK 20 million.
Total budget: DKK 25 million
Overall Picture of the jigsaw puzzle of energy savings
The SAVE-E research project will examine what makes Danish households and companies invest in energy-saving solutions.
Duration: 4 years

Professor Henrik Klinge Jacobsen
DTU Management Engineering
Tel. +45 46775109

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 17 million.
Total budget: DKK 21 million

More green fuel for the transport sector
Projekt SYNFUEL vil forske i at kombinere elektrolyse med biomasseforgasning, så der kan produceres mere biobrændstof af samme mængde biomasse.
Varighed: 4 år
Professor Peter Vang Hendriksen
DTU Energy
Tel. +45 46775725
From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 17 million
Total budget: DKK 24 million.

No more platinum in polymer fuel cells
The price of polymer fuel cells is decreasing, but the cells are still very dependent on the precious metal platinum as catalyst material.
Duration: 4 years

Professor Jens Oluf Jensen
DTU Energy
Tel. +45 45252314

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 16 million.
Total budget: DKK 21 million.

Robust engines to make shipping greener
Danish researchers and engine designers want to find solutions for more efficient and eco-friendly marine engines.
Duration: 4 years

Associate Professor Jesper Schramm
DTU Mechanical Engineering
Tel. +45 45254179

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 16 million.
Total budget: DKK 23 million.

Realistic future scenario for eco-friendly transport
New analysis tool to show the way for a fossil fuel-free transport sector.
Duration: 4 years

Kenneth Bernard Karlsson
Head of Energy Systems Analysis Group
DTU Management Engineering 
Tel. +45 46775117

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 14 million.
Total budget: DKK18 million.

Biomass Conversion

Establishment of a new technology platform to make conversion of biomass and waste for liquid and gaseous biofuels much easier than it is today.
Duration: 3.5 years

Professor Georgios Kontogeorgis 
DTU Chemical Engineering
Tel. +45 45252859
From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 17 million.
Total budget: DKK 21 million.
 

Projects with DTU participation

 
   

Denmark the leader in electrolysis as energy storage
The search for effective solutions for storing renewable energy is now intensified with strategic Danish research into one of the most promising hydrogen production technologies.
Duration: 4 years

Professor Mogens Bjerg
DTU Energy
Tel. +45 46775726 

From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 19 million.
Total budget: DKK 26 million

Solar cells on the same wavelength as the sun
SunTune will boost the efficiency of solar cells to significantly increase future utilization of the sun's energy.
Duration: 4 years

 DTU Mechanical Engineering From Innovation Fund Denmark:
DKK 23 million.
Total budget: DKK 28 million.

 

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