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Market uptake of an automated technology for reusing old bricks

The eco-innovation of the project REBRICK demonstrates a new way for the management and reuse of demolition waste, saving energy and resources. With the new vibration-based technology it is now possible to clean bricks without using chemicals or water, improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts.

Green Ship of the Future

Green Ship of the Future is an industry-driven network which aims at minimising the carbon footprint by developing and demonstrating eco-innovations for the maritime industry in Denmark. The focus is on joint projects and studies on near-to-market solutions for energy efficient design and low carbon solutions in ship manufacturing and maritime transport operations. 

Landfill taxes – Dedicated green taxes to reduce waste sent to landfill

Landfill taxes are already widely spread fiscal measures across Europe. They help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and mitigate harmful environmental effects. Additionally, landfill taxes provide incentives to use more sustainable solutions of waste management, such as waste reduction and prevention, recovery or recycling. The instrument can bring about large tax revenues and lead to a significant decrease in the number of landfill sites a country has – for instance in the UK by two thirds in eight years.

Nordic Ecolabel – a Nordic Swan representing environmentally sound products and services

The Nordic Ecolabel, or Nordic Swan, is a voluntary labelling scheme that contributes to sustainable consumption. It takes into account a product’s whole life-cycle and evaluates its environmental impacts. The Ecolabel is predominant in DenmarkFinlandIcelandNorway and Sweden; it pertains to 63 different product groups and services.

Lightweight ferry increases resource efficiency

In a Danish-Swedish project, a ferry has been designed using lightweight materials, and compared with a steel ferry. The purpose was to demonstrate that fuel consumption could be reduced, when compared to traditional steel ferries. Results were positive, indicating that the new ferry's fuel consumption could be halved.

An energy efficient container ship

The Triple-E is the world's largest and most efficient vessel. The vessel reduces emissions and fuel consumption through the combination of its two engines, efficient shape and an advanced waste heat recovery system. The combination of these factors can reduce CO2 emissions by 50 percent per container moved, compared to industry average on the Asia-Europe trade.

European Green Cities Network (EGCN)

The European Green Cities Network (EGCN) is a forum for dissemination of sustainable urban housing initiatives. It is comprised of a network of cities, organisations and companies focusing on contributing to sustainable development in Europe [1].By providing support to one another and being active in new projects, participants of the EGCN work to promote the right conditions to create sustainable cities in Europe.

Nano-structured TiON Photo-Catalytic Membranes for Water Treatment (NATIOMEM)

The NATIOMEM consortium has developed a new photocatalytic membrane for water and wastewater treatment. The coated membrane, when irradiated by sunlight, is capable of oxidizing micropollutants and inactivating microorganisms. The coated membrane could be integrated into a treatment system, for water treatment without chemical addition.

Installation of heat pumps to recover waste-heat from the City Hall servers and reuse it for space heating and domestic hot water needs

The Danish municipality, Hedensted previously emitted  all excess heat produced via ventilators. Cronborg, a heat pumps company, convinced the municipality that green heat pump technology not only can save the city on its annual heating bill but also can significantly relieve the environment of green-house-gas emissions.

Establishment of an environmentally preferable solution for water and wastewater treatment by a Danish military airbase

The Danish military airbase, Karup invested in Envotherm wastewater treatment plant to treat wastewater generated by washing military helicopters. The plant purifies contaminated water through evaporation and ensures that it can be reused for industrial purposes or disposed of safely as wastewater. 

GNESD: Global network on Energy for Sustainable Development

In order to help achieve the United Nations’ Milleniums Goals[1], the Member Centres of the UNEP[2] facilitated the GNESD[3] with carrying out an analysis and producing policy advice on energy related issues, thereby increasing access to clean and affordable energy.

International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE)

The International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) is a worldwide network comprised of 140 Non-Governmental Organisations that promote sustainable energy and social development across around 60 countries.[1] INFORSE have the ultimate goal of supporting renewable energy solutions, by raising awareness and providing support.

CeFCo

Forest certification is a widely recognized method to prove sustainable forestry. It is also a rapidly growing trend at present, as the demand for certified wood has been increasing during the last two decades. Today, mainly the big actors within the field of forest and wood chain management are being certified. The 16 million small, private forest owners in Europe, holding 55 % of European forests, are often not. This is due to barriers such as certification cost and the fact that requirements are often developed for large-scale forestry. To ensure that small forest owners can compete on the same terms as the larger ones, the administrative, knowledge-related and financial barriers for certification of smaller forest owners must be cleared.