50 mio. DKK is allocated in the State budget 2012 for a new Ecoinnovation Programme

Publiceret 24-01-2012

The Danish Government considers eco-innovation to play a crucial role in relation to greening the economy.

The Danish Government considers eco-innovation to play a crucial role in relation to greening the economy. It is the ambition that Denmark should be a place for demonstration of new technologies developed through partnerships between the public and the private sector. In support of this ambition 50 mio. DKK is allocated in the State Budget 2012 for a new Ecoinnovation Programme.

The programme should contribute to the green change in Denmark. Target areas are expected to be water, chemicals, waste, air pollution, noise and city infrastructure.

The framework for the initiative will be developed during the spring 2012.

Environmental technologies

Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the held of cleaning, more environmentally friendly products and production processes, more efficient energy and ressource management as well as technological systems that reduce the environmental impact.

Examples include e.g. technology flue gas cleaning, wind turbines, water treatment, enzymes for animal feed and washing powder, biofuel production, energy-efficient pumps and substitution of chemicals with more environmentally friendly solutions.