Mariane Hounum,Danish EPAPublic initiatives forpromotingecoinnovation20 March 2012
DEFINITION Eco-efficient technology: Any technology, that either directly or indirectly improves the environment. It includes technologies for limiting pollution with the use 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: 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.
The action plans for promoting eco-efficient technologyBackground: Global environmental challenges Danish strengths in the environment field EU - Environmental Technology Action Plan
The action plans for promoting eco-efficient technology Danish solutions to global environmental challenges, 2007- 2009, 120 mio. DKK. Environmental technology – for improvement of the environment and growth, 2010-2011, 90 mio. DKK MUDP – ”Environmental Development Programme”, 2012, 65 mio. DKK Future ?
The action plan for promoting eco-efficient technologyInitiatives: Technology development, test and demonstration Public/private partnerships Innovation and regulation International cooperation Information and service
Technology development, test and demonstration Subsidy scheme development, testing, and demonstration of Internationalt 4 new environmental Affald 9 technologies Støj 5 Water, air, and waste was Kemi 9 priority areas Vand 150 Projects (2008-2011) 59 Luft 19
Water projectsFocus areas, e.g.: Sensitive waterareas/wetlands Monitoring drinking water quality Effective processes for cleaning wastewater Saving water, energy and chemicals in industrial processes Management of ekstreme rainfall Cleaning of ballastwater from ships
Grants divided among different types of companies 7% Miljøteknologisk virksomhed 12% Rådgivende virksomheder 44% GTS institutter 22% Universitet o.l. Forsyningsvirksomheder, offentlige myndigheder mv 15%
Public/private partnerships Formalised forums for co-operation established to create synergies between research institutions, companies, public bodies, and users Focus on development of effective, cheap and rapid solutions to environmental challenges. Target environmental areas in which Danish actors are facing particular challenges.
Shipping partnerships - air pollution and ballast water
Innovation and regulation - examples Regulation via International Maritime Organisation E.g.Ballastwater partnership and projects Public needs and technical solutions – a pilotproject
International cooperation and export promotion Agreements with China and India Collaboration on environmental sustainable development Water, waste management, and other areas. Eco-efficient technology Commercial collaboration Public/private partnerships Shandong, China (ground water) Chongqing, China (waste water) Delhi, India (waste water) Five projects in China
MORE INFORMATION Danish Environmental Protection Agency www.mst.dk/English/ Action plan to promote eco-efficient technology 2010-2011 http://www.ecoinnovation.dk/NR/rdonlyres/BBD1582D- DF55-4799-94B2-FBE4BDBB8053/0/Miljoeteknologi_plan_2010_engelsk.pdf