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Klima, miljø og energi

Residual Grains from Breweries Up-cycled to New Sustainable Products

The up-cycling of spent grains from breweries – that would otherwise go to waste – is generating entirely new and nutriotious food products. The process saves resources and is more climate-friendly than other related grain-products.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Danish startup is partnering with the world’s largest beverage company

As part of its strategy and goal for a World Without Waste, the world’s largest beverage company, Coca-Cola has teamed up with a Danish startup that makes sustainable paper bottles. The current prototype consisting of a paper shell with a recyclable plastic lining and cap is designed to be 100% recyclable.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Case: Innovative Shrimp-Peeling System Saves Water and Limits Costs

There is a major potential for optimizing resource-efficiency in the food and agricultural sector to become more sustainable during production processes. A new innovative shrimp-peeling system requires limited floor space, improves the end-product, cuts maintenance costs and can save an impressive 90% of water usage.

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Klima, miljø og energi

New enzymes demonstrate great potential for biomass breakdown

Researchers from DTU and the French Institute for Research in Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) in Marseille have developed a new class of enzymes that can help accelerate the process of breaking down biomass. This is an important step in the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy where biomass can be converted to fuel and value-added goods.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: Imperfect Fruits and Veggies are the New Black

15 tons of organic ugly-by-nature and surplus fruits and vegetables are saved every week through Eat Grim’s platform for ugly and surplus fruits and vegetables. By delivering produce, that would otherwise be wasted in today’s food value chain, directly from organic European farmers to consumers, the Danish scale-up Eat Grim fights food waste and saves crooked shapes, discoloured and different sized fruits and vegetables.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Danish lactic bacteria make African camel milk safe

A research project led by the Technical University of Denmark has come up with the formula for a freeze-dried starter culture that African farmers can use to make safe, fermented camel milk products.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: High-Yield Crops Go Smart and Sustainable

In collaboration with various research organisations, Samson Agro has developed technology that ensures real-time measurements of nutrients in manure. The technology enables farmers to avoid nutrient overuse for more sustainable farming.

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Strategi & ledelse

More than 370 tons of “ugly” vegetables rescued with new collaboration

More than 370 tons of “ugly” vegetables have been rescued over the last two years in Denmark. A survey shows that more than half of the Danes would prefer to buy food products that contribute to reducing food waste.

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Klima, miljø og energi

New invention aims to pioneer the recycling of food cartons

For way too long, food cartons have been the troublemaker for companies working towards the green transition. These products often contain different raw materials such as plastic, aluminum, and cardboard which makes it difficult for recycling businesses to separate the elements into reusable components. This might be an obstacle of the past according to Danish recycling company Prounit Frames.

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Samfund

New dietary advice can bring billions in societal gain

A study from the University of Copenhagen shows that less meat and more vegetables and legumes can provide an annual benefit to society of DKK 12 billion and give Danes more good life years.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: Dairy Production Automation Increases Efficiency on a High Scale

By implementing automation solutions in the food and beverage sector, production facilities can become more resource-efficient thus minimising waste, energy consumption and climate footprint.

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Strategi & ledelse

Novozymes enters rapid growing biocontrol market

Novozymes, a global pioneer in biological solutions, is expanding its microbial product and innovation portfolio to join the biocontrol segment of agriculture with promising enzyme-based technologies.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Case: 100% Plant-based Drinks with Good Nutritional Composition

The Danish plant drink company Dryk has one mission: To make it simple for everybody to choose high-quality plant-based drinks without any compromises. The focus is on providing consumers all over the world with great taste and good nutritional value.

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Strategi & ledelse

Danish company introduce new system for recycling packaging

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Klima, miljø og energi

Recycled Waste is Fuel for Biogas

Food waste and livestock manure are valuable raw materials at the Horsens Bioenergi co-digestion plant. Operated by engineering company Bigadan, the plant uses this feedstock to produce 28 million cubic metres of biogas a year – enough to meet the energy needs of 4,000 Danish households.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Technology significantly reduce water consumption in marine ingredients business

One of the world’s leading suppliers of marine ingredients, TripleNine, spends 16 million liters of water annually to unload fish from the fishing boats and into the factory. With an update of known technology, TripleNine can significantly reduce their water consumption.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Clean Chicken Feet with Half the Water

Danish meat processor HKScan has found that saving water and energy is sometimes surprisingly easy. In its poultry abattoir business, the company has cut water consumption by 100 cubic metres a day on its chicken feet line, simply by reversing the water flow. A lower water temperature has also brought daily energy savings.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Case: Innovative Robot Automatically Seed and Weed Crops

One of Europe’s largest vertical farms is up and running in a 7,000 square-meter warehouse near Copenhagen, producing lettuce and herbs vertically and powered by wind.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Taking Vodka to New Heights Due to Local Produce

In the unique agricultural environment around Lammefjorden in Denmark, a small Danish enterprise uses local surplus potatoes to create a vodka that is unique in taste and represents how the Danish food arena puts emphasis on the use of locally grown foods.

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Strategi & ledelse

Using drones increase earnings in agriculture

A study from 2019 between the Danish Technological Institute and SEGES shows the economic benefits of using drones in agriculture when gathering data for distributing plant protection. Targeting specific crops instead of the entire field ensures less plant protection waste and economic benefits for the farmer.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: Universal Cleaning Process Improves Feed Quality and Animal Health

The Danish technology provider, SKIOLD, has provided the largest and most advanced cow farm in South East Asia with a bespoke feed production plant that helps fight mycotoxin levels with a universal cleaning process.

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Klima, miljø og energi

The first brewery in Denmark with CO2-free production

Svaneke Brewery is located on the Danish island Bornholm in the middle of the Baltic Sea, and here, sustainability has been a focal point since the very beginning. Svaneke Brewery produces organic beer with zero CO2 emissions making it the first CO2 neutral beer production in Denmark.

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Strategi & ledelse

Automated Traceability is the Key to Premium Meat

Traceability is crucial when managing the production of high-end meat products and ensuring optimum use of raw materials at the same time. The automation experts at Frontmatec understand that need completely. Their tailored software solutions for modern meat processing companies are the proof.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Denmark secures a new world record – we spend most on organic food

Global sales of organic food have never been greater. 2019 saw sales of EUR 106 billion – and once again Denmark is leading the way. Not only does Denmark have the largest organic market share – Danes now spend the most on organic food per capita according to a new international report published today.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: Experts Co-Develop Flexible Meat Trimmer

New 3D trimming technology addresses the challenge many slaughterhouses deals with when they trim the fat layer of different meats. The technology utilises a 3D picture, which can then be used to direct a machine to conduct fast and efficient trimming.

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Strategi & ledelse

Case: International Partners Accelerate Detection of Poultry Disease

Traditional testing methods are time consuming and poultry companies risk further outbreak of diseases as they await results. A collaboration project across borders has developed a portable device that can detect pathogens and viruses in less than an hour.

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Klima, miljø og energi

Global Climate Task Force aims to supply global climate solutions

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council is setting up a Global Climate Task Force to develop green initiatives aimed at minimising greenhouse gas emissions globally together with leading Danish companies.

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