Key projects and organizations
Below is an alphabetical list of key project and collaboration partners in the region of Zealand.
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- Algae Innovation Centre
- Bioenergy Promotion (project)
- Cluster Biofuel Denmark
- Copenhagen Capacity
- Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster
- Energy Cluster Zealand
- Femern Belt Development
- Growth Forum Zealand
- Hashøj Biogas
- Hydrogen Village Vestenskov
- The Industrial Symbiosis
- Invest in Denmark
- Roskilde University
- Smart City Kalundborg
- Solrod Biogas Plant Investment Project (project)
- The Region of Zealand
The Algae Innovation Center builds on the existing companies on Lolland-Falster and Zealand. The centre aims together with companies to develop new business opportunities so that companies could take advantage of the economic potential there is in the cultivation of algae and the development of new, innovative productions.
The Bioenergy Promotion project will promote the development of a sustainable production of and commercialization of biomass in the Baltic Sea Region. Roskilde University and the Zealand Region are partners in the project. The project is part-financed from the EU Baltic Sea Interreg programme, with a budget of about five million Euro. The Swedish Energy Agency coordinates the project, which all in all is a collaboration between 33 participating partners from ten countries around the Baltic Sea.
CAPNOVA is a privately held company, helping entrepreneurs and innovators to find the capital and the right competences required for turning ideas into enterprises. CAPNOVA is a unique combination of government-backed pre-seed capital, science park and venture company
Cluster Biofuels Denmark, CBD is a cluster initiative promoting bio-refinery projects. CBD provides business development services and strives to facilitate the creation of international partnerships within bio-refinery technologies.
Copenhagen Capacity is the Danish Capital Region’s official inward investment agency. Copenhagen Capacity’s mission is to promote the region internationally with the aim of attracting and maintaining foreign companies.
Copenhage Cleantech Cluster is dedicated to providing necessary business conditions to aid cleantech research, development and implementation creating superior value for all the stakeholders. They facilitate partnerships, host events, carry out analyses and gather information across a number of focus areas.
Energy Cluster Zealand aim is to create better energy and climate solutions in their member municipalities. Energy Cluster Zealand is an open platform for regional cooperation, and in addition to municipalities and regions they involve the business community, private citizens and research institutions.
Femern Belt Development wants to create economic and human, cultural and social development for the benefit of the people of the Femern Belt corridor, but with a particular focus on Region Zealand.
Growth Forum Zealand
Growth Forum Zealand is – among other things – responsible for distribution of EU funds from The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and The European Social Fund (ESF).
Hashøj Kraftvarmeforsyning and Hashøj Biogas are based on a simple philosophy of the utilisation of resources that are abundantly accessible in an agricultural country, such as Denmark. Farmers produce about 25 million pigs per year, and this results in huge amounts of slurry, which can be transformed into useful gas and improved fertiliser.
In Vestenskov five houses are supplied with electricity and heating, aided by hydrogen and fuel cells. The consortium Dansk Mikrokraftvarme is behind the research project, which aims at developing further knowledge on the utilisation of this technology. The goal is to connect another 25 homes to the system.
In Kalundborg Symbiosis, public and private enterprises buy and sell waste products from industrial production in a closed cycle. The residual products traded can include steam, dust, gases, heat, slurry or any other waste products that can be physically transported from one enterprise to another.
As part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Invest in Denmark is a customized one-stop service for foreign companies looking to set up business or research activities in Denmark.
Roskilde University (RUC) is the largest educational institution in Region Zealand. At RUC is in close dialogue with its local, regional, nation and international surroundings. The university receives input from the outside world about social and societal challenges that research can address, and share their research results with the rest of the world. The university has a green profile, which is under constant development. The Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change is the one most often involved in research in sustainable development.
The project Smart City Kalundborg will – in a vibrant urban community – begin testing and developing solutions that can ensure intelligent use of energy to match the great Danish ambitions for wind, solar and biomass energy generation.
The municipality of Solrød in Region Zealand Denmark is a Covenant signatory and has already submitted a SEAP which commits to achieve a 55 % greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2025. Studies have shown a viable basis for constructing a CHP biogas plant using three main fractions: cast seaweed collected from the beaches at Bay of Køge (Køge Bugt), organic waste from the local pectin and carrageenans production facility and manure from local pigs and cattle farms. An annual CO2 reduction of approximately 40.100 tons has been projected in the feasibility study.
Region Zealand is the organization in charge of regional development in the region.
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