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Sanofi-Aventis considers acquiring stake in Zealand Pharma 

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis is considering to acquire a 19.9% stake in Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma 

LM Glasfiber: Denmark a power centre for R&D of wind turbine blades 

Denmark will be a power centre for the development of extremely long wind turbine blades, according to the head of R&D at LM Glasfiber 

Renault uses COP15 to showcase its new EV range 

At the Radisson SAS Hotel just down the road from the COP15 conference centre, Renault showcased prototypes of its new ZE range of electric vehicles 

Aalborg Energie Technik gains two orders for biomass-fuelled power stations


The Danish engineering company has received two orders for the design and establishment of two advanced power stations using biomass as feedstock.


LEO Pharma: Positive results from pre-cancer treatment clinical trial 

The Danish pharmaceutical company has announced positive results from two phase III clinical trials of its PEP005 gel for the treatment of a pre-cancerous skin condition 

LM Glasfiber and Samsung team up in US wind market initiative 

The Danish wind turbine blade manufacturer has signed a deal with Samsung to supply blades for Samsung’s new 2.5 MW wind turbine on the US market  

Aalborg University launches Europe's first course in Sustainable Biotech 

In response to the growing need to develop feedstocks from other sources than oil, Aalborg University is launching an accredited 2 year course in Sustainable Biotechnology  

RAcell to open Denmark's first solar cell factory in Copenhagen 

The fledging Danish technology company has secured a multimillion investment sum and is ready to build Denmark's first fully automated solar cell factory 

World's first fuel cell merchant ship visits Copenhagen during COP15 

The Norwegian ship Viking Lady, equipped with a 320 kW fuel cell, is visiting the Port of Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference COP15 

Coloplast and Aalborg University set up firm to bring novel plaster to market  

The new company, which will further develop a plaster that can diagnose whether a patient is in risk of coronary thrombosis, is looking for investors in Denmark and abroad 

Novozymes focuses on exploiting Brazilian sugar as 'the new oil' 

The Danish enzymes manufacturer has entered development partnerships with two Brazilian biochemical companies, Braskem and Cetrel 

New virtual 3D model to help demonstrate and design energy systems 

Energy City Frederikshavn, utility company Frederikshavn Forsyning and Aalborg University have launched a virtual 3D energy model which can calculate, predict and visualise energy systems 

Nobel family launches climate initiative in Denmark 

Four descendants of Ludvig Nobel, the older brother of Alfred Nobel who instituted the Nobel Prizes, launched a climate initiative in Copenhagen last week 

Mermaid Care launches new product and prepares for market roll-out 

The northern Jutland medico company has developed a product for measuring the oxygenation function of the lungs which can help minimise the risks inherent in surgery under anaesthesia 

Novozymes and India's PRAJ in biofuel collaboration 

World-leading enzyme manufacturer Novozymes has announced a collaboration with PRAJ, one of India's leading companies in biofuel technology and plants 

Danish EV market polarises over the range-per-charge issue 

As the Danish EV market development gathers pace, issues such as range limitation are beginning to polarise opinions on the most practical way forward 

New technology reduces wear and raises output from wind turbines 

Danish industrial concern NKT's subsidiary NKT Photonics has successfully tested a laser-based technology that can significantly reduce wear on wind turbines and also improve output by at least 5% 

Research project on e-commerce gains DKK 26.5m grant 

The Danish Council for Strategic Research has granted DKK 26.5m, its largest sum ever, to a research project on e-commerce 

Panasonic and SEAS-NVE in collaboration on energy management 

Panasonic Europe and SEAS-NVE have entered a collaboration on development and testing of an energy management system that can help make people's homes more environmentally friendly 

Novo Nordisk starts testing oral insulin analogue in humans 

The Danish medico company has initiated its first phase 1 clinical trial with an oral insulin analogue, codenamed NN1952 

Southern Denmark launches solar cell test centre initiative 

South Denmark Growth Forum is providing funding for the establishment of five high tech test centres for solar cell arrays  

New agreement brings PhD students from India to Aalborg University 

A collaboration between Aalborg University in northern Jutland and associated research environments in India has led to an agreement on placements of research students from India in Aalborg 

Siemens reveals gearless wind turbine as COP15 swings into action 

Siemens Wind Power has installed a prototype of a 3 MW gearless onshore wind turbine which could revolutionise the wind industry 

Fashion firm Bestseller plans massive European expansion 

Bestseller Retail Europe, the Bestseller group's largest retail company, plans to double its number of stores in Europe to 1,000 in the next few years 

New sensor to improve the longevity of artificial cardiac valves 

The Aarhus School of Engineering and Aarhus University Hospital have developed a sensor that can help to improve the lifetime of artificial cardiac valves 

Danish smart textile firm lands order for space socks from ESA 

Fledgling firm Ohmatex has secured an DKK 1.5m (USD 304,000) order against international competition from the European Space Agency ESA to make muscle-measuring socks for astronauts 

ChoosEV and Insurance firm If enter collaboration 

Danish electric vehicle company ChoosEV has entered into close collaboration with the Nordic region's second largest insurer If 

Denmark launches new research platform for intelligent electricity systems  

A consortium has started the first phase of PowerLabDK, an experimental platform for electric power and energy with a budget of DKK 131m 

Dexa Wave Energy gets public funding for testing its concept 

The wave power technology developer has received support from to test a 1:5 scale version of its machine in the stormy coastal waters off Jutland 

New biomass gasification demonstration plant gets state support 

A consortium led by DONG Energy will commence a four year project to build a biomass gasification plant at DONG Energy's Asnæs Power Station 

Japanese robotics firm Cyberdyne to establish presence in Denmark 

Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne, which specialises in Hybrid Assisted Limb (HAL) technology, is set to establish a presence in Denmark as a bridgehead into the European market 

Danish medicotech exports remain strong despite financial crisis 

Exports of Danish medicotechnology have doubled in the last 10 years, and are expected to continue growing in 2009 and 2010 

Two massive wind turbines swing into action for COP15 

Two Siemens 3.6 MW wind turbines are taken into use in the Avedøre Holme district of Copenhagen, and will supply electricity to approx. 5,000 households 

Stirling DK is ready to demonstrate its CO2 neutral power plant at COP15 

The fledgling cleantech firm has put a Stirling engine powered demonstration plant into action, ready to show potential customers at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen from December 7-18 

Aarhus University gains grant for nanomedicine research centre 

The Lundbeck Foundation has granted DKK 30m to Aarhus University in Jutland for the establishment of a research centre in nanomedicine 

Copenhagen gets its first hydrogen station for EVs 

Copenhagen has acquired its first hydrogen station for EVs, where the municipality's fleet of eight new hydrogen powered cars will tank up 

EU report shows rapid progress towards "Digital Denmark" 

The EU Commission's report "Smarter, Faster, Better eGovernment – 8th Benchmark Measurement" shows that Denmark has jumped up five places to 9th since the 2007 benchmarking 

Inbicon inaugurates its 2G bioethanol plant in time for COP15 

The DONG Energy subsidiary has officially opened its multi-product plant which will produce 5.4 million litres of cellulosic bioethanol per year, as well as molasses and biopellets 

Eurowind Energy forecasts a doubling of its revenues 

Wind energy developer Eurowind Energy A/S is on course to double its revenues this year, despite the tough economic conditions 

Move About moves into Copenhagen with electric cars 

Move About has launched in Denmark, with 8 Think City 2-seater cars available from a car pool located in central Copenhagen 

Bavarian Nordic lands another vaccine contract for the US 

The Danish vaccine development company has been awarded a USD 40m contract for a freeze-dried version of its Imvamune smallpox vaccine 

Siemens Wind Power lands groundbreaking order in Latin America 

Danish subsidiary Siemens Wind Power has won an order to supply 70 turbines to the Mexican wind energy developer Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables 

Inbicon looks to US and Asia to market its 2G bioethanol technology 

Inbicon is ready to start up its bioethanol plant in Kalundborg, Denmark, but ambitions to market its technology and know-how lie abroad 

Green Lighthouse – Denmark's first CO2-neutral public building 

The DKK 37m Green Lighthouse has opened, and will house service functions for the Copenhagen University's Faculty of Science  

New wind investment company to buy up wind turbines in tough market 

Danish companies Egnsinvest and Tre-For are putting DKK 210m into a new wind investment company listed on NASDAQ OMX First North 

Copenhagen Towers project set to enter phase 2 

With the first phase of Copenhagen Towers nearing completion, the two brothers behind the project are ready to get the DKK 1bn second phase of the project under way 

Denmark to get its own stem cell research centre 

The Danish government is earmarking DKK 65m for a new stem cell research centre, which is expected to open in 2012 

Danish architects to design Hanoi's new financial district 

Dissing + Weitling has won an international competition to design a new urban area of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, that will include a financial district  

Major geothermal resources in Denmark ready to be tapped 

Copious supplies of hot water trapped in the porous sandstone layers beneath Denmark, reveals a large scale geological survey 

Danish nanowire breakthrough could revolutionise nanoelectronics 

A new method of making nanowires could have major implications for the future of both nanoelectronics and high efficiency solar cells 

Cleaner shipping spells big business for Aalborg Industries 

Tighter rules on flue gas emissions from ships to be introduced by the IMO mean excellent earning opportunities for Jutland-based Aalborg Industries 

Danish contractor wins order for world's largest offshore wind farm 

Danish infrastructure contractor Per Aarsleff and Germany’s Bilfinger Berger GmbH will execute the first phase of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm  

Enzyme technology makes waste-to-energy more flexible 

A new technology can convert the organic material in domestic waste into a liquid oil-like slurry, allowing flexible use of the fuel as well as recovery of glass and metal  

Big opportunities for Danish healthcare IT in the US 

Danish companies with healthcare IT products have opportunities for big earnings in the US, if they can find a way to get a foothold in the market and achieve the necessary coverage  

Danish IT firm gets award for its mobile log-in security technology 

Danish IT firm SMS Passcode is voted a top innovator in IT security at a congress organised by world leading publication in the IT security area, SC Magazine  

Vestas receives an order for 51 wind turbines for Mexico  

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has gained an order for 51 of its V80-2.0 MW wind turbine for a project in Oaxaca, Mexico 

Symantec acquires Danish software firm Softscan 

Software giant Symantec has acquired the Danish software firm Softscan, which develops hosted security solutions for e-mail 

Vestas ‘Stealth Turbine’ could have major impact on wind farm planning 

Vestas and international defence technology company Qinetic have developed a wind turbine with "stealth" characteristics that makes it largely invisible to radar systems 

Genmab achieves breakthrough as FDA approves Arzerra 

Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline have received accelerated approval of Arzerra (ofatumumab) from the US Food and Drug Administration  

Sweden's EQT invests in Danish wind power company Skykon 

EQT Expansion Capital, part of the Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners, has invested a multimillion sum in Danish wind energy supply chain company Skykon 

Øresund region starts branding campaign as an IT hot spot 

A three-year, EUR 3m branding campaign will aim to increase awareness of the Øresund region as a global IT hot spot, with a view to attracting major IT companies 

DTU gets Denmark's fastest supercomputer 

The Technical University of Denmark has become the proud possessor of Denmark's fastest supercomputer, a machine capable of executing 45 trillion floating point operations per second 

Maersk Line saves DKK 2.5bn in fuel via environmental initiatives 

Shipping company Maersk Line has launched environmental initiatives that this year alone will result in fuel savings of about DKK 2.5bn 

Danish know-how to support Norway's new offshore wind power centre 

27 October sees the inauguration of the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy, in which wind technology experts from Aalborg University will be closely involved 

Taiwan's Amita to start EV battery production in Denmark 

Taiwanese battery group Amita, a subsidiary of the world's largest battery manufacturer GP Batteries, has chosen Denmark for its European battery production 

Bestseller opens store on popular Chinese internet shopping mall 

Denmark's largest fashion group Bestseller has opened a flagship store on the Chinese internet shopping site Taobao Mall 

NeuroSearch prepares to manufacture and sell its first drug 

Danish biopharmaceutical company NeuroSearch is changing its business to handle production and sales of its first drug Huntexil 

DTU sets world record for high speed data transmission 

A research team at the Technical University of Denmark has set a new world record for high speed communication – 5.1 terabits per second 

USA looks to Nordic region for healthcare IT expertise 

The Nordic countries have carved out a niche for themselves as pioneers in the application of IT to the health sector, and this has been duly noted in the US 

Danish fledgling firm in deal with Dutch electricals giant Philips 

Chempaq A/S has entered a technology licensing agreement with Philips regarding its XDM blood testing apparatus designed for use in home settings 

Chinese biotech giant establishes presence in Denmark 

Shanghai ChemPartner, one of the world's biggest pre-clinical research companies, is opening a European headquarters in Copenhagen this November 

Millions for Aalborg project to create chipset for 4G mobile technology 

Danish and international collaboration partners have launched a DKK 90m research project in 4G mobile communication technology in Aalborg 

Pilot project promises big energy savings for garden centre 

A garden centre on the island of Funen is using groundbreaking technology that stores heat from the sun in summer for use in winter 

Vestas to expand its wind turbine blade R&D facilities in UK and Denmark 

In both Jutland, Denmark and on the Isle of Wight in the UK, Vestas will significantly expand its wind turbine blade research units, known as Blades R&D 

Danish wind power centre will seek support from EU 

Former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen is directing a new fund established to convert the historic Lindø Wharf into a knowledge centre for the offshore wind industry 

Aalborg University research focuses on cheaper solar cells 

A new project will research into how thin-film silicon solar cell technology can be used to make solar power cheaper and more energy-efficient  

Better Place enters EV infrastructure deals with Danish municipalities 

Electric vehicle scheme Better Place has started entering agreements with Danish municipalities to develop a nationwide network of battery shift stations 

DKK 3bn waste incineration plant in Copenhagen on the drawing board  

A waste and energy company plans to build a major new waste incineration plant, which can supply electricity and heat to 140,000 households in Copenhagen 

Lundbeck acquires French drug manufacturing firm 

Lundbeck takes another step into the French market through acquisition of Elaiapharm 

Vestas gains 58 MW wind turbine order for Italy 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 29 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for Italy  

New budget shipping company might gain billionaire as investor 

A new Danish shipping company that aims to launch a low price container ship business model could be on the way to raise an investment from a Norwegian multi-billionaire 

Norway's Pronova BioPharma opens DKK 1.7bn plant in Kalundborg 

Norway's Pronova BioPharma has inaugurated a new DKK 1.7bn plant in the Danish port of Kalundborg 

DONG Energy shareholders announce their own EV initiative 

The two main minority shareholders in DONG Energy have announced their own EV initiative in Denmark in collaboration with German car rental giant Sixt 

Welfare technology project in Southern Denmark gains major funding 

Southern Denmark Growth Forum has announced that it will grant DKK 51.6m for a three year project in welfare technology 

DTU launches new research initiative in renewable energy storage 

The Technical University of Denmark has launched a new research initiative to design catalysts that can enable storage of renewable energy 

Important breakthrough for ALK's tablet vaccine Grazax 

Danish allergy vaccine company ALK's tablet vaccine for grass pollen allergy, Grazax, has been approved by authorities in 27 European countries as a disease-modifying allergy treatment 

Aalborg University professor receives prestigious award in US 

Professor Frede Blaabjerg of Aalborg University has received a prestigious prize, the Distinguished Service Award, from the IEEE Power Electronics Society in the US 

Fledgling hydrogen technology firm H2 Logic partners with energy giant Shell 

H2 Logic and Shell have formed a partnership focused on pathfinding work towards creating a network of hydrogen fuelling stations in Denmark 

The closure of historic Lindø Wharf: a cloud with a silver lining? 

Dismay over the closure is turning to optimism for the future as the idea of Lindø Wharf becoming a renewable energy powerhouse gathers pace  

Danish software prevents energy waste from inactive IT equipment 

A power management module from CapaSystems can help prevent significant energy loss from computers and screens inadvertently left on after working hours 

Shipping company Unifeeder launches CO2 calculator 

Danish shipping company Unifeeder has launched a CO2 calculator on its website which enables customers to calculate the most CO2 friendly means of transport 

Tax-exemption of hybrid cars under ministerial consideration 

Denmark's transport minister wants to see hybrid cars placed on the same footing as electric cars, which are currently tax-exempted  

Port of Esbjerg could make a fortune from North Sea offshore wind  

Energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood reckons the port of Esbjerg is well placed to capitalise on the huge potential of offshore wind in the North Sea  

Vestas buys extra land to attract its sub-suppliers to locate in US 

The Danish wind turbine giant has bought 100 hectares of land around its manufacturing plants in Colorado in a move designed to attract sub-suppliers 

Bavarian Nordic to supply its smallpox vaccine to EU country 

The Danish vaccine company has announced that it has signed a contract with the armed forces of an undisclosed EU country to supply its smallpox vaccine  

IDC: Danish IT market reaches bottom 

The Danish IT industry is recovering its composure in the wake of the financial crisis, which has especially decreased sales of hardware 

Smart grid development could be a huge money-spinner for Denmark 

With smart grids now being seen as a massive future market opportunity, Denmark is in the fortunate position of being an acknowledged frontrunner 

Two major players in the Danish financial IT market join forces 

Two established players on the Danish IT market – Skandinavisk Data Center and Bankernes EDB Central – are joining forces in a new company 

Danish-Swiss biotech fusion could signal the start of a new trend 

A fusion has been announced between the promising Danish biotech firm Evolva and the Swiss biotech concern Arpida 

Vestas announces new initiatives in the offshore sector 

Vestas launches an offshore version of its V112 turbine and enters a partnership with Norwegian research institute Nowitech which has expertise in floating foundations  

Danish fledgling firm develops nanotechnology for solar cells 

After four years of effort, the Funen-based fledgling company Nanofiber has succeeded in creating a new type of organic nanofibre that can be used in solar cells 

Stirling DK: Denmark's big cleantech hope 

Hopes are high for the Danish cleantech firm Stirling DK, as it rakes in stacks of investment cash and scoops a prestigious climate award 

Danish firm AM3D to supply in-car audio technology to Hyundai/Kia 

Aalborg-based AM3D's Power Bass technology has been chosen by the Korean automaker for its midsize and compact cars 

Medical equipment firm looks to repeat its Midas touch 

Having scored a major success with its disposable laryngeal mask, the Danish firm Ambu has now launched a single use disposable videoscope 

Wind energy firm Skykon has new ambitions in China and the US 

The Danish wind energy supply chain company Skykon is set to acquire a wind turbine tower manufacturer in the US and build a new factory to make composites in China 

Aalborg University and partners launch electric car technology project 

Aalborg University is heading a 3-year project that aims to develop energy efficient components and technologies for electric cars 

India's Reva to launch electric family car in Denmark in Q2 2010  

Reva Electric Car Company sees Denmark as a core market for the company's all-electric family car Reva NXR, which will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month 

Power station heat pump exploits cheap electricity from wind energy 

Frederikshavn CHP station has become the first such plant in the country to be equipped with a heat pump that can use cheap electricity from wind turbines 

The increasing incentives for Danish motorists to choose electric 

An increasing number of cost-saving parameters favouring electric cars are appearing, as the e-transport market prepares to take off in Denmark 

Denmark's Leo Pharma acquires US-Australian rival Peplin 

The Danish pharmaceutical company has announced the acquisition of US-Australian rival Peplin in a DKK 1.5bn deal 

Ireland chooses Danish technology for new waste-to-energy plant 

Denmark's Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has been chosen to supply Ireland's first municipal waste-to-energy plant, an EUR 130m facility to be built in County Meath 

Danish e-learning company Mingoville teaches Chile to speak English 

E-learning company Mingoville has gained an agreement with the Chilean government that will give the entire population of Chile access to Mingoville's English tuition 

New sunscreen material also produces electricity and stores heat 

An exhibition at the Danish Design Centre features a window blind that also acts as a flexible heat storage medium and can furthermore generate electricity 

Flegling Danish car firm has big ambitions in the e-transport sector 

Recently founded Danish electric car company Lynx plans to compete on the Danish market, and sell its battery technology to other auto manufacturers 

Icelandic company looks to Copenhagen bourse to raise capital 

Icelandic orthopedic prosthesis manufacturer Ossur is seeking a secondary listing on the Copenhagen stock exchange in a bid to attract international investors 

Investors sought to develop full-scale waste-to-biofuel technology 

Danish start-up company Organic Fuel Technology seeks capital to help develop a patented waste-to-biofuel technology from pilot scale to commercial scale 

Vestas receives 77 MW wind turbine order from Spain 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has received a 77 MW wind turbine order from Spain 

Danisco yoghurt culture claimed to protect against colds and flu 

Placebo controlled research on new Danisco yoghurt culture strains shows a protective effect against colds and flu in young children 

Santaris Pharma enters alliance with Britain's Shire 

Danish biotech firm Santaris Pharma has entered a research alliance with the British pharmaceutical company Shire to develop new medicines for the treatment of rare genetic disorders  

Breakthrough in Chinese-Danish nanoelectronics  

Research teams at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Nano-Science Center at Copenhagen University have succeeded in producing computer electronics on the nanoscale 

Vattenfall takes interest in Danish firm's bio-oil technology 

Vattenfall and Aalborg University are partnering with Danish fledgling firm SCF Technologies in a two year project to design a demonstration plant based on its Catliq technology  

Boeing and DONG Energy team up on climate technology 

The two companies are partnering on new communication technologies to manage the intelligent energy systems of the future 

Danish biotech firm Advandx gets DKK 42 million cash injection 

Advandx, which develops and markets molecular-based diagnostic products for infectious diseases, has gained around DKK 42m in fresh capital from existing investors  

Germany's Sixt leaps into Danish e-car market ahead of the pack 

Germany's car rental giant Sixt is leaping into the market ahead of the field and will put hundreds of Citroen C1 electric models onto Denmark's streets from 1st September this year 

Leaneco develops competitively priced fuel cell based UPS solution 

Leaneco's solution for data centres replaces conventional diesel generator and lead-acid battery UPS systems for critical IT infrastructure with methanol-powered fuel cells 

Rapid progress in increasing efficiency of Risø/DTU plastic solar cells  

Denmark's National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Risø/DTU, is making rapid progress with its development of plastic solar cells 

Danish firm wins strategically important order from Royal Navy 

Viking, a leading supplier of maritime safety solutions, has landed an order from Britain's Royal Navy for evacuation equipment 

Lundbeck races ahead in French antidepressant market 

Following restructuring of its sales operation, Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck has gained significant market share in France over the last three years 

Internet shopping continues to grow in Denmark 

New data shows that while Danish consumers may be cautious about spending in high street shops, internet shopping continues to rise 

Poland's Asseco goes on acquisition trail in Denmark 

Asseco has acquired a majority shareholding in the Danish consultancy firm IT Practice, with other Danish acquisitions expected to follow 

Stream Global Services to set up IT service centre in Aalborg 

The US-headquartered firm, which supplies technical advice for a wide range of brands, is to employ 100 people in an Aalborg-based IT support centre 

Skykon looks to bring winds of change to Lindø Wharf 

The Danish wind energy investor is reported to be in negotiations to acquire part of Lindø Wharf, which Danish shipping giant A.P. Møller-Mærsk will close by 2012 

Grontmij Carl Bro sees big potential in new LNG technology 

A new technology that can save significant energy losses from venting of stored and transported liquid natural gas could prove a major money-spinner 

Bavarian Nordic share price doubles in four months 

Vaccine company Bavarian Nordic's share price is now double what it was at the end of March, with a further rise forecast 

Vestas gains order for 111 MW wind farm in Australia 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has received an order for a 111 MW wind farm in South Australia 

Novo Nordisk posts better than expected Q2 figures 

The Danish medico giant posts a rosy set of Q2 figures, with operating profit and net profit figures significantly higher than expected  

Universities in Denmark and US to collaborate on synthesis biology 

The University of Copenhagen and UC Berkeley in California have entered a collaboration on synthesis biology, a new research area that can revolutionise the transformation of solar energy 

Wrist Ship Supply opens offices in Greece and Germany 

Wrist Ship Supply, part of Wrist Group A/S based in northern Jutland, is continuing its expansion, this time with new offices in Greece and Germany 

Capital fund to merge two major wind industry sub-suppliers  

Doughty Hanson & Co., one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, has announced that it will merge its two Danish-based portfolio companies, LM Glasfiber and Svendborg Brakes 

Fluxome Sciences to launch dietary supplement in US 

Danish biotech company Fluxome Sciences will launch its resveratrol product this month to dietary supplement manufacturers in the US 

Denmark discovers tourist niche for electric vehicles 

Hiring out electric cars to tourists visiting Danish holiday islands is proving to be an early niche market 

New order for Rovsing paves the way for large contract 

Rovsing, a Danish supplier of systems, software and electronics to the space, defence and transport industries, has won an order worth EUR 50,000 from ESO  

Genmab drug delivers positive results in rheumatoid arthritis  

Danish biotech company Genmab and GlaxoSmithKline have announced preliminary results from a phase III study of ofatumumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis  

Vestas gains order for 165 MW offshore wind farm in Belgium 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has received an order for a 165 MW offshore wind farm in Belgium 

Novo Nordisk to start human tests of insulin tablet for diabetes 

In six to nine months, the Danish medico giant will start tests with a view to getting the first oral insulin treatment for diabetes on the market in the next seven or eight years  

Danish firm launches the electronic alternative to paper till receipts 

Odense-based firm eKvittering has launched a system which enables users to receive an electronic receipt delivered to a secure website when they make purchases in shops using the system 

Future looks bright for Novo Nordisk as diabetes care leader 

The global diabetes care market is both recession-proof and ever-expanding, with Novo Nordisk best placed to profit the most from the high growth 

Danish research helps pioneer quantum computers of the future 

A research team at Århus University has created an ion crystal of the kind which could provide the equivalent of RAM for the quantum computers of the future 

Lundbeck in global research agreement with UK's Asterand 

The Danish pharmaceutical company has entered a global research agreement with UK's Asterand plc, which provides human tissue and human tissue-based services 

Boeing and Odense-based technology firm IFAD sign MOU 

IFAD, which makes aviation simulation and training products, has signed an MOU with US aerospace giant Boeing regarding training systems for Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft 

Index Ventures invests a mouth-watering sum in Just-Eat 

The Danish restaurant-website Just-Eat has received DKK 92m in venture capital from Index Ventures, the biggest investment sum put into a Danish internet concept since Skype 

Newly launched Transport Innovation Network holds first meeting 

A newly launched Transport Innovation Network held its first network meeting in mid June, organised in collaboration with the Technological Institute and Invest in Denmark 

Green award to Maersk Line for its slow steaming concept 

Maersk Line was chosen as the Sustainable Shipping Operator of The Year at an awards ceremony in London on 15 July  

Record number of cruise ships calling into port in Copenhagen 

Copenhagen Port is on course for a record year in terms of the number of cruise ships and passengers 

DFDS ferry to test new sulphur-removing flue gas technology  

DFDS ferry Tor Ficaria is being fitted with a scrubber in its funnel to remove sulphur-containing compounds from its flue gases 

Vestas gains two new orders on the crucial Chinese market 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received two orders from a major independent energy concern in China for projects in Shandong and Guangdong provinces 

RTX Telecom develops ultra low power technology 

North Jutland based RTX Telecom and the Netherlands' SiTek have developed a technology that can reduce battery consumption in DECT based networks by a factor of 40 

Danish IT fledgling firm teams with IBM to compete in Europe 

Front-Safe, which has rapidly become a key player in the domestic market for remote backup of data, is joining forces with IBM to compete in the European market 

Danish fuel cells get world's first hydrogen powered aircraft airborne 

Serenergy HTPEM fuel cells played a significant role in Germany's demonstration of world's first hydrogen powered aircraft 

DONG Energy soon to inaugurate Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm 

Denmark's leading energy concern DONG Energy expects to inaugurate the 91-turbine Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm, which will generate 209 MW, in mid-September 

Plan to establish wave energy centre in Hanstholm 

A number of players in north Jutland have launched a plan to establish a wave energy centre in Hanstholm, a fishing town located on the west coast of Jutland facing the North Sea 

Lundbeck acquires Aarhus-based biotech company NeuronIcon 

The acquisition gains Lundbeck ownership of technologies that may lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of brain damage following strokes or similar events 

Stirling DK raises 5th largest cleantech investment in Europe this year 

Entrepreneurial company Stirling DK has raised a DKK 83.2m investment from new and existing investors 

Vestas gains order from new customer in China 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has received an order for 17 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines from a new customer in China 

Novo Nordisk gets European green light for liraglutide 

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Novo Nordisk's GLP-1 analogue liraglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults 

Sønderborg municipality optimistic over geothermal plan 

In Sønderborg in southern Jutland, seismology experts have discovered an underground reservoir of hot water that could be used to supply district heating to 5,000 households 

New Danish technology boosts gas production from biomass 

Westcome Renewable has developed a technology that it says could increase energy conversion in biogas plants to 85% 

Dantherm aims to gain fresh capital for fuel cell development 

Air management company Dantherm has signed a letter of intent with two major Danish energy companies and a British venture fund which focuses on energy investments 

DONG Energy buys offshore wind farm installation firm A2SEA 

Danish energy group DONG Energy has acquired A2SEA, a market leading supplier of installation vessels for offshore wind farms, for approx. DKK 700m 

Vestas Offshore to open office in China this year 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems is sponsoring a major offshore wind energy conference and exhibition in China and plans to open an 'offshore' office this year 

Gatehouse launches new tracking product for road transport 

The north Jutland based advanced communications systems company has launched a product targeted at land-based transport companies 

Research project initiated to test efficiency of generic medicines  

The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is helping fund research to establish whether generic medicines can produce the same effect as branded medicines  

Solar cell inventor getting closer to starting Danish production 

Danish engineer Erik Hansen is attracting investors for his plan to start production of solar cells that are 20-30 per cent more efficient 

Danish pharma firm seeks investors to prepare for an IPO 

Danish speciality pharmaceutical company IPC International is looking for investors to raise DKK 200m to buy up companies as part of a plan to make an IPO in about a year 

Danish Biofuel to build bioethanol plant based on corn feedstock 

Danish Biofuel plans to build a multi-product bioethanol plant in Grenaa, Jutland, that will annually use 600,000 tons of field corn as the feedstock 

NKT Photonics to develop unique new far infra-red laser 

Assisted by support funding from the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, NKT Photonics aims to develop an infra-red laser that can identify molecules in gas clouds  

Better Place Denmark chief receives Lloyd's Prize award 

Jens Moberg, the Dane who gave up his senior executive career at Microsoft to head Better Place Denmark, has been awarded the Lloyd's Prize 

Novo A/S increases its investments in biotech 

Holding company Novo A/S plans to invest DKK 1bn in relatively mature biotech companies in addition to its annual DKK 500m venture capital investments 

Horsens aims to become knowledge centre in geothermal energy 

Horsens School of Engineering in Jutland will establish its own special geothermal energy plant, which will be installed vertically in a bore hole rather than in a horizontal plane  

New survey: Denmark reclaims world's top position in e-readiness 

Denmark has reclaimed the world's top spot in e-readiness in 2009 after dropping to 5th last year in the Economist Intelligence Unit and IBM's annual e-readiness ranking 

Danish-Chinese regions intensify collaboration 

A group of IT specialists from central Jutland and the Chinese Shanghai province have discussed ideas for joint development projects at a workshop recently held in Aarhus, Jutland 

Haldor Topsoe in project to make a new biofuel for diesel engines 

The Danish Energy Agency is funding a project to find a way of converting bioethanol into a sustainable replacement of fossil fuels for diesel vehicles 

Maersk Line to get new fleet of fuel-saving container ships 

Shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk has ordered 16 new container ships for its Maersk Line division that are significantly more fuel efficient 

Denmark's biotech industry ranks 3rd in Europe 

A new report from Ernst & Young shows that Denmark has retained its 3rd position in Europe in terms of the number of pharmaceutical products under development 

Leo Pharma to significantly expand its salesforce in Russia 

The Danish pharmaceutical firm is to expand its salesforce presence in Russia from 4 to 30 people, giving it access to a further 13 cities besides Saint Petersburg and Moscow 

DTU becomes project partner at new Stanford University centre 

DTU Physics becomes project partner at the Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion at Stanford University in California, USA 

Wind industry sub-supplier Svendborg Brakes posts record result 

Svendborg Brakes, which was acquired by UK private equity firm Doughty Hanson last year, generated earnings of DKK 165m on a turnover of DKK 555m in 2008 

Danish shipping company Torm sails ahead in race for a greener profile 

Danish shipping company Torm has just announced an ambitious climate strategy which sets the target of a 20% reduction in its CO2 emissions by 2020 relative to 2008  

Vattenfall replaces old wind turbines with new powerful ones in Jutland 

Energy company Vattenfall has erected the first of thirteen 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines that will replace 77 old wind turbines while at the same time generating twice as much power  

Denmark to showcase world-class biofuel technology at COP15 

Denmark has world-class biofuel technology – it just needs the world to notice. COP15 represents just about the best opportunity one can imagine to achieve that objective 

Copenhagen accelerates efforts to showcase electric cars at COP15 

Copenhagen municipality speeds up admin that will enable Better Place to showcase its electric car battery shift station concept at COP15 

Entrepreneurial firm Teklatech raises venture capital 

Danish entrepreneurial company Teklatech has gained a DKK 5m investment from five business angels and Vækstfonden 

Danish welfare technology has major export potential  

Welfare technology, a new term that covers design and development of aids and appliances in the nursing sector, could become a major export area for Denmark  

Danish firm makes breakthrough in diagnosing fetal genetic status 

Danish molecular diagnostics company FCMB has made a breakthrough in developing a non-invasive prenatal diagnostics method 

New figures show 20% growth in wind industry exports in 2008  

The Danish Wind Industry Association has published its annual industry statistics for 2008 which show a record 20% rise in exports to DKK 42bn 

DTU Nanotech receives DKK 25m to establish a new centre 

DTU Nanotech has received DKK 28m from the Villum Kann Rasmussen Foundation to establish a new centre whose activities will include development of microcapsules that contain drugs 

Aalborg University gains funding for electric car research 

Aalborg University has received DKK 14m in funding for research into optimising the many components involved in getting maximum mileage from electric vehicles 

Fledgling Danish firm enters cleantech partnership with IBM 

Fledgling entrepreneurial firm GridManager, which offers energy-saving solutions to companies, has entered a cleantech partnership with IBM 

Medotech gains DKK 30m for global launch of novel medico device 

Aarhus-based biotech company Medotech has raised a DKK 30m investment for the global launch of its main product Grindcare, a novel device used for the treatment of bruxism 

Medico company to launch patented instrument in Europe 

Danish medico company Unisense Fertilitech has gained DKK 15m in new capital and is soon to launch a newly patented instrument, Embryoscope, which can increase the success rate of artificial insemination 

Promising Danish solar cell technology gets funding boost 

The Danish High Technology Foundation is putting DKK 10m into the development of a solar cell technology that promises significantly higher energy conversion efficiency 

Technology breakthrough in monitoring wind turbine operational efficiency 

Ferroperm Piezoceramics has discovered a means of turning blade vibrations into electricity which can be used to collect and transmit valuable information wirelessly to a remote monitoring centre 

Aalborg University and partners gain DKK 45m to develop mobile technology 

Aalborg University and industry partners Infineon Technologies and Agilent Technologies have been granted DKK 45m to develop the next generation of mobile broadband 

Obama's words attract Danish wind industry sub-suppliers to US 

Danish sub-suppliers to the wind industry are reported to be busy setting up subsidiaries in the US, or planning to do so 

Aalborg Industries sees cleantech as route out of recession 

Aalborg Industries is increasing its focus on cleantech products that reduce the environmental impact of shipping 

Ernst & Young report: Biotech firms to rethink their business models 

A new Ernst & Young report points to the importance of Danish biotech companies adjusting their business models to the current economic conditions 

Danish IT firm's system enables worldwide OEE monitoring 

Danish software firm Reeft has developed a computer controlled system enabling central monitoring of production equipment in factories anywhere in the world 

Denmark gears up for nationwide electric car battery switch stations 

Shai Agassi's Better Place is to build a national infrastructure of battery switch stations in collaboration with DONG Energy, that will be complete by late 2011 or early 2012 

New 'supercontinuum' laser from NKT has breakthrough potential 

NKT Photonics has hit the headlines with a white light laser that The Scientist journal judged one of the top innovations of the past year 

Aalborg Airport invests in RFID system for baggage handling 

Aalborg Airport in northern Jutland has invested DKK 2m in a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for its baggage handling 

China tunes in on Danish-invented Iphone look-alike sound system 

A new sound system, TouchDiva, is ready to venture abroad after an agreement entered with China Telecom 

Danish disability appliance sector remains robust in tough times 

The Danish disability appliances sector has shown solid and sustained growth in recent years, and appears to be less affected by the economic downturn than other sectors 

DTU's hydrogen and DME cars power to victory in Shell Eco-marathon 

Both of the Technical University of Denmark's entries triumph in their respective categories at the 2009 Shell European Eco-marathon in Germany 

Lundbeck surprises analysts with better-than-expected Q1 2009 figures 

The Danish pharmaceutical company posts its highest ever quarterly revenue, driven by strong performance from its antidepressant drug Cipralex, anti-Alzheimer's drug Ebixa and anti-Parkinson's drug Azilect 

DONG Energy and partners to build world's largest offshore wind farm 

Denmark's DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have given the go-ahead for the first phase of the London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary 

CLC Bio wins prestigious award at major US biotech conference  

The Århus-based bioinformatics solution provider has won the Best of Show award at the prestigious Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2009 in Boston USA 

World-leading player in solar energy sets up HQ in Denmark 

Photonic Energy, one of the world's largest manufacturers of photovoltaic modules, has established its headquarters in Denmark 

Medicon Valley invests in worldwide 'ambassador' programme 

Three regions on both sides of the Øresund are to invest approx. DKK 15m in a programme to strengthen Danish-Swedish biotechnology cluster in the area known as Medicon Valley 

Danish shipping supplier posts record results in 2008 

Revenues for 2008 were up 38% to DKK 43bn while EBIT rose 57% to DKK 377m 

New Danish IT system can help reduce ineffective antibiotic treatment 

A Danish-developed IT system which can support doctors in their choice of antibiotics, can reduce the number of ineffective treatments and save lives 

World's top brains in wireless technology gather in Aalborg 

Aalborg Congress and Conference Centre stages the wireless world's flagship academic conference Wireless VITAE 2009, from 17-20 May 

Bids invited for Denmark's massive new 400 MW offshore wind farm 

The Danish Energy Agency publishes the tender for Anholt Offshore wind farm, which will be Denmark's biggest by a considerable margin when it comes on stream in 2012 

Denmark to host OECD conference on 'green' IT 

Denmark is hosting a high-level OECD conference on 'green' IT with delegates from 20 countries on 27-28 May in Helsingør north of Copenhagen 

Copenhagen gets a new "brand" to market itself worldwide 

Wonderful Copenhagen and Copenhagen Capacity, have joined forces to create a new Copenhagen brand to compete with the clarion calls of neighbouring capitals  

Copenhagen hotel chain offers guests electric car hire 

Copenhagen's Brøchner Hotels has leased three Norwegian made electric cars that guests can hire by the hour or the day 

CO2-saving ship coating from Hempel wins product prize 

Professional journal Ingeniøren (the Engineer) has awarded its Product Prize 2009 to Hempel for its revolutionary new coating for ships 

Lithium Balance's revenues charge ahead in 2009 

The Danish battery technology company's revenues for the first two months of 2009 are more than it has generated in the previous two years 

Risø/DTU's plastic solar cell starts to look cost-competitive 

Last summer, the cost efficiency of Risø/DTU's plastic solar cell was an academic DKK 33,500 per watt. By the end of this year, a 1000-fold improvement is set to be achieved  

Danish web-shop piles on the sales 

Despite the financial crisis, fledgling Danish white goods and consumer electronics web-shop has built up its turnover to DKK 250m  

Maersk Line and Boeing in dialogue regarding biofuel development 

One of the world's leading shipping companies, Denmark's Maersk Line, and aircraft manufacturer Boeing are considering collaboration on development of biofuel for ships and aircraft 

Capital fund Deltaq acquires telecom component specialist Combilent 

The OMX-listed Danish capital fund Deltaq has acquired the telecommunications component provider Combilent, which specialises in TETRA networks 

Vestas launches a new wind turbine for the Chinese market 

Having recently launched two new wind turbine models, Vestas has now unveiled another addition to its portfolio, the V60 

Aalborg Industries maintains a good head of steam 

2008 produced the best ever results for Aalborg Industries, which manufactures steam boilers, waste heat recovery boilers and heat exchangers for the marine sector 

Danish architects chosen for new Forth Bridge in Scotland 

The Danish architects firm Dissing + Weitling has been appointed as architects for Scotland's new Forth road bridge 

Danish design firm VOLA opens trade showroom in central London 

VOLA, which specialises in taps and accessories for kitchens, bathrooms and showers, has opened an international trade showroom just off Oxford Street in central London 

Topsoe Fuel Cell turns up the heat on development activities 

Topsoe Fuel Cell, a division of the renowned Danish catalyst and technology company Haldor Topsoe, continues to expand its development and sales activities 

Enter the Dragon: BYD's electric cars will hit the streets for COP15 

Danish authorities give Chinese auto maker BYD permission to use its E6 and F3 electric cars on the capital's streets during the UN Climate Change Conference COP15 

Bavarian Nordic vaccine data to be presented at important meeting in US 

Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic is to present data from study of its prostate cancer vaccine Prostvac at medical meeting in the US 

Boom in Danish internet shopping set to continue 

DIBS Payment Services forecasts that internet shopping will grow by 12-14% with Danes spending some DKK 20bn in webshops during 2009 

Anhydro to supply unique dryer technology for Inbicon bioethanol plant 

Drying and evaporation specialist firm Anhydro has gained an order from Inbicon, the DONG Energy subsidiary that is building a bioethanol demonstration plant in Kalundborg 

Red Herring features five Danish IT firms on its top 100 list 

This year's list of 100 most promising companies in EMEA, published by Red Herring, features five Danish IT companies 

Intelligent remote control systems for buildings wins green IT prize 

A control system that can regulate light, heating, ventilation and all the electrical installations in a company or private dwelling has gained Danish company Flex-Control A/S a green IT prize  

Fashion firm Marc Lauge bucks the trend 

While new retail trade figures from Statistics Denmark show that sales of clothing dropped by 10.9% in February, Marc Lauge reports a 20% growth in revenues and order book 

Danish biotech firm Ribotask strengthens its business profile in the US 

Having gained US biotech company MDRNA as a customer last October, Danish firm Ribotask announces a collaboration agreement with the US company Girindus 

Siemens in Denmark to supply 88 offshore wind turbines for UK project 

Siemens Wind Power in Brande, Denmark, is to supply 88 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 315 MW for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the east coast of England 

Bang & Olufsen Medicon enters milestone collaboration agreement 

Medico company Bang & Olufsen Medicom has entered a three year collaboration agreement with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies 

Wind industry launches plan for wind power expansion in Denmark 

Wind industry players have presented a plan that outlines how 50% of Denmark's electricity consumption can be covered by wind power by 2020 with approx. 2,000 fewer turbines than today 

New Danish wave machine concept ready for sea trial 

On Wednesday 8 April, yet another Danish pilot scale wave energy machine will be placed in the waters of the Limfjord in northern Jutland, close to the little island of Venø  

Systematic in lucrative deal with Boeing 

Systematic, a Danish supplier of mission critical software solutions, has entered three collaboration agreements with US aerospace giant Boeing  

Denmark is the EU's leading online shopping nation 

Newly published data for 2008 from the EU statistics office Eurostat show that Denmark is the leading EU nation for online shopping 

Leo Pharma posts record results for 2008 

Leo Pharma reveals a 9% growth in turnover in 2008 to EUR 766m and profits before tax of EUR 429m 

US shipping company invests in Danish dry cargo firm Custodia 

US shipping company Phoenix Bulk Carriers comes to the rescue of troubled Danish dry cargo shipping company Custodia with a USD 2m investment 

Denmark world's 'most networked economy' for third year in succession 

Denmark has been ranked the most networked economy in the world for the third consecutive year by the World Economic Forum 

Tighter rules for CO2 emissions for ships can benefit Danish shipping 

Tighter rules for CO2 emissions from ships are expected to be negotiated at COP15 in Copenhagen 

Vestas sees potential in France and opens office in Paris 

The world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced in a press release that it has recently opened new offices in Paris, in the renowned business quarter La Défence  

Game developer GuppyWorks to venture into US 

Danish game developer GuppyWorks, which creates computer games for girls in the 8-14 age group, is preparing to launch one of its games on the US market  

Kolding Design School gets funding to explore electric transport future 

DKK 28 million in funding has been granted to Kolding Design School to explore how the transition to an electric future can be made attractive to ordinary people  

Wind energy leads the way in the EU power sector 

More wind power was installed in the EU in 2008 than any other electricity generating technology 

Danish Energy Authority puts millions into electric car projects 

A DKK 10m funding package from the Danish Energy Authority will be used to start up 17 electric car projects around the country involving a total of 44 new electric cars 

Offshore wind farms mean big business for the Port of Esbjerg 

Despite total tonnage falling by 18%, Port of Esbjerg posted record results for 2008 with turnover up 10% and profits up 12% 

Minister launches action plan for cleaner shipping 

The Danish Minister for the Environment, Troels Lund Poulsen, has launched an action plan for Cleaner Shipping 

Denmark to head DKK 33m technology project for elderly care 

An international project headed by North Denmark EU Office and the Center for TeleInFrastruktur at Aalborg University, aims to help senior citizens with cognitive problems or mild dementia to stay in their homes 

Fledgling firm AC-Sun progresses novel solar-driven air-conditioning system 

Danish company AC-Sun is developing an air-conditioning system based on water and solar energy that can reduce electricity consumption by 90 per cent compared to conventional air-conditioning systems 

LM Glasfiber to build its third factory in China 

Danish wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber has entered a major supply agreement with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind and plans to build its third factory in the country  

Aalborg University develops novel bucket foundation for offshore wind farms  

Aalborg University, MBD Offshore Power and DONG Energy are developing a new type of foundation for offshore wind farms, called the bucket foundation 

Car rental company prepares to test electric cars during COP15 

Sixt Danmark plans to use the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December this year as a test bed for electric cars 

Danish firms design CO2 neutral plan for major project in Azerbaijan 

Danish engineering consultants Ramboll and architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group have designed a carbon-neutral master plan for a resort and residential development on Zira Island in Azerbaijan 

DTU breaks new ground in Microbial Fuel Cell technology 

Research at the Technical University of Denmark's (DTU) department of environmental engineering has led to the patenting of a new kind of microbial fuel cell that produces electricity from waste water 

Zealand Pharma has a positive outlook on its future 

Danish biotech company Zealand Pharma is to receive award for its R&D, and could be ready for stock exchange listing in Q3 

Aalborg University to collaborate with Chinese universities on medical training 

Three Chinese universities have entered a collaboration with Aalborg University in northern Jutland on Project Based Learning 

Linak sees sunny times ahead for its solar tracking system 

The Danish company's solar tracking system can significantly increase the energy output from solar panels by keeping the panel constantly pointing directly at the sun 

Vestas and Boeing to collaborate on R&D projects 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems and aircraft manufacturer Boeing have announced their intention to collaborate on R&D projects in areas such as aerodynamics 

Bright idea from Danish lighting firm saves plant growers money 

Fionia Lighting A/S has developed an energy-saving LED-based technology that enables professional nursery gardeners to significantly cut lighting costs without compromising plant growth 

Engineering firm to help ensure low energy use in StatoilHydro project 

Danish consulting engineering company Esbensen Rådgivende Ingeniører and the Norwegian architect firm A-lab have won a competition to construct an environmentally friendly office building for StatoilHydro 

Heat pumps and electric cars can help Denmark exploit wind energy 

A comprehensive new analysis shows that the country can meet a significant proportion of the EU 20-20-20 targets by focusing on wind power based heat pumps and electric cars 

Technological inventiveness starts at school, as Rønde School shows 

Rønde School in Jutland has not only invented a useful solar cooker, but has also provided the technological springboard for a solar-powered refrigeration plant 

Dong Energy and Siemens enter DKK 20bn deal on offshore wind turbines 

Denmark's DONG Energy, one of Northern Europe's leading energy groups, and Siemens Energy Sector have entered into the world's largest offshore wind turbine agreement 

Construction of biogas plant with major export potential gets go-ahead 

Lolland municipality has given the green light to a plan to construct a biogas plant in Nakskov Environment and Industry Park on Lolland 

Shipyard in Fredericia posts record result 

Denmark's leading repair shipyard, Fredericia Skibsværft, has announced a record result for 2007/2008 with revenue growth of 20% to DKK 540m 

Danish research lab at DTU is first to break the "terabit barrier" 

A team at the Technical University of Denmark has become the first to achieve a data transfer speed of 1 terabit per second 

Danish water technology has major potential, says report 

A report from research and analysis unit Fora outlines the existence of major business potential in a range of environmental technologies 

Thrane & Thrane revenue and profit up despite global gloom 

The Danish mobile communications equipment and systems manufacturer announces healthy increases in both revenue and profit for the nine months ending 31 January 2009 

BioGasol seeks investors for 2G bioethanol demonstration plant  

Danish biotechnology and engineering company BioGasol is on the hunt for investors to help fund the company's 2nd generation bioethanol demonstration plant on the Danish island of Bornholm 

Denmark to establish a national biobank 

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have granted DKK 121m to establish a Danish biobank 

Promotion film on Danish Shipping picks up US award 

A film about Denmark as a shipping nation, "Det Blå Danmark" (Maritime Denmark), has landed a prestigious prize at the 30th Annual Telly Awards 

Aalborg University establishes innovation centre in capital region 

Aalborg University in northern Jutland has established a new innovation and knowledge centre in mobile and wireless technology at its campus in Ballerup near Copenhagen  

Danish turbine blades wing their way to Europe's biggest wind farm 

The last batch of a consignment of wind turbine blades from Siemens Wind Power's factory in Aalborg in northern Jutland wings its way to Whitelee Wind Farm in Scotland  

Novozymes and ALK collaborate on tablet-based vaccine for cat allergy 

Danish industrial enzymes concern Novozymes and allergy vaccine company ALK plan to develop an innovative tablet-based vaccine against cat allergy 

Danish electric car infrastructure project EDISON officially begins 

Project EDISON gets off to an official start with the research consortium members, including IBM, signing a collaboration contract 

Swedish software distributor opens subsidiary in Denmark 

The Swedish IT distributor Pedab is establishing a subsidiary in the Danish capital Copenhagen  

Novozymes on track with reducing bioethanol enzyme costs 

Novozymes has announced in a press release that it has cut second generation bioethanol enzyme costs by more than half and is on track to deliver the first commercially viable enzymes by 2010 

New Vestas R&D centre gathers all available expertise in one place  

The new global R&D centre is up and running, and is already being expanded to accommodate more specialist and executive staff 

Lab-on-chip company needs cash to bring its product to market 

It's getting harder to persuade investors to part with their cash, admits director of lab-on-chip technology firm ilochip 

Danish bioinnovation firms see a big future in bioplastics  

Danisco, Novozymes, and Haldor Topsoe see future riches in making plastics and synthetic rubber from plant materials instead of from fossil fuel sources  

Babcock Wilcox Vølund lands huge order in Norway 

The Danish waste-to-energy company lands an order from Norway that is equivalent to almost half its revenues for an entire year 

Danish call centre technology gains ground 

Danish company I P Group A/S is winning orders in the face of stiff competition from major international competitors 

DONG Energy gains concession rights to Scottish offshore wind farm 

Denmark's DONG Energy has been awarded the concession rights to develop a major wind turbine project in Wigtown Bay in Scotland 

NeuroSearch in lucrative alliance with US pharma giant Eli Lilly 

The Danish biopharmaceutical company has announced a three-year drug discovery and development alliance with Eli Lilly and Company  

BioGasol gains DKK 78m in funding for 2nd generation bioethanol plant 

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program is allocating DKK 78.2m to BioGasol's 2nd generation bioethanol plant and DKK 6.8 to Aalborg University 

Denmark actively seeks role as global test-bed for electric cars 

Invest in Denmark has been in contact with a number of international auto manufacturers which are considering Denmark as a test market for electric vehicles 

Danish software firm gets off to a flying start in the US market 

Danish software firm Corena has entered a collaboration agreement with the US aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney 

Vestas posts solid 2008 results and launches two new turbine models 

Vestas reports a 24% rise in revenues in 2008, and launches two new models in the 3 MW and 1.8 MW categories 

Denmark lends it expertise to new Norwegian wind energy centre 

Aalborg University is set to play a valuable collaborative role in one of eight new centres that Norway is establishing to bring its environmental research capability up to world class 

Innovation project aims to improve monitoring of production processes 

A new three-year innovation project launched to develop sensors and statistical tools to improve monitoring of production processes in the food and pharmaceutical industries 

Denmark can show how Europe's electric car market will evolve 

Both Better Place and BYD have chosen Denmark as the European launch pad for their contrasting electric car concepts 

New software can help diagnose neurological disease at an earlier stage 

The University of Aarhus has developed software that can help doctors diagnose incipient Alzheimer's Disease, epilepsy, depression and other neurological or mental diseases at an earlier stage than previously 

Danish pharma firm Lundbeck in giant US acquisition move 

Danish pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck is acquiring US-based Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in a USD 900m all-cash deal 

Danish biotech finds funding, despite the financial crisis 

Two Danish biotech firms, 7TM Pharma and Symphogen, have both closed successful funding rounds since the start of the year 

Vølund wins gold for ground-breaking energy technology in Japan 

The Danish waste-to-energy company wins gold at the PowerGen Asia conference for the outstanding results achieved by a Japanese CHP plant using its biomass gasification technology 

BioGasol gains prestigious Red Herring Global 100 listing 

BioGasol, which is developing technology for the production of second generation bioethanol has gained a listing on the prestigious Red Herring Global 100 for 2008 

NeuroSearch expands its alliance with GlaxoSmithKline 

Following a 5-year alliance with the US pharma giant, the Danish biotech firm is extending the collaboration with the addition of more novel compounds to the development portfolio 

Research project to reduce energy consumption of container ships 

A four year research project aims to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the container fleet of shipping company Maersk Line 

New hospital building plan is good news for Danish companies 

A DKK 40bn plan to build a new generation of state-of-the-art hospitals in Denmark will give Danish companies a valuable shop window to showcase their technologies to the world 

Peopleway ventures abroad and forecasts strong growth 

Aarhus based software and consultancy company Peopleway is ready to sell its solutions abroad and forecasts soaring growth in the next three years 

Denmark ranks high in new ICT index of innovation-driven countries 

Denmark, and the Scandinavian countries as a whole, rank high in the newly published Connectivity Scorecard Index 2009 

ProShop Europe to supply 350m2 LED screen for Formula 1 race track 

Danish electronics company ProShop Europe has gained an order for what is reportedly the world's largest indoor screen for the legendary German Formula 1 race track Nürburgring 

Lundbeck Foundation to invest major sums in lifesciences firms 

The Lundbeck Foundation plans to invest DKK 2bn in a healthcare company and DKK 400m in biotech companies 

Microsoft chief quits to head Better Place Denmark 

The news comes as DONG Energy announces that it has entered an agreement with electric car scheme Better Place to jointly invest DKK 770m in a national charging station network  

Vestas to receive two e-learning 'Oscars'  

Vestas Wind Systems will receive two awards for its e-learning system at the Bersin Awards 2009 

Danish solar power company sees sunny prospects in 2009 

Sønderborg-based Danfoss Solar Inverters expects to double its revenues in 2009 and take on new staff 

Software developer TraceWorks raises fresh cash 

Copenhagen-based TraceWorks has raised a DKK 17m investment from Nordic Venture Partners 

Danish firm invents flowmeter that can optimise biogas plant operation 

Danish firm Geopal System has perfected a mass flow meter for biogas that cuts the 35% margin of error of today's systems right down to 3%, allowing optimising of biogas production and minimising waste  

Novozymes posts strong 2008 figures and ups its ambitions 

World-leading enzymes and bioinnovation concern Novozymes has kicked off the reporting season for companies in the OMX Copenhagen C20 index with a strong set of 2008 results 

Record year for Jutland shipyard Orskov Yard 

Orskov Yard in Frederikshavn posted 2007/2008 gross earnings of DKK 163.3m compared to DKK 96.4m for the previous financial year 

"White" biotech could attract investors wanting faster results and exits 

Denmark could build a promising white biotech cluster thanks to the domestic presence of global industry leaders and cutting-edge research 

Fuel cell hybrid electric cars to be showcased at COP15 in Copenhagen 

Copenhagen municipality is spending DKK 14m to convert 15 pure electric cars into hybrid vehicles equipped with Danish-designed fuel cells that run on hydrogen produced from wind energy  

French electric car arrives in Danish showrooms 

Aixam's all-electric car Mega City is now available in both 2-seater and 4-seater versions at dealers in Denmark 

Vattenfall focuses on firing its Danish power stations with biomass 

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall plans to re-engineer its coal-fired power stations in Denmark so that they can replace up to 724,000 tons of coal annually with biomass 

Siemens Wind Power builds its capacity in Aalborg 

In Aalborg in northern Jutland, Siemens Wind Power is busy extending its production and administration facilities 

White biotech could become Denmark's next blossoming business area 

A clutch of leading industrial biotech companies, plenty of skilled workers and a strong university research environment could make white biotech the next big thing in Denmark 

DONG Energy puts a fresh charge of cash into Lithium Balance 

Denmark's DONG Energy has invested an undisclosed sum in fledgling Danish battery system developer Lithium Balance 

Vestas gains its first major contract in Romania 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for 67 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines from Romania, its first major contract in the country 

Danish shipping sets earnings record in 2008, as a tough 2009 looms 

The Danish shipping industry surpassed itself in 2008 with record foreign currency earnings of DKK 190bn, a DKK 15bn increase on 2007 

Invention lets diabetes patients measure blood sugar without finger pricking 

Entrepreneurial firm RSP Systems has developed a piece of equipment that can measure the blood sugar level of a person with diabetes simply by placing a fingertip on a small illuminating lens  

99% of Danish households have access to broadband internet 

New figures from the IT and Tele Agency show that only 21,000 households and companies in Denmark – a mere 1% – lie outside the reach of ADSL, WiMAX or fibre optic broadband 

Norway's Pronova BioPharma creates new jobs in Denmark 

Norwegian pharmaceutical company Pronova BioPharma has already recruited 90 staff for its plant in Kalundborg which is set to become operational in a year's time 

USA's Wyeth puts millions into Danish biotech firm Santaris Pharma  

Santaris Pharma and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announce a worldwide strategic agreement to develop new medicines based on Santaris Pharma’s Locked Nucleic Acid drug platform 

Capital fund Polaris eyes Danish sub-suppliers to wind turbine industry 

Danish private equity company Polaris sees good potential in the companies supplying components to Denmark's strongly performing wind turbine manufacturers 

Danish discovery could make life easier for cardiac patients 

Researchers at the Engineering College of Aarhus and Aarhus University Hospital have developed an intelligent component that could make live easier for cardiac patients 

CPH Design wins prestigious US award for baggage handling system 

CPH Design has won the prestigious American accolade "Good Design Award" for 2008 in the environment category for its 3B Cart System 

Inbicon biorefinery process could save the US billions on foreign oil 

The biomass-to-bioethanol process developed by DONG Energy company Inbicon could help save the United States "USD 700 billion per year spent on foreign oil" 

New Year brings Vestas to New York to present its 2008 accounts 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, will present its accounts in New York for the first time in February 

Danish warehouse management software firm plans expansion 

Having established a lucrative niche in the Danish market, Apport Systems is now looking to expand its horizons to the Nordic regions as a whole 

Risø DTU seeks partner to develop promising plastic solar cell 

Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy has developed a promising plastic solar cell material, that now needs investment to develop the technology to a competitive level 

Novozymes and Sanofi-Aventis team up on novel antibiotic 

Novozymes enters global licensing and collaboration agreement with French pharma giant Sanofi-Aventis to develop and market Plectasin NZ2114  

Vestas gains another order for 116 V52 wind turbines in China 

Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained another order for 116 V52-850 kW wind turbines from China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power 

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