Danish water technology has major potential, says report  

2009.03.05
A report from research and analysis unit Fora outlines the existence of major business potential in a range of environmental technologies
An as yet unpublished report from the Fora research and analysis division operating under the auspices of the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority outlines the existence of major business potential in a range of environmental technologies, reports financial daily newspaper Børsen.
 
Denmark's Minister for the Environment Troels Lund Poulsen told the newspaper in an interview that he sees Danish technology for water supplies and waste water management as vanguard sectors. "The world is facing two very great challenges. One is climate change and the other is water. Water is a scarce resource, whether you are in Africa, Asia, the US or Europe for that matter, and that provides great business potential," says the minister.
 
The Fora report shows that there are no less than 172 Danish companies working in the water technology area, And in the environmental technology area as a whole, there are 720 companies of which more than a quarter employ more than 100 people. In 2006 these companies generated revenues of DKK 328bn (USD 55.5bn) and environmental technology exports of DKK 69bn (USD 11.7bn). These statistics have come as a rather welcome surprise to the Environment Ministry.
 
"The sector is now more comprehensive with even more companies generating greater revenues than we had reckoned on," commented Troels Lund Poulsen, who this autumn will be presenting an environmental technology action plan designed to capitalise on the unexploited potential Denmark possesses in this area and create more jobs.

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