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The whole world’s playground for green transportation

Low and zero-emission vehicles have a headstart in Denmark, where a green infrastructure is fully in place. Here you can test self-driving vehicles on the highway.

There is no stopping the fossil-free revolution that is driving us all towards a future with greener transportation. If your business is part of that move, then Denmark is a great destination for your European activities.

You will soon find that Danish organisations are at the forefront of green technology and knowhow. Denmark already has a national fueling infrastructure in place for electric, hydrogen and natural gas vehicles. And our maritime industry is both establishing liquefied natural gas terminals and focusing on green gasses in its technology development.

When you set up green transport activities in Denmark, your company gets access to:

  • R&D collaboration with Danish universities and municipalities.

  • Ideal conditions for establishing your European headquarters.

  • Technology development centres.

  • A critical mass of world-leading industry players.

  • Extensive private-public cooperation.

  • An excellent test market.

Be a part of our green movement on land, at sea and in the air

Getting from A to B can be done in a lot of different ways and with big differences in the carbon footprint. Denmark supports cleantech projects in the automotive, maritime and aviation sectors

Ambitious Power to X upscaling (40+ projects and 10GWh of announced electrolyser capacity) is making Denmark a pioneer in sustainable fuels suitable for green aviation. The government has allocated DKK 3bn (USD 430 million) to the development of sustainable aviation fuels to be financed through a flat passenger fee of DKK 100 (USD 14) on all domestic flights. The goal is to ensure that Denmark’s first fully sustainable domestic flight is on wings by 2025.

Denmark’s leading position in sustainable fuel likewise creates opportunities for the maritime industry. The Danish maritime industry is one of the largest in the world, and is currently moving quickly towards green transition. Led by the Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark has joined forced with the US, Norway, the Global Maritime Forum and Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to create the public/private partnership called “Zero-Emission Shipping Mission”. The partnership aims to develop, demonstrate, and deploy zero-emission fuels, ships, and fuel infrastructure including 10 ports covering zero emission fuels and 200 primarily zero emission vessels by 2030

Denmark has a proactive approach to the development of new and green transport technologies. Good framework conditions exist for all types of green transportation solutions, whether electric or gas based. The number of electrical vehicle owners in Denmark more than doubled from May 2021 to May 2022 and the government has invested heavily to further support green transportation. This includes vast expansions of charging infrastructure, rollout of zero-emission busses for public transportation and more.

Case: H2Energy provides 1GW electrolyser in Esbjerg

Nationwide hydrogen fueling stations make it fast and easy to refuel with hydrogen. Thanks to this advanced infrastructure, Denmark is one of only four countries in the world where hydrogen car manufacturers introduce all their models. Likewise, there is a strong synergy between Denmark’s PtX initiatives and the transition to zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles. One example is the Esbjerg Power to X plant set to begin operation in 2024. H2 Energy has entered a 50-50 joint venture with Phillips 66 to construct more than 250 hydrogen filling stations in Denmark, Germany and Austria, which will cover the fuel needs of some 15.000 heavy-duty trucks. Germany is less suitable for hydrogen production than Denmark (at least with regards to Power-to-X) so it’s likely that a large part of German hydrogen consumption will be covered by Danish hydrogen in the future.

You can read more about the H2Energy case here.

Foreign investments in green technology

Global companies such as E.ONCleverNEL Hydrogen and Tesla are behind Denmark’s nationwide fuelling infrastructure for electric and natural gas vehicles. In addition, Air Liquide has established a hydrogen production facility in Denmark.

Leading Danish Maritime Industry

Denmark has long ranked in the top ten of global maritime nations. As a seafaring nation with cutting-edge innovation and an excellent regulatory framework, we offer favourable conditions for marine companies from around the world. Our maritime cluster joins companies, universities, entrepreneurs and authorities in a close-knit hub. Together, they create the best possible conditions for pursing new, innovative solutions based on the latest technological advances

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