The main working area includes all activities in relation to rational use of energy and energy conservation, energy efficiency, considering the supply side and the demand side as a whole. The 170 employees of the Industry and Energy Division represent expertise in both the technical and communication areas. The experience and expertise of Danish Technological Institute within the area of energy covers the following fields:
- Energy Planning: Practical knowledge of environmental laws and regulations on Climate Change - Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanism, Join Implementation, Energy planning, Structural analyses and set-up, International twining and networking structures, Energy management, Energy efficiency schemes, Tariff studies, Master plans, Business plans, Software development
- Energy Production and renewable energy: Combustion technology, Natural gas and oil, Environmental aspects, Energy in rural areas, Biomass energy technology, Solar energy technology, Photovoltaic, heat pump technology.
- Energy Distribution: District heating, Natural gas, Combined heat and power technology, Installation, Metering and Calibration
- Energy Consumption in Buildings: Energy auditing, Energy management, Energy efficiency, Heating technology, Ventilation and air-conditioning, Low energy technology, Environment
- Energy Consumption in Industry: Energy auditing, Energy management, Energy efficiency, Control systems, Refrigeration, Ventilation, Combustion, Motors, Compressed Air, Pumps, Process energy etc.
- Energy Consumption in Transport: Auto and vehicle technology, Engine technology, Fuels and lubricants, Engines and Engine servicing equipment, Vehicles, Garages, Transport planning.
- Energy technique: Development and implementation of overall concepts for energy systems in urban areas. Energy and environmental planning. Energy management in service and production facilities. Energy auditing. Development and establishment of consultant schemes in the field of energy and the environment. Development and implementation of components, methods and systems for low-energy buildings. Testing of boilers for gas, oil and solid fuel in accordance to both Danish and international standards.
- The Danish Technological Institute's Training Programme: Danish Technological Institute has during the last 35 years carried out a comprehensive training programme. More than 17,000 are participating at these training courses every year. 11 times in the past last 12 years Danish Technological Institute has got the award as the best supplier of training courses in Denmark - based on an investigation covering 600 Danish companies.
- Renewable energy
- Centre for Biomass Technology
- Technical and economic assistance in relation to implementation and operation of biomass technologies. Dissemination of knowledge, information, awareness creation, education, training and consultancy on the utilisation of biofuels i.e. on cogeneration.
- Solar Energy Centre Denmark. Solar Energy Centre Denmark serves as a comprehensive collective platform for solar energy, helping to maximise the effectiveness of knowhow and products in the international marketplace. Solar Energy Centre Denmark is the forum that enables the planners and all sides of the industry to meet and co-operate. Until 2003
- National Laboratory and Test Centre for Solar Heating and Photovoltaic. (until 2003) Testing and approval of solar energy systems, research and development, demonstration projects, consultancy services for manufacturers and planners, field measurements, quality assurance programme for installation, national and international standardisation and norms work covering domestic hot water systems, combined systems and photovoltaic.
- National Laboratory and Test Centre for Biofuel Boilers - Wood Chips, Pellets, Straw, Grain and Wood (until 2003) Testing and approval of biomass boilers, research and development, demonstration projects, consultancy services for manufacturers and planners, field measurements, national and international standardisation and norms work, quality assurance programme.
- The Danish Renewable Energy Information Centre (until 1999) Promotion, awareness and information activities on renewable energy, energy conservation and environmental issues. The activities include consultancy on promotion, campaign design, information dissemination, data collection, telephone hot-line service, preparation and publication of booklets, leaflets, preparation of conferences, TV-spots, lectures, editing of magazines.
- EC-OPET Centre - Energy Centre Denmark. Energy Centre Denmark (ECD) is an OPET-Centre (Organisation for the Promotion of Energy Technologies). The OPET Network is an initiative of the European Commission, which aims to disseminate information on, and promote the benefits of energy technologies. These energy technologies cover among others rational use of energy in industry, buildings and transport, solid fuels and hydrocarbons. ECD carries out services covering a broad field of activities related to energy and environmental Studies in Rural Energy and Information/Communication Technologies issues. In addition to this, ECD undertakes a variety of tasks for the European Commission and the Danish administration. ECD possesses comprehensive knowledge of the Danish and European energy policies as well as profound knowledge of the relevant legislation and economy.
The target group for the energy products and services consists of manufacturers of energy-related technical equipment, manufacturing companies, service organisations, utilities, and public authorities. This target group demands service providers with internationally competitive professional skills, and the provision of such high-quality services forms the basis of the earnings. Activities range from advanced international development assignments to participation in standardisation projects and to routine testing assignments.