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Opening of Green Water Living Lab

The sea water energy project Green Water celebrated opening of Living Lab.

On Wednesday October 21, the Green Water Research Project celebrated the official opening of the project’s demonstration facility – the Green Water Living Lab in Hardeshøj Community House. Approx. 100 people, amongst them mayor of Sønderborg Erik Lauritzen and chairman of the Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, Peter Mads Clausen, showed up to see the facility in function and get further insight into the technology. Especially the project partners from the municipality, Danfoss, Siemens, Grundfos and not least the Mads Clausen Institute of the University of Southern Denmark were present. The guests were very enthusiastic.


The project is a model example.

-The project is a model example of how research, development and entrepreneurship can interact with great synergy. The vision is of course that the facility becomes a success and develops into a prosperous business, which contributes to the green change and to creating more green jobs and preferably here in the Sønderborg area, said Mayor of Sønderborg, Erik Lauritzen.


Facility to improve technology.

The Green Water Living Lab is a facility based on energy technology, which originates from a project from the engineering study programs of SDU in Sønderborg. The project aims at producing green energy by using sea water to both cool and heat buildings. The demonstration facility will be used for further development of the technology in cooperation with several other SDU projects. The facility produces 80 kilowatt energy which is enough to supply approx. 10 houses with energy. It is expected that the technology will become a prosperous business when it can produce 1-2 megawatt.


Henrik Andersen and Michael Sørensen, master students in Mechatronics and Innovation and Business respectively at the Mads Clausen Institute, SDU, are the daily leaders of the project. Professor Alexander Brem of MCI is project responsible.


The project is supported financially by the Mads Clausen Foundation with approx. DKK 2 Mio. Sønderborg Municipality has contributed with DKK 350.000 and by placing the building in Hardeshøj at the project’s disposal. Furthermore, the project benefits from other contributors such as Danfoss, Grundfos, Siemens, Thybo Køle-Teknik, and Vollerup El-Service.


For further information, please contact Project Manager Michael Sørensen via e-mail 6160 2400, or Project Manager Henrik Andersen via e-mail 5194 9396, or Project Responsible at SDU, Professor Alexander Brem via e-mail  6550 9246.


Photo: Project Manager Michael Sørensen welcomes the guests at the opening of the Green Water Living Lab.
Editing was completed: 23.10.2015