Funded Projects

Digital and Smart Water Mangement

According to the Chinese Urban Smart Water Technical Guidelines, practicing dual carbon goals, developing digital economy, and building smart cities are important strategies for China's urban and rural development. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has proposed to accelerate the construction and transformation of digital, networked and intelligent urban traditional infrastructure. Smart water is an important part of smart cities. It can reduce water supply leakage, reduce water supply energy consumption, improve water supply security, improve the control of overflow and external water in the drainage pipe network, and effectively regulate rainwater to prevent urban flooding, improve the operating efficiency of the drainage system and improve precise control of the backflow, aeration, dosing and other processes of the wastewater treatment plant, thereby achieving integrated management and control of the water source, pipework, plant and the water bodies. There are often challenges in the water such as poor data quality, insufficient data utilization staying mainly at display levels but few at application levels, and unsystematic construction of smart water platforms.

Founded in 2001, ARTOGIS, in close cooperation with a number of these companies, has many years of experience in the development and operation of digital solutions that have helped to bring Denmark to the forefront in water and environmental protection. We know from decades of experience in Denmark that Big Data Management gives water companies the necessary knowledge and insight to make both economically and environmentally sustainable decisions.

Up to now, ARTOGIS A/S have delivered the sago•fonto® platform software management system to more than 30 municipal water and district heating utilities in Denmark, which has been widely praised by users.

This project is an ongoing project, and is working with relevant Danish companies to build a sound water perception network based on the specific needs of Chinese partners, will establish a shared data resource system, establish a comprehensive array management system, promote accurate and automatic intelligent control, and ensure scientific and reasonable smart decision-making. The Danish companies involved in the project, in addition to ARTOGIS A/S, will also include but not limited to companies that provide pipeline leakage detection technology, controllable valves, frequency converters, sensors, and etc.

The project is funded by the Nopef Fund and led by ARTOGIS in cooperation with Sino-Danish Industrial Platform.

Partnership Project on Water in China

In 2023, Jingquan Lu/Sino-DIP was hired as full-time expert consultant for the Partnership Project on Water in China.

The objective of the Partnership Project on Water in China is to promote Danish water technology to the Chinese water stakeholders, maintain and create new connections between large Chinese water companies and Danish suppliers to push sales, by involving Chinese and Danish experts as well as the Danish utilities. Through this, we supported the Chinese utilities in living up to the strict requirements in the 14th Five-Year Plan on CO2 emissions and water savings.

In this project, we conducted two delegation visits to China. We visited the Chinese local water utilities of Yantai Drainage, Beijing Drainage, Shenzhen Water, GDH Water, Guangzhou Water Investment, Shaoxing Water, Hangzhou Water, Suzhou Water, Nantong Water, Wuxi Water, Nanjing Water, Guozhen Environment, and Wuhan Water.

The Danish companies, Danfoss, Grundfos, AVK, Landia, ARTOGIS, Unisense Environment, Alfa Laval, and EWA Sensors participated the delegation visits in China.

The Partnership Project on Water in China was financed by Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Danish Export Association, the Danish Trade Council in China, and the Danish Ministry of Environment are the partners of the project.

U-S-E Water Project

In 2020-2022, Jingquan Lu/Sino-DIP was hired as full-time strategic partnership consultant for the U-S-E Water Project, which was a coordinated and long-term approach to cultivate, build, and strengthen relations between relevant actors in Denmark and in China to benefit both parties. This model for building partnerships and offering e.g. knowledge and contacts aimed to increase the sales of Danish water technology to China.

In this project, we visited, among the others, Beijing Enterprises Water Group, Beijing Capital Water, Thunip Environment, CSD Water, Penyao Environment, Shenzhen Water, and Shanghai Chengtou Water, which are the main market players in the water sector in China. The Danish companies, such as Danfoss, Grundfos, AVK, Hoyer Moters, Wurth, Per Aarsleff, Landia, UtralAqua, Hempel, Novozymes, Stjernholm, KD Group, Kamstrup, BactiQuant, Lobster participated the activities during this project. The project achieved very good results. We have established more than 40 Chinese connections (incl. EPCs, utilities/end users, institutions, and authorities etc.), created a direct sale of more than 18 million DKK for the participating Danish companies, and further analysed 5 of the partners' WWTPs, where huge upgrade potential has been found.

This project was financially supported by the Danish Industry Foundation, operated by the Danish Export Association, and with VCS Denmark, Shanghai Association of Environmental Protection Industry, and the Danish Embassy in Beijing as partners.

Technology innovation in Denmark for adaption to the Chinese Market

Sino-Danish Industry Platform has been under the financial support from theMidtnet Kina Program to make the technology innovation and adaption to meet the demand in the Chinese market. Partners of the project are Sino-Danish Industry Platform, Alcon A/S, Teldust A/S and Aarhus University. We have investigated the requirements by the Chinese legislation on safety and environmental emissions, and the charasteristics of the straw biomass and so on. Alcon A/S has modified and improved its straw boiler products, and tested together with university. After integration with the flue gas filter developed by Teldust, the boiler-filter system can have an energy efficiency as high as 88%, and a low dust emission as low as 3 mg/m3. Besides, we have also developed devices for straw bale drying, feeding and ash collection in a dedicated boiler house according to the local conditions in Northeast China.Now the project alliance is looking for a Chinese partner company, which can bring the product to the Chinese market. For further information, please go to the pageMidtnet 中国项目.

Biogas plant for treatment of agricultural wastes in Shenyang

The village of Fangjinjiu, which is located in the west ofShenyangin the Northeast of China, is famous for its greenhouse vegetable production. In an area of about 10 km2, there are about 4,200 green houses. It is estimated that the vegetable residue production in the peak season is at least 1000 tons per day. For the time being, the waste is damped in the landfill. Sino-Danish Industry Platform has, together with its Chinese partners initiated a biogas project to co-digest such waste together with the manure generated in the animal farms nearby for biogas and organic fertilizer production.

Our Danish partner,Renew Energy A/S, has made an initial calculation and basic process diagram for the biogas project. We are now inviting Chinese local investor companies to participate this project. Equipment such pumps, mixers, heat exchangers and CHP units will all be provided by the Danish manufacturing companies through Renew Energy A/S.

Anaerobic digestion of sewage sluge in Zhong-shan 

Sino-Danish Industry Platform has, together with Beijing Schoneland Environment Technology Co. Ltd. and Zhongshan Municipal Drainage Co., Ltd., evaluated the anaerobic digestion process in the Sludge Treatment Centre, the City of Zhongshan, in Guangdong Province.

The sludge treatment centre treats approximately 200 tons of sewage sludge (20% dry matter content) from four wastewater treatment plants of the city. It has been found that the right temperature of the digesters is not ensured. The design temperature is 35oC, but the actual temperature is 29oC. This is caused by the fact that heating for the influent sludge is by simple method. Steam from the biogas-fired boiler heats the sludge in a concrete tank, where there is no sensor or control device being used. Besides, most of the equipment installations do not work in a proper way.

We have,based on the Danish know-how prepareda technical proposal to improve the process performance.

Co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge in Anshan

Together with our Chinese partner company, Beijing Enterprise Water Group, Sino-Danish Industry Platform has initiated a large biogas project in the City of Anshan in China. In this project, about 200 tons of food waste from the resaurants and about 300 tons of sewage sludge (20% dry matter content) from 7 wastewater treatment plants will be collected and treated for biogas production. The total investment of the project is 240 million CNY (1 CNY appr. 1 DKK). The Danish knowledge center, SEGES, has been invited as the process designer of the project, and has completed the preliminary design.

In the preliminary design, the Danish biogas relevant companies, among others NISSEN energy a/s, Landia A/S and Westcome Heat Exchanger A/S, have been recommended as the equipment suppliers of the project.