Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Industry

Join a webinar organized by Confederation of Danish Industry, Trade Council of Denmark in North America and the Danish Energy Agency on energy efficiency in the Californian food and beverage industry and learn about a new approach on how Danish companies can access the market for industry technology in California.

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The State of California has established ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions and have a particular focus on the industrial sector which accounts for 21 percent of the State´s carbon emissions. Furthermore, the Californian emissions scheme puts a price on carbon and the State has some of the highest energy prices in the U.S. – both important factors in making energy efficiency projects financially viable. California also has a wide range of incentives for energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. Most recently the California Energy Commission provided $60 million under the Food Production Investment Program (FPIP) to grants for food processors to implement projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To support achievement of the Californian goals, the Danish Energy Agency has a government-to-government cooperation with the California Energy Commission and share Danish experiences with incentivizing the industry sector to achieve increased energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions. Part of this work has focused on the food and beverage industry, particularly large dairy processers in California.

Based on the experiences from the Danish-California cooperation and direct market outreach The Trade Council in North America and the Confederation of Danish Industry propose to join forces with leading energy- and water technology providers to form a joint market entry platform for Danish companies within energy-, water and process efficiency for industrial applications in the U.S. market.

In this webinar we will present a new team-based approach to export promotion between Danish authorities, organisations and companies in a coordinated and focused effort to increase green technology export. We suggest starting with a focus on food & beverage industries in the State of California, where there are drivers, demand and specific leads.



15.30-15.35: Welcome
Senior Advisor Hans Peter Slente, DI 

15.35-15.50: Energy Efficiency Industry in California
 Energiattaché Bo Riisgaard, Danish Energy Agency, Silicon Valley

15.50-16.05: Dairy processing facilities in California – first-hand experiences
Partner, Head of Industry, Fridolin Müller Holm, Viegand & Maagøe

16.05-16.20: Q&A

16.20-16.50: Energy Efficiency and a Sustainable Industries Alliance

  • Consul General in Chicago Jakob Skaarup Nielsen, Trade Council in North Americ
  • Sales and Export Director Ulrik Folkmann, Stjernholm

16.50-17.00: Q&A

Emil Stub

Emil Stub


Malene Rygaard

Malene Rygaard

Administrativ koordinator