The Danish government laid out a comprehensive research strategy for its green transition, to reduce costs associated with the transition and make greater usage of technologies. The research also takes into account how research development may pursue in the realm of business.
The government had substantially lifted the level of green research funds with the aim of boosting activities, maintaining the level of the green research funds at least at the 2020 levels in the coming decades, the equivalent of 2.3 billion DKK. For 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Finance Bill and as part of the restart of the economy the government has proposed to increase the funds for green research, compared to 2020.
The government proposes to prioritise four green missions in 2021:
1) carbon capture and storage or utilisation
2) green fuels for transportation and industry (Power-to-X)
3) climate and environmentally-friendly agriculture and food production
4) recycling and reduction of plastic waste
The missions are to support the overall climate efforts of the government. In the 'Climate Agreement for Energy and Industry', it was agreed to focus on the green technologies of the future, including energy storage and conversion, carbon capture, utilisation and storage.