10 kilometers south of Copenhagen, Denmark, they will rise nine islands in the name of technological innovation and sustainability, with wind farms, a waste-to-energy plant, research centers, protected natural areas and green spaces for the public. The construction work of The islets, this is the name of the project, they will start in 2022 and finish in 2040, with an investment of 425 million euros. The project was presented by the Danish government, the municipality of Hvidovre and the Urban Power architectural firm.
The largest island will be dedicated to the development of green technology projects, renewable technologies and the construction of the largest waste-to-energy plant of Northern Europe. Here the biodegradable waste and water waste of 1,5 million Copenhagen inhabitants will be treated and transformed into biogas and clean water. The storage of heat is also foreseen, and the production of electricity through a wind power plant. The whole system will generate approx 300 thousand MWh of clean energy, sufficient to satisfy the energy demand of a quarter of the city and to guarantee the annual reduction of at least 70 thousand tons of CO2.