Green Energy Storage Cotainer


There are many ways in which ports can reduce harmful diesel pollution and reduce their energy consumption. Only a few European harbours have implemented green and energy-saving measures in their daily operations. Aalborg Harbour Logistics is one of these pioneers in introducing green, energy-efficient solutions while remaining competitive. At Aalborg Harbour, all cranes are powered by diesel engines that emit CO2 and other harmful particles, and Aalborg Harbour would like to change that. They are thus interested in implementing a green solution in their cranes, in collaboration with HMK Bilcon, Aowei Technologies, Nordic Ultracapacitor Engineering and Research Centre, and Aalborg University.

Solution idea

A green energy storage container will replace diesel engines on port cranes. The green energy storage container must be replaceable and rechargeable like a battery, to allow quick replacement during a work day.

Project deliverables

Design, development, construction, testing, and validation of the green power bank, based on battery and capacitor technology, which will be used as an energy source for harbour cranes, supporting replacement and fast charging.

Problem owners

Problem solvers

This project is financed by Energy Cluster Denmark’s Energy Technology Innovation (ETI) support programme. It offers three years of support to allow small- and medium-sized businesses to collaboratively develop innovative electronic products focused on energy optimisation. The ETI project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Project timeline

PHASE 1: Conceptualisation
PHASE 2: Development and testing
PHASE 3: Demonstration and validation
PHASE 4: Commercialisation

Financed by


Start: May 2020
End: January 2023
Grant: DKK 1.815.000

Contact person

Hans Jørgen Brodersen

Hans Jørgen Brodersen
Senior Project Manager
Tlf: +45 2688 0228