DBI Strategic ResearchEnergy and Transport
DBI will be a Danish knowledge centre for fire safety for transport and renewable energy with a broad and interdisciplinary range of competence and tools for risk analysis, testing and simulation. In this way, DBI will strengthen existing fire safety in the field and contribute to a safe, green transition by ensuring that new technologies have an acceptable level of safety.
New technologies accelerating the green transition are currently emerging in the areas of renewable energy and maritime transport. This leads to new fire risks, as existing tools and regulations in the area cannot always be used to achieve a satisfactory level of safety. At the same time, incidents such as fires on container ships show that current regulations and practices in the area are not always sufficient to handle the risk.
DBI will help customers and stakeholders in the energy and transport sectors with these challenges. This will, on one hand, increase existing fire safety and, on the other, ensure that fire safety is not a barrier to new technologies, so that they can be put on the market and implemented more quickly. DBI will thus contribute to accelerating a safe, green transition. Initially, DBI will focus on wind energy, container ships and Power-to-X, but the number of areas will grow in the long term and follow the needs of customers and society.
DBI will use its broad range of expertise and competence, which include interdisciplinary risk assessment of complicated environments, assistance with product development, testing, consultancy and simulations. This will enable DBI to propose acceptable safety levels for new technologies and indicate how they can be incorporated into the existing rules and practices. A holistic, interdisciplinary approach to fire and safety enables DBI to offer advanced services that can meet customers’ needs on the technical, social and organisational levels, in relation to known challenges and new technologies.