Portland–Denmark Clean Industry 2022 Study Tour

The City of Portland and the Portland Business Alliance are collaborating on a strategy to build Portland into a vibrant hub for clean industry innovation and advance a decarbonized, circular, and inclusive economy. 

To support this initiative, CSI teamed up with our partner organization in Denmark, the Kalundborg Symbiosis, to successfully request funding from the Danish Energy Agency to support a Clean Industry Knowledge Exchange between Portland and Denmark.

As a key component of the Knowledge Exchange, CSI led a successful Study Tour of Denmark June 20-26, which included leading Portland civic and business leaders. The group studied Denmark’s clean industry initiatives, with the aim of bringing back knowledge and ideas to Portland. A return trip of Danish experts will visit Portland this fall, and CSI is supporting the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in the planning effort. City Commissioner Carmen Rubio and members of the Study Tour released a joint statement about the trip and its outcomes.

“CSI's Knowledge Exchange provided us with a unique opportunity to learn about the incredible energy innovations happening in Denmark, to engage with colleagues moving those innovations forward, and to consider the potential for adopting new clean energy technologies and policies at home. This experience was of immeasurable value for us


Oregon Clean Energy Policy Manager

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