Let’s just say it like it is…

Water as a resource is something we have borrowed. We owe to future generations to pass it on, so they can pass it on…
– Nothing else makes sense.

Our goal is to develop new sustainable water and production technology solutions that can reduce water consumption in industrial food production by 15-30%.

DRIP – Danish partnership for Resource and water efficient Industrial food Production – is a public/private partnership focused on water efficiency in the food industry, one of the largest water-consuming industries in Denmark and globally.

The partnership’s ambition is to produce more with less water. DRIP will reduce water consumption in leading Danish food producers by developing new sustainable water and production technology solutions and concepts. The ambition is to use significantly less water of drinking water quality and increasingly use recycled water without compromising product quality and food safety. The developed technologies and solutions will be tested in pilot or full-scale under production conditions. The goal is a reduction in water consumption of 15 – 30 %.

Once the technologies are developed, the ambition is to create new export successes for the Danish technology and knowledge providers in the water area while at the same time the competitiveness of the food producers should be improved.

The partnership consists of a number of food companies and technology providers, three universities and two GTS institutes (research and technology organization). The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Nature Agency are associated partners. The partnership was launched March 1, 2015 under the INNO+ societal partnership framework with an investment of DKK 50m from Innovation Fund Denmark and DKK 48m from the partners.



By 2025 the most competitive water consuming industries are those that apply a “water-fit-for-purpose” concept and are heading towards highly efficient use of water, e.g. closed loop solutions, supported by front-runner technology providers with the required level of food quality and safety and in accordance with environmental regulations.

Large water savings ahead

At the HKScan poultry abattoir in Vinderup, Denmark, the ambition is to save about 100 m3 of water a day by directing the rinse water against the current in the section of the production where chicken feets are cleaned and cooled before packing and export to the East....

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Meet DRIP at DWF annual meeting

The 12th Annual Danish Water Forum water meeting takes place on 30 January 2018 at DTU. DRIP will be present at the meeting and will present results from a number of activities. Among other things you will have the opportunity to learn more from a CIP project at...

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Key figures


Universities and GTS institutes

Total budget, DKKm

Investment from Innovation Fund Denmark, DKKm


DRIP gathers Danish strongholds in a focused partnership with four work packages.



DRIP works for new and attractive solutions that reduce water consumption



DRIP gathers Danish strongholds in industrial food production and water technology



DRIP news and press



Contact DRIP for further information.