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"PFAS are some of the worst environmental pollutants, and unfortunately we don’t yet have green methods that can completely break the very strong carbon-fluorine bonds that make the substances extremely resistant to natural decay," says Assistant Professor Zongsu Wei. Photo: Zongsu Wei.

Research project to eliminate ‘forever chemicals’

2021.01.13 | AU Engineering

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted funding to a project to develop a multi-step system to treat water for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The method is based on nature's own enzymes and a completely new nanomaterial being developed by researchers at Aarhus University.

Aarhus University is opening four new engineering departments as part of an ambitious plan to create one of the world's leading educational and research environments within the technical sciences. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

Four new engineering departments for Denmark

2021.01.04 | AU Engineering

At the turn of the year, Aarhus University has implemented an organisational change to open four new departments. This is part of work to enhance research and educational activities within engineering science.

The lab-setup of the light incubator showing two different experimental blue light setups. Photo: Jingbo Li, MIT

New discovery opens novel pathway for high-titer production of drop-in biofuels

2020.12.18 | AU Engineering

Using an unusual, light-dependent enzyme and a newly discovered enzymatic mechanism, researchers from Aarhus University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have enabled the biological synthesis of high-yield industry relevant production of climate neutral drop-in fuels from biowaste.


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