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"To be honest, I think I became a professor too early," says Professor Mika Sillanpää, one of the world's leading researchers in wastewater-treatment technologies, who has just started as a professor at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Photo: Teemu Leinonen

New professor will spearhead the development of a ground-breaking new wastewater system

2021.06.13 | AU Engineering

Mika Sillanpää, one of the world's leading researchers in wastewater treatment, is a new professor at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Here, he will help develop the wastewater system of the future, which will radically change the way in which we treat wastewater.

Due to Corona, a second TECH tent will be opening at Bryggen in the middle of Copenhagen this year, where, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and Engineer the Future, AU Engineering will be debating technology. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

Denmark’s Political Festival (Folkemødet) 2021: TECH tents to open in both Allinge and Copenhagen

2021.06.15 | AU Engineering

What will be the role of universities in the green transition? Is 'Denmark as a test country' an opportunity or a constraint? And can we increase the supply of highly qualified labour by allowing older people to remain active on the labour market for longer? These are some of the questions on the agenda in the TECH tents at this year's Political…

"One of the solutions to global climate problems is to increase the share of renewable energy, and the way to do this is by making sure that we can store the energy," says Postdoc Behzad Partoon, who came to Aarhus University to do research into Power-to-X tech. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

Working for the total green transition of society

2021.06.10 | AU Engineering

For nine years, Behzad Partoon has researched CO2 capture technology at Universiti Technologi Petronas in Malaysia. Now he is looking into what we can do with the CO2 once we have captured it. That was actually the main reason why he came to Aarhus University.


Mon 28 Jun
09:00-20:00 | Hotel Park, Viaduktvej 28, 5500 Middelfart, DK
National workshop on Technologies for a Danish Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Agriculture 28 June 2021
Aarhus University iCLIMATE centre is organising a one-day national workshop on technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, where we will present and discuss potential mitigation strategies for agriculture.
Tue 22 Feb
08:00-16:00 | Novo Nordic in Hellerup, Denmark
International conference on Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission in High Productive Agriculture
Aarhus University is organising the international conference on 'Zero Greenhouse Emission in High Productive Agriculture - ZEA' 22 - 24 February 2022. The conference is hosted and financially supported by NovoNordic Foundation.