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The fields of the future are green all year round. The biomass from the fields can i.a. used to extract green protein as a sustainable alternative to soy protein for pigs and poultry. Photo: AU.

2021.08.13 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Open house: The protein livestock feed of the future will come from grass

The GO-GRASS and GRØNBIORAF research projects are examining how grass protein could become a sustainable alternative to imported soy. On 24 August, the projects will hold an open house event at Aarhus University in Foulum, and everyone interested is welcome.

In collaboration with the Department of Bio- and Chemical Technology, Aarhus University, Njord has developed several innovative beverages, which the company will now put into full production. Photo: Lise Balsby.

2021.08.12 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Now you can have a gin & tonic made of waste

In collaboration with engineers at Aarhus University, the small Aarhus distillery Njord has created innovative beverages using the company's residual products: "It's a fantastic way of creating high-value products out of something that would’ve otherwise just been discarded."

1,052 new engineering students are starting at Aarhus University (Photo: Melissa Bach Yildirim)

2021.08.04 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

AU Engineering welcomes 1,052 new students

The vast majority of applicants for the university's engineering study programmes have been offered a student place. And there are still places available.

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.

2021.06.15 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

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

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.

2021.06.10 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Working for the total green transition of society

For nine years, Behzad Partoon has researched CO2 capture technology at University 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.

Support stockings using electrical muscle stimulation in use at Bispebjerg Hospital. Photo: Bispebjerg Hospital.

2021.05.31 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Danish invention preserves muscle mass in Covid patients

Engineering researchers from Aarhus University have developed electronic support stockings and tested them on bed-ridden Covid patients at Copenhagen University Hospitals, Bispebjerg and Herlev. The experiments show that the stockings counteract a significant loss of muscle mass.

"After we harvest the grass and extract the protein for animal feed, we can refine and pulp the grass fibres for cellulose, from which we can produce packaging. In this way, we can use and up-value a side stream from protein production," says Assistant Professor Morten Ambye-Jensen from the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Photo: AU Foto.

2021.05.26 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Grass replaces plastic in take-away food packaging

Soon, packaging for take-away foods might be completely based on local, sustainable materials instead of fossil-based products. In a new research project, a packaging solution based on upcycled grass fibres is being developed.

"The project is the culmination of my more than 10 years of research into the subject, and I hope to be able to help deliver durable and natural microbial solutions to make food safer in the future," says Associate Professor Clarissa Schwab. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2021.05.22 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

New research will unveil the future for natural preservation of food products

With a grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, researchers from Aarhus University are aiming to find out how best to use naturally occurring compounds to preserve food.

The ReMeSh project will develop an efficient method of converting CO2 from industrial sources, like biogas for example, so that it can be used in the natural gas grid. Here Michael Vedel Wegener Kofoed, researcher at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Anders Trærup.

2021.05.12 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Microorganisms to transform CO2 into sustainable fuel

The ReMeSh research project will increase our understanding of microorganisms' ability to convert CO2 into methane and it will form the basis for development of a new technology for efficient production of sustainable fuel.

"Polyester accounts for half of all clothes fibres in the world. Therefore, we will further develop technology based on chemical purification to recycle the polyester materials so that they can return to the textile industry,” says Anders Lindhardt from Danish Technological Institute who's part of the project. Photo: Danish Technological Institute.

2021.05.06 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Grand textile project to make Denmark circular frontrunner

A new innovative project aims to redraw the boundaries for fashion design, recycling technologies and consumer behaviour. Worn, damaged or new clothes that are discarded will be broken down into new raw materials and included in a circular economy.

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