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The fossil economy is rapidly nearing its expiry date. The world therefore needs a new paradigm. Transformation towards a biobased society where raw materials, production and waste are elements in a sustainable cycle. And where biomass is fundamental for innovation. For progress. And for success.

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The demo facility being installed as part of Aarhus University's energy research facility in Foulum. Photo: Thomas Lundgaard.

2021.10.29 | Research

New demonstration plant at AU Foulum may significantly reduce carbon emissions from methanol production

In collaboration with Haldor Topsøe, Aarhus University has launched a new demonstration plant to produce sustainable methanol from biogas. The plant opens up for significant global potentials to reduce carbon emissions from methanol production.

Cultivation of seaweed can prove extremely valuable in future initiatives in response to many different challenges (Photo: Michael Bo Rasmussen, Aarhus University)

2021.10.27 | Research

Seaweed can help to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In an article just published in the prestigious journal Nature Sustainability, an international research team offers new perspectives on the benefits of seaweed. The study underlines that the cultivation and use of seaweed can be a useful tool in the fight against climate change. But that’s not all: seaweed cultivation can also contribute to more…

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2021.10.18 | People

New job? PhD - Plant species determination and root biomass quantification using DNA-based molecular methods

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Agroecology programme. The position is available from 1st February 2022 or later.


Mon 06 Dec
08:00-16:00 | Wageningen Campus
Conference Circular@WUR: Living within planetary boundaries
A transition towards a circular bio-based and climate smart society is the answer to many of the societal challenges we are facing today. Circular systems in the green and in the blue domain will close water, nutrient and carbon cycles and from this, minimize resource losses and climate change effects, and hence assure that society can live within the planetary boundaries.
Circular Bioeconomy