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"We’ve got fantastic agricultural soil in Denmark, and it would be a shame to plaster it all with solar cells. It’d be great if we could unite the two," says farmer Claus Hunsballe, who's joined an international research project to unite solar energy production and agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

Why not combine agriculture and solar energy on the same field?

2021.03.01Using vertical solar-cell installations, researchers from Aarhus University will harvest both energy and crops from the same agricultural area. The plan is to produce energy when it is most needed, while at the same time leaving space for the farmer to work in the field.

Photo: In 2018, a Danish team from University of Southern Denmark won the first prize of 1000 EUR.

European student competition 2021: Bioeconomic innovation in focus

2021.02.24Danish students are again this year encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams and participate in BISC-E, the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe. The Danish winner will compete with the winners from other EU countries to win the European championship and price.

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Green revolution from the GO-GRASS project

2021.02.12New video shows how Danish grass can replace soy in animal feed.

CBIO research featured in the BBC episode "Farmers on the frontline"

2021.02.02In the series ”Follow the Food”, BBC visits the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University in Foulum. Here, the newest research on the use of seaweed in cattle feed is presented. You can find the episode “Farmers on the frontline” by scrolling down the website here. (Aarhus University is featured from 2:55 to 11:32).

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Do we want to eat food with protein from cod waste?

2020.12.16Cod waste can be transformed into high quality fish protein, which can be added to our food products and thereby contribute to both our health and the circular economy. But are we willing to eat food enriched with cod protein? Researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University are looking into the matter in a new EIT Food study.

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Alles so schön grün hier

2020.11.26The Danish research in more sustainable cultivation systems and in new, local products from green biorefineries has been mentioned in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. (In German)

Green biorefining may be the key to agriculture’s European Green Deal

2020.11.20On November 17, approx. 150 researchers, politicians and stakeholders participated in a webinar to discuss and provide information about the perspectives of green biorefining for European agriculture. The webinar was held in cooperation with members of the European Parliament as well as representatives from the European Commission.

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Seminar on technology for green biorefining

2020.10.28Biorefining of grass and clover grass allows for a sustainable production of plant protein, which can replace imported soy products. At an online seminar on 3 December, Aarhus University presents research aimed at companies that want to work with green biorefining.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Lars Kruse

Biorefining can become an important part of a Green Deal for Europe

2020.10.28Green biorefining can contribute to both rural growth, a more sustainable agriculture and European self-sufficiency with plant protein. The perspective for the common agricultural policy is in focus at a webinar held in collaboration with the European Parliament.

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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

2020.08.28Researches from the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University are investigating the great potential of seaweed. Read more in the article from BBC.

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