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

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

2021.10.29In 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)

Seaweed can help to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

2021.10.27In 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 sustainable production of bioresources (food, feed and materials), create jobs and even have a positive effect on the marine environment and biodiversity, provided that seaweed farms are set up and managed with care.

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

2021.10.18Applications 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.

The meat industry is one of the most important parts of the Danish agricultural sector today and the vast majority of Denmark's cultivated area is used for the production of livestock feed. But a green transformation of agriculture can reform large sections of the rest of society. Photo: Colourbox.

How Danish agriculture can become a driving force for the green transition

2021.10.12The agricultural sector is facing a paradigm shift. Danish high-tech agriculture can show the world how a pervasive transformation of the industry can reform food production and, at the same time, tackle the crises facing the world. The transformation is all down to something as basic as what we grow on fields, and we may have to get used to the sight of green fields instead of yellow in late summer.

Photo: Deutschlandfunk Nova - Grünstreifen

CBIO in DeutschRadio

2021.09.20Claudia Nielsen has given an interview about the potentials in biorefining of grass for protein, textiles and packaging to DeutschRadio - "Gras - Neuer Rohstoff für T-shirts und mehr von der grünen Wiese"

Four available Postdoc positions in circular bioeconomy

2021.07.14There are currently four available Postdoc positions with affiliation to CBIO - Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy. Three of the positions are within the area of industrial ecology, while the topic of the fourth position is sustainability assessment of forest derived wood bioeconomic value chains.

Apply for a PhD in circular bioeconomy

2021.07.14Do you want to do research on circular bioeconomy and contribute to the green transition? There are now three available PhD positions with affiliation to the Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy.

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

More grassland to improve climate and environment

2021.07.07Grassland areas may reduce agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases and nutrients. Together with newly developed biorefining technologies, grasslands constitute a breeding ground for new sustainable products, e.g. green protein to replace the use of imported soya. A new research project will make it possible to harvest the benefits.

[Translate to English:] Sukkertang produceret ved Aarhus Universitets dyrkningsanlæg ved Grenå. Foto: Teis Boderskov (Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Bioscience).

The green transition can also be blue

2021.06.18In a new report, blue biomass is the term for resources from the sea, which we can exploit much more sustainably both on the dinner table and as tool for environmental restoration. Still, the report concludes, green transition towards increased use of blue biomass such as seaweeds and mussels calls for the will and ability to solve challenges if we are to succeed.

Photo: Colourbox

Researcher wants to turn stale bread into packaging material

2021.06.10Too much bread ends up in the trash, but what if, instead, it could return to the supermarket in as high-performing and fully biodegradable packaging? In a new project, a researcher from Aarhus University will try to develop a green chemical process that can turn stale bread waste into packaging material. The project has just received 2.9 million DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

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