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Lars Ditlev Mørck Ottosen, head of the chemical and biotechnology section at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, here seen at the research center AU Foulum. Photo: AU Foto.

2019.02.25 | Department of Engineering

AU researchers develop the carbon-free fuel of the future from air, water and electricity

A major new research project will revolutionise production of ammonia, which is an essential ingredient in fertilisers. At the same time, the project will demonstrate the potential of ammonia as the future carbon-free fuel.

Thomas Tørrings research team has been collecting soil samples from several Danish Natura 2000 sites like Rold Skov, Rebild Bakker, Slette Strand and Mols Bjerge. All of whom have unique bacterial flora. Photo: Lars Kruse / AU Foto.

2019.02.10 | Department of Engineering

The hunt is on: using machine learning, we’re looking for completely new antibiotics in national parks

In about 20-30 years, bacterial resistance will be so serious that it will cost more lives than cancer, even in the West. This is the gloomy prophecy from the World Health Organization (WHO), and they are beating the drum for active, targeted efforts to find new antibiotics. A researcher from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University has…

The new project has partners from all over Europe, and senior researcher Claus Grøn Sørensen anticipates, the project will contribute to fewer foreign agents in organic farming. Photo: Peer Klercke.

2019.02.07 | Department of Engineering

Millions for purely organic

It may well be a nice idea to buy organic, but you can never be sure that the products you buy really are 100% organic. A major new EU project is tackling this problem by making organic farms more organic.

"I’m proud to be able to make a difference with something that will affect so many people's lives," says PhD Student Hailiang Liu from Aarhus University. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto

2019.02.04 | Department of Engineering

Danish PhD student to help China reach 100% green power

Denmark has long been at the forefront of renewable energies and their system integration. Danish energy research is now helping China plan its transformation to a 100% renewable power system.