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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

2021.02.26 | AU Engineering

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

Using 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.

"Our projects are almost always in densely built-up urban areas. So it’s extra important that we minimise our impact on the environment," says Lars Dithmer, Head of Sustainability at Per Aarsleff A/S. Photo: Per Aarsleff A/S

2021.02.25 | AU Engineering

New project to showcase the green construction site of tomorrow

There hasn’t been much focus on the green transition of construction sites – but there’s a lot to be gained. A number of companies and knowledge institutions have now joined forces to establish a full-scale demo construction site as it may look in a greener future.

All information about the construction and all its phases are to be included in the digital twin, giving full situational awareness to management at all times. This provides researchers the opportunity to model the phases of construction in extreme detail very early in the project, where i.a. hazards and risks can be detected and reacted upon proactively. Photo: Aarhus University, Jochen Teizer.

2021.02.22 | AU Engineering

New research in digital twins allows for much safer and more efficient construction

Artificial intelligence is a key word in two major EU-funded projects aiming to dramatically reduce the number of accidents and close call incidents on construction sites.

Events

Mon 28 Jun
09:00-20:00 | Hotel Park, Viaduktvej 28, 5500 Middelfart, DK
National workshop on Technologies for a Danish Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Agriculture 28 June 2021
Aarhus University iCLIMATE centre is organising a one-day national workshop on technologies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, where we will present and discuss potential mitigation strategies for agriculture.
Tue 22 Feb
08:00-16:00 | Novo Nordic in Hellerup, Denmark
International conference on Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission in High Productive Agriculture
Aarhus University is organising the international conference on 'Zero Greenhouse Emission in High Productive Agriculture - ZEA' 22 - 24 February 2022. The conference is hosted and financially supported by NovoNordic Foundation.