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Support stockings using electrical muscle stimulation in use at Bispebjerg Hospital. Photo: Bispebjerg Hospital.

2021.05.31 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Danish invention preserves muscle mass in Covid patients

Engineering researchers from Aarhus University have developed electronic support stockings and tested them on bed-ridden Covid patients at Copenhagen University Hospitals, Bispebjerg and Herlev. The experiments show that the stockings counteract a significant loss of muscle mass.

Professor Björn Andresen will participate in the UN working group on energy transition ahead of the summit in September. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.05.29 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor about UN energy summit: “This could be pivotal to the global green transition”

In September, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level dialogue on energy. Aarhus University will participate in efforts to identify green transition strategies.

"After we harvest the grass and extract the protein for animal feed, we can refine and pulp the grass fibres for cellulose, from which we can produce packaging. In this way, we can use and up-value a side stream from protein production," says Assistant Professor Morten Ambye-Jensen from the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Photo: AU Foto.

2021.05.26 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Grass replaces plastic in take-away food packaging

Soon, packaging for take-away foods might be completely based on local, sustainable materials instead of fossil-based products. In a new research project, a packaging solution based on upcycled grass fibres is being developed.

"The project is the culmination of my more than 10 years of research into the subject, and I hope to be able to help deliver durable and natural microbial solutions to make food safer in the future," says Associate Professor Clarissa Schwab. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2021.05.22 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

New research will unveil the future for natural preservation of food products

With a grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, researchers from Aarhus University are aiming to find out how best to use naturally occurring compounds to preserve food.

"This is so far a totally unexplored area," says Assistant Professor Shweta Agarwala, who's heading the project. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2021.05.17 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Soluble, printable sensor to measure pressure inside the body

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark of DKK 2 million, a team of researchers from Aarhus University hopes to develop a sensor made of novel conductive materials that can be implanted in the body, accurately measure the pressure of the selected organs, and then dissolve when it has finished its task.

The ReMeSh project will develop an efficient method of converting CO2 from industrial sources, like biogas for example, so that it can be used in the natural gas grid. Here Michael Vedel Wegener Kofoed, researcher at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Anders Trærup.

2021.05.12 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Microorganisms to transform CO2 into sustainable fuel

The ReMeSh research project will increase our understanding of microorganisms' ability to convert CO2 into methane and it will form the basis for development of a new technology for efficient production of sustainable fuel.

What should we do about the enormous flow of data from the city floating around on the internet? How do we find connections and patterns that can transform into useful insights for the authorities, businesses, the police, hospitals and, not least, the people living in the city? The answer is artificial intelligence, and researchers from Aarhus University will lead the european technology development in the coming years. The photo shows Alexandros Iosidifis in the city of Aarhus (Photo: AU Lars Kruse)

2021.05.07 | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Artificial intelligence to make European cities smarter

In a major EU project, researchers from Aarhus University will develop brand new technologies to process and analyse image and audio sensor data from cities. This will increase security for citizens and enhance traffic flow.

"Polyester accounts for half of all clothes fibres in the world. Therefore, we will further develop technology based on chemical purification to recycle the polyester materials so that they can return to the textile industry,” says Anders Lindhardt from Danish Technological Institute who's part of the project. Photo: Danish Technological Institute.

2021.05.06 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Grand textile project to make Denmark circular frontrunner

A new innovative project aims to redraw the boundaries for fashion design, recycling technologies and consumer behaviour. Worn, damaged or new clothes that are discarded will be broken down into new raw materials and included in a circular economy.

"Evolution has come up with some quite inspiring solutions during the ages, and there's a lot to be gained in a geotechnical perspective," says Assistant Professor Hans Henning Stutz, one of the scientists behind the new research. Photo: Colourbox.

2021.05.05 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

New research: Snakeskin can inspire to safer buildings

It might be a good idea to look for inspiration in nature when designing load-bearing foundations for buildings. Researchers from Aarhus University and University of California Davis have found a significantly increased load-bearing capacity for piles when using snakeskin as surface inspiration.

When there is a surplus of electricity from wind or solar, the energy storage is charged. This is done by a system of compressors and turbines pumping heat energy from one or more storage tanks filled with cool stones to a corresponding number of storage tanks filled with hot stones. This makes the stones in the cold tanks very cold, while it gets very hot in the hot tanks, up to 600 degrees. Illustration: Claus Rye, Stiesdal Storage Technologies.

2021.05.03 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Denmark's largest battery - one step closer to storing green power in stones

The concept of storing renewable energy in stones has come one step closer to realisation with the construction of the GridScale demonstration plant. The plant will be the largest electricity storage facility in Denmark, with a capacity of 10 MWh. The project is being funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP)…