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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)…

The experimental activities at the facilities will be able to resume when the electrical installations have been re-established and the building has been safety approved. It is expected to happen in a few weeks. Photo: AU.

2021.04.28 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Green demonstration plant ravaged by fire

A building at AU Foulum, which among other things houses a demonstration plant for biorefining, was ravaged by fire on Tuesday night. Despite damage to the building, the researchers expect that the experimental activities will be able to resume within two weeks.

The main reactor at AU Foulum, where the initial development of the methanation system was carried out. In the InjectMe project, the project partners have designed a custom-built reactor that makes it possible to further develop the technology. Photo: AU Foto.

2021.04.28 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

CO2 conversion using a new Power-to-X system

Using excess electricity from wind and solar power, and CO2 from biogas, a new research and development project is aiming to produce biomethane in a pilot-scale experiment. The experiment is an important step in the Power-to-X technology that may give exports of Danish technology a green future.

PipeSense is being funded by Innovation Fund Denmark with DKK 13.6 million and it has a total budget of almost DKK 18.6 million. The project includes four Danish partners: Logstor A/S, Creative Sight ApS, Aalborg University and Aarhus University. Photo: Aarhus Universitet

2021.04.21 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Smart sensors to provide real time data for optimized operation of the district heating grid

Researchers from the universities in Aarhus and Aalborg are working closely with leading companies to develop intelligent, battery-less sensors that communicate wirelessly to an autonomous cloud-based monitoring system.

"I simply think we need more female role models and mentors who can inspire young women in their career choices already at very early stages," says Professor Selin Kara. Photo: AU Foto.

2021.04.14 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

New professor sees plenty of opportunities for women to power the green transition

Selin Kara is a new professor at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University, where her research aims at using natural processes as a substitute for one of the world's most polluting industries. She wants to see more women in engineering and other STEM programmes, but there is a lack of role models, she says.

Congratulations to Bartlomiej Kotula, who won the best student award for his master’s thesis. Private photo.

2021.04.07 | AU Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Best Student Award

MSc in Civil Engineering Bartlomiej Kotula recently won the best student award for his master’s thesis on the development of a BIM-based tool to support sustainable building design.

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