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2020
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16 SEP

Cows on diet emit 40 per cent less methane

Feed changes can reduce methane formation from microorganisms in the cow’s paunch and reduce cows' emissions by 40 per cent without compromising milk yield.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Food, fish and agriculture
Plastikaffald i havet
02 SEP

Engineered enzymes can turn plastic waste into carbon

New methods developed at DTU Bioengineering have the potential to convert plastic waste into a new source of carbon.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Isoprenoids (blue haze) over Blue Mountains, Australia (Diliff / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
20 MAY

Great potential in regulating plant greenhouse gas emissions

New discoveries on the regulation of plant emissions of isoprenoids can help in fighting climate change – and can become key to the production of valuable green chemicals...

Biological systems Synthetic biology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Ecosystems Air pollution Environmental chemistry
2019
OLEFINE
13 NOV

Bio-pheromones successfully tested in field trials

The EU-funded OLEFINE project has now proven the efficacy of non-toxic, non-chemical bio-based pheromones both in the laboratory and in field trials. Pheromones are...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Fermentation Ecosystems
Credit: Colourbox
07 OCT

Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

PET can be degraded by microwaves and chemistry, so the components of the plastic can be recycled into new PET products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Waste management
Credit: Shosuke Yoshida et al.
30 SEP

Bacteria can break down plastic

In 2016, Japanese scientists discovered a bacterium that can break down PET plastic, which is primarily known from plastic bottles and clothing fibres. Now, Danish researchers...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Forskere skal afdække, hvordan bakterier kan udnyttes til at skabe bedre afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
Photo: Peter Aagaard Brixen
27 MAY

Fungal batteries will store alternative energy

Researchers from DTU and Aalborg University receive donation from Novo Nordisk Foundation for the development of biodegradable batteries.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Energy storage Electricity supply Solar energy Wind energy Electrochemistry Climate adaption
2018
24 MAY

Antimicrobial resistance can be transferred between bacteria

Researchers have shown that bacteria can exchange genes across strains. Hopefully, that knowledge can be used to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Bacteria and microorganisms Environment and pollution
Senior Researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt and Ulrik Birk Henriksen from DTU Chemical Engineering with CEO Claus Thulstrup (right). Photo: Bax Lindhardt
15 MAR

Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

DTU start-up utilizes sludge from fish farming and wastewater to produce heat and fertilizer.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
2017
Photo: DTU
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
Illustration: Colourbox
16 FEB

Technological 'hot or not' in 2017

Five female researchers gaze into the crystal ball and give their views on which technologies they believed will ‘predominate’ and which will fade into obscurity...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution Information technology Physics
2016
Islevbro Waterworks in Copenhagen. Photo: Philip J. Binning
11 OCT

One step closer to restoring nitrogen balance

The discovery of a new, previously unknown microbe opens up a host of opportunities, both in relation to restoring the nitrogen balance in nature—which has been knocked...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biotechnology and biochemistry Water supply Environment and pollution
Photo: Vibeke Hempler
07 MAR

Million-kroner support for the climate and the environment

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested almost DKK 150 million in projects led by DTU. Two themes appear again and again: green transition and the prospect of actual jobs...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Transport and logistics Energy Chemistry Materials Environment and pollution Information technology
2015
Photo: SBT Aqua
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then cultured...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Colourbox
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
Photo: Finn Sivebæk
26 JUN

The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

Following a large-scale rescue operation including extensive stream restoration and gene technology, the wild salmon in the streams of Jutland have turned into big local...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems Genes and genomes Biological systems