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17 OCT

The golden opportunity of beer for increased sustainability

DTU Brewery brews beer in new ways for the benefit of the environment, and—among other things—has examined how you can skip the malting process by adding enzymes and thus...

Food, fish and agriculture Enzymes and proteins Food technology Innovation and product development
09 OCT

CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. It addresses the problem...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
09 OCT

Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals and meat in Denmark is relatively stable, according to the annual DANMAP report.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
07 OCT

Discover the Pre-Pilot Plant: A place for optimisation & scale-up

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU Biosustain, has an increased focus on entrepreneurship. This has resulted in the establishment of a Pre...

Fermentation Biotechnology and biochemistry Organic chemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Enzymes and proteins Chemistry
07 OCT

Denmark continues to have many foodborne infections and outbreaks

The 64 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2018 included two rare and serious outbreaks, according to the annual report on the incidence of foodborne diseases in...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
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
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
25 SEP

Prudent use of antimicrobials in Danish animals continues

The use of antimicrobials in animals has been declining for five consecutive years. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2018. Particularly significant...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety
04 SEP

Transportproteins provide key to improve infant formula

Researchers identify and functionally describe key transport proteins, which contribute to creating a healthy early life gut microbiota.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
03 SEP

Why transporters really matter for cell factories

Scientists discover the secret behind some protein transporters’ superiority. One transporter, MAE1, can export organic acids out of yeast spending close-to-zero...

Biotechnology and biochemistry