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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
Godthåbsfjorden. Foto: Torkel Gissel Nielsen.
11 AUG

First quantification of microplastics off the coast of Nuuk

A new study shows that concentrations of microscopic plastic particles in the sea along the west coast of Greenland are roughly the same as in the Atlantic Ocean

Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
Microbes pave way for green flight
21 JUL

Microbes pave way for green flight

Instead of burning biowaste, we should let microorganisms turn waste into CO2-neutral fuel, chemicals, and proteins.

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Air pollution
Photo: Printed vegi salmon to the left held with chopstick and real salmon to the right.
30 JUN

Students will market 3D printed fish

Students from the EU-led research project Training4CRM and DTU have developed a technique for 3D printing fish such as salmon and tuna.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production Food technology CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Innovation and product development
Kræn Vodder Busk på vej til test på et containerskib (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)
25 JUN

New international award for research on black smoke from ships

A research collaboration between DTU Electrical Engineering and MAN Energy Solutions on limiting ships' emission of black smoke and NOx has received a new international...

Robot technology and automation Electrotechnology Air pollution Environment and pollution
24 JUN

DTU invites to a sustainable reopening of society

DTU invites students, companies, and organizations to an innovation competition aimed at contributing to the reopening of a sustainable society after COVID-19.

Climate adaption Environment and pollution Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
Plastic waste in nature. Photo: Colourbox
17 JUN

Big research project to put a stop to plastic waste

The project is looking into new technological ways of reproducing new high quality plastics from non-recyclable plastic waste.

Environmental chemistry Innovation and product development Waste management
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
Nets. Photo: Plastix A/S.
15 MAY

Nine recommendations to limit ghost nets in the sea

Nordic network makes recommendations on how to limit ghost fishing and pollution of the sea due to lost fishing gear.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Waste management
2019
Foto: Mikal Schlosser
16 DEC

CO2 must be captured - and exploited

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The unwanted greenhouse gas will instead be exploited for new products

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Bioenergy Energy production
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
03 DEC

How to control the Internet’s energy consumption

The Internet is indispensable, but we need to get the CO2 emissions that result from increasing data transmissions under control. The answer is more energy-efficient optical...

Telecommunication CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Foto: Torben Eskerod
03 DEC

New cement recipe lowers carbon footprint in construction

Danish researchers, together with cement and concrete producers, have developed a new type of carbon-saving cement that can be used to produce concrete. At DTU, researchers...

Construction materials CO2 separation and CO2 storage
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26 NOV

UN report: Our climate targets are not ambitious enough

In a new Emissions Gap Report, the UN warns that global CO2 emissions are still increasing even though the countries have pledged to reduce them.

Environment and pollution
Foto: Statsministeriet.
22 NOV

EU President-elect and Prime Minister of Denmark visit DTU

Carbon-neutral energy production and sustainable fuels were among the topics discussed during a visit to DTU from President-elect Charles Michel and Prime Minister Mette...

Energy storage Fossil fuels Catalysis CO2 separation and CO2 storage
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
12 NOV

Newly described microbe drives ammonia removal in cleaning of drinking water

A team of researchers from DTU, SDU, and KU has provided conclusive evidence that the recently described enigmatic microbe, called comammox Nitrospira, drives nitrification...

Water supply
Atlantic Sapphire, Homestead, USA. Photographer: Thue Holm.
30 OCT

Researchers and industry share newest knowledge on environmentally friendly fish...

Participants from around the world gained insight into some of the World’s largest land-based recirculating aquaculture systems at the fifth NordicRAS Workshop.

Aquaculture Fish and shellfish Waste water and water discharge
Foto Amritanshu Sikdar/Unsplash
23 OCT

Increased digitalization can lead to a more sustainable water sector

Increased digitalization in the water sector and utilization of new technological opportunities are the themes of the first dedicated track about water at the upcoming...

Water supply
23 OCT

Mapping international drug use through wastewater-based epidemiology

Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug...

Waste water and water discharge