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The Minister for Higher Education and Science presented Peter Løvendahl and Jan Lassen with the Grand Solutions Prize. Photo: Maiken Kestner

2018.01.29 | DCA

AU researchers honoured with Innovation Fund Denmark Prizes

This year's Innovation Fund Denmark’s Innovator Prize goes to Professor Ole Green while Senior Researcher Peter Løvendahl has been awarded the Grand Solutions Prize for his efforts in breeding climate-friendly cows.

The Departments of Agroecology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Food Science at Aarhus University will share knowledge about sustainable production systems and agroecology, breeding and genetics, and crop protection in an EU-funded Slovenian project. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.01.24 | DCA

Knowledge boost from Aarhus University to Slovenia

Aarhus University is participating in a new project that aims to help set up a new centre of excellence regarding sustainable agriculture in Slovenia.

Managing climate and light in greenhouses means finding a balance between creating optimal conditions for the crops and a desire to keep down costs and consumption of energy and other resources. Photo: Roar Påske, AU Foto

2018.01.24 | Agro

Control of air humidity in greenhouses can be made more energy efficient

Aarhus University is a partner in a project that can reduce energy consumption in the greenhouse industry significantly. In particular, control of air humidity can be made more energy efficient.

Women are generally more willing to pay extra for good quality products than men. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.29 | DCA

Consumer satisfaction with foods in retail industry on the increase

Generally, Danish consumers are satisfied with the quality of foods available in Danish grocery stores, and in recent years consumer satisfaction has increased. This is one of the findings of a recent DCA report “Quality index 2017”, prepared by researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University.

It is generally more important to women than men that the family eats their meals together. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.29 | DCA

Men and women are equally good at cooking

In Danish households, men and women generally have equal cooking skills; however, women take the lead when it comes to baking and desserts. This appears from a recent report from Aarhus University.

CBIO was established almost a year ago. Photo: AU-Foto

2018.01.23 | DCA

New opportunities for circular bioeconomy research

On 15 March 2018, Centre for Circular Bioeconomy (CBIO) will host a seminar where some of the most outstanding researchers within the area will inform the participants about the potentials of bioeconomy in a national as well as a European context.

The researchers hope to be able to increase the shelf life of root vegetables with as much as two weeks. Photo: Jesper Rais/AU-Photo

2018.01.16 | Food

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce…

According to Professor Mathias Neumann Andersen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, it is important to have as precise and recent figures as possible as a basis for issuing water abstraction permits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.01.15 | Agro

Agriculture’s irrigation requirements are greater than we thought

New figures indicate that farmers need more water for irrigation than was previously supposed. The figures also show that annual requirements can vary by more than 300 percent.

The participants in the PHD-HUB FOULUM are e.g. given access to office space and sparring when it fits into their schedule. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | DCA

New entrepreneurial incubator available for PhD students at Aarhus University

PHD-HUB FOULUM is a new incubator ready to help PhD students within natural sciences develop their own business ideas or find jobs in private companies. Agro Business Park launches the incubator and Aarhus University is an affiliate partner.

Lorie Hamelin (right) in the company of France's president Emmanuel Macron at the event where Macron announced who was selected to receive his special funds for climate research. Photo: Lorie Hamelin

2018.01.08 | DCA

Research talent on the ”Make Our Planet Great Again” team

The French president Macron has selected a young research talent who collaborates with the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University for the French initiative ”Make Our Planet Great Again”.

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