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Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.09.21 | Conference

Online seminar on the disruptive potentials of biorefineries

On 17 November, an online seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products.

Morten Ambye-Jensen carries out research in biorefining technologies, and the new biorefiningplant at AU Foulum will play an important role in the transition towards circular and more environmental and climate-friendly agriculture. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo.

2020.09.21 | DCA

Annual report: Gain insight into the food and agricultural research at Aarhus University

DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture has published its annual report for 2019.

In a new EIT Food research project, researchers from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University are investigating consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products with colleagues from the UK and Spain. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.09.15 | DCA

Will consumers accept healthier meat products?

It is possible to produce healthier alternatives to the processed meat products, which are in high demand in Denmark as well as in the rest of Europe, but how do consumers respond to the different options, and which ones do they prefer? In a new project funded by the European Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food, researchers from the MAPP Centre…

Chickpea water, so-called aquafaba, has many functional properties in common with egg white. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.09.25 | Food

Are the food ingredients of the future plant-based?

In collaboration with NEXUS A/S, researchers from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, have studied the possibility of using chickpea water, also called aquafaba, in foods where egg white is typically used. This has been done by focusing on the functional properties of aquafaba, and the results are promising.

2020.09.11 | Anis

Ph.D.-defence: Are recommendations for indoor sows appropriate for organic sows?

Maria Eskildsen has investigated the energy- and protein intake from grazing and quantified the energy needed for maintenance, maternal retention, mobilization, milk production, thermoregulation and locomotive activity in organic sows. The PhD defense will be available online. To receive a link, please send an e-mail to…

Juvenile root-knot nematodes in microscope. Photo: AU Flakkebjerg

2020.09.10 | Research

Plants may be able to defend each other

Can plants share defence mechanisms with each other? Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University will investigate this in a new project, to which the Villum Foundation has granted DKK 1.98 million. DKK.

Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Foto

2020.09.09 | DCA

Regional cooperation to promote innovation in food, cleantech and health

Companies, organisations and the university in Central Denmark Region are working together to establish a new unit that will work to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and growth within food, cleantech and health – the region’s growth industries. The ambitious initiative in Central Denmark Region will be anchored in The Kitchen.

Photo: AU Foto

2020.09.08 | Research

More plant species in the grassland provide food for pollinating insects

According to new research from Aarhus University, it is possible to both ensure a high and stable yield as well as increase the biodiversity and abundance of pollinating insects in grasslands with the right mix of different plant species and by adapting the frequency of cuttings.

With her research, Professor Mette Olaf Nielsen will contribute to finding the sustainable solutions for how to reduce the greenhouse gas emission from ruminants. Private photo.

2020.09.08 | Anis

The new professor at Aarhus University wants to decriminalise cows

As of 1 September 2020, Mette Olaf Nielsen has been appointed professor in “Production and Lactation Physiology in Ruminants” at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University. Mette will contribute to solving the agriculture’s climate challenge concerning the methane emission from ruminants.

Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2020.09.09 | DCA

Aarhus University concludes collaboration agreement with Viborg Municipality

The collaboration agreement between Aarhus University and Viborg Municipality will focus on benefiting from and developing Aarhus University's activities in Foulum, in addition to strengthening collaboration between prominent law firms in Viborg and the law degree programme in Aarhus.

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