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2020.09.10 | DCA

She researches into making clothes out of grass

Birgit Bonefeld is one of Denmark's only researchers into sustainable textiles: a very important area in the green transition, and one which may also become an important part of agricultural conversion to grass production to reduce nutrient leaching and replace imports of soy protein.

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2020.08.28 | DCA

Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

Researches from the Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University are investigating the great potential of seaweed. Read more in the article from BBC.

Doug Speed

2020.09.10 | DCA

Two new professors appointed at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

With the appointment of two new professors, the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) is strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading centers for research in plant, animal, and human genetics and genomic selection.

[Translate to English:] Foto: AU Foto

2020.08.26 | People

Professor to join expert panel for citizens’ council on the green transition

A citizen's council is to be set up with 99 randomly selected Danish citizens as part of the government's new climate legislation. Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from AU is to join the expert panel that will validate the topics that the citizens' council is to address.

The trials compare different conventional and organic cultivation systems. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2020.08.26 | DCA

Significant differences in the greenhouse gas balance of organic cultivation systems

By studying long-term field trials in Denmark and Switzerland researchers from, among others, the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have found that the greenhouse gas balance varies significantly between different organic cultivation systems.

[Translate to English:] Forskernes håb er, at der udvikles en app, så landmænd over hele verden kan bruge smartphone til at vurdere indholdet af kvælstof i deres afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox

2020.08.26 | DCA

Use your smartphone to check winter wheat’s nitrogen needs

A team of researchers with the participation from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University investigated the possibilities of using drones or smartphones to assess the need to fertilise winter wheat with nitrogen.

Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, is part of a new project working on the development of a vaccine, which is expected to reduce the diarrhoea-related piglet mortality by 90%. The new vaccine is expected to be launched in 2026. Photo: Anders Trærup, AU.

2020.09.11 | Anis

A new vaccine against piglet diarrhoea is on its way

Aarhus University takes part in a new and ground-breaking project in the development of an effective vaccine against weaning diarrhoea in piglets. If the development work of the vaccine goes like the researchers are hoping for, 90% of the mortality seen today due to weaning diarrhoea will be prevented, and the use of antibiotics will be lowered…

Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.07.14 | DCA

New technology can significantly reduce ammonia and methane emissions from agriculture

A Danish research team has invented a natural additive for livestock manure to reduce emissions of various gases from the manure, for example the greenhouse gas methane.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.07.10 | DCA

Seminar in Brussels on green biorefining which supports the common agricultural policy

Biorefining of grass and clover grass allows for sustainable production of plant protein and bio-based products that support the objectives of European agricultural policy. A European Parliament seminar in Brussels focuses on the possibilities.

For the increasing number of consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge. Photo: Colourbox

2020.07.09 | Food

New EU communication project aims to make plant-based choices easier for all

For an increasing number of consumers wanting to replace animal-based food products partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge. Researchers from Aarhus University, with partners, will help consumers to overcome this challenge with a new communication project, the…

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