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The research of Mario M. Martinez focuses on the structure, hydrodynamics and interactions of carbohydrate polymers and their structural modification through process-intensifying technologies. Mario M. Martinez during a trial using a pilot scale twin-screw extruder at the Buhler Food Application Center in Minneapolis, USA. Photo:  Eugene Dust.

2020.10.27 | Food

AU FOOD researcher receives Young Scientist Research Award

Mario M. Martinez from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, receives the prestigious Young Scientist Research Award from the Cereals & Grains Association for his outstanding work on food carbohydrate polymers that can be used for creating healthy and sustainable solutions.

Photo: Biogas plant in Foulum, Denmark. 
Photographer: Jepser Rais

2020.10.22 | Research

Sulphur from biogas purification is valuable plant nutrient

Efficiently recovered sulphur (S) from the biogas desulfurization process can be reused as a valuable source of plant-available sulphur in agriculture, shows new research from the Department of Agroecology.

2020.10.21 | Anis

PhD defence: Dietary fiber and protein: Changes in degradation, fermentation pattern and metabolic response

Yetong Xu will have her PhD defence Wednesday 28 October 2020. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to charlotte.steffensen@anis.au.dk

AU FOOD is the initiator of a new network that will accelerate the development of sustainable, Nordic cultured meat based on local ingredients. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.10.20 | Food

AU FOOD accelerates the development of cultured meat within the framework of a new Nordic network

AU FOOD has initiatiated a new network that will accelerate the development of alternative meat based on sustainable, Nordic ingredients and thus take on the competition with the foreign producers. Recently, the network held its first meeting and workshop with participants from all over the Nordic region.

The company Nutrilution will fight malnutrition in the elderly with protein-enriching crumbs that can be added to cooking. Photo: Nutrilution.

2020.10.08 | DCA

Protein crumbs supported by Food eHub

In the past year, the entrepreneurship programme Food eHub at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has helped a number of local startups to get funding. They have received a total of almost half a million DKK distributed among four innovative companies, all of which are working to solve some of the challenges of the future through…

Foto: Novo Nordisk Fonden logo

2020.10.09 | Grant

New large centre on agricultural production and biodiversity

AU researchers receive a total of DKK 60 million kroner for a new 6-year-old centre called SustainScapes. The centre will work with research-based solutions on how biodiversity can be future-proofed in a changing climate and in a world with an ever-increasing need for resources. The Novo Nordisk Foundation provides the grant as part of the "Novo…

Phto: Colourbox

2020.10.01 | DCA

From Danish hemp fields to sustainable textiles

One hectare of Danish cultivated hemp can replace 2-3 hectares of cotton and requires significantly less water in production. A new project, supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark, will develop a method that will make hemp textiles a sustainable alternative to cotton.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.30 | Research

Plants can reduce nitrous oxide emissions from flooded grasslands

Nitrous oxide emissions increase significantly when grasslands are flooded repeatedly, according to new research from the Soil Biology Group, Wageningen University, and the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University. The researchers found that certain plant species can help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions in flooded grasslands.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.09.30 | Research

The importance of climate change for productivity and water consumption in global croplands

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, in collaboration with researchers from China and Japan, have investigated how efficiently crops around the world use water as a resource for improved productivity and lower environmental impact in a future affected by climate change

Photo: AU Flakkebjerg

2020.09.30 | Research

Anti-resistance strategies are important in the fight against Septoria

Fungicide resistance in Septoria in winter wheat is spreading across Europe, and researchers from Aarhus University have found a pattern in the spread by examining samples from different northern European countries. Samples from Denmark and Sweden show that over the past approximately 10 years there has been a large increase in resistance to the…

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