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Charred malt from the Viking Age found at Hundborg in Denmark. Photo: Peter Steen Henriksen - National Museum of Denmark.

2021.07.26 | Department of Agroecology

Plant genetics teaches us about spelt and old beer

A wheat mutant found by a stroke of luck and grain preserved since ancient times helps us learn about the past and provides opportunities to create new knowledge for the future.

"The amount of data will only get worse, and new compression technologies are a necessary tool to reduce the effect of increasing data traffic," says Daniel Lucani Rötter, newly appointed full professor at Aarhus University. Photo: Peer Klercke.

2021.07.15 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

New professor on the data surge: It will only get worse

Daniel Lucani Rötter is a new professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University. He conducts research into how we can solve some of the internet's biggest Gordian knots.

Photo: Colourbox

2021.07.16 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Department of Food Science

Researchers want to improve the quality of plant drinks

The demand for plant drinks is growing, but how is the quality of their proteins? Researchers are investigating this in a new project that, with the help of groundbreaking analysis methods, will ensure that the plant drinks of the future have the best possible nutritional quality.

Honey bee in oregano. Photo: Claus Rasmussen

2021.07.13 | Department of Agroecology, Sustainability

Insects, bees and plants interaction

Pollinators are needed, large parts of agriculture and world food production are heavily dependent on pollinating insects. Still, the number of wild pollinators is declining, but there is still something that can be done to stop the development. It requires new cultivation and beekeeping strategies, but it can be done.

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2021.07.07 | Department of Agroecology, DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture

Plant-based dye from carrots can replace synthetic color in the foods we eat

Researchers from, among others, the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have found a method by which mechanisms can be activated in orange carrots so that they produce more anthocyanin dye, which can replace synthetically produced dyes in food. It provides new opportunities to replace synthetically produced dyes with plant-based natural…

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

2021.07.07 | Department of Agroecology, DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Sustainability

More grassland to improve climate and environment

Grassland areas may reduce agricultural emissions of greenhouse gases and nutrients. Together with newly developed biorefining technologies, grasslands constitute a breeding ground for new sustainable products, e.g. green protein to replace the use of imported soya. A new research project will make it possible to harvest the benefits.

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2021.07.15 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Roadmap to the future green transition of agriculture and food systems

Agriculture and food production have a solid starting point in Denmark for the work that will be carried out over the next few decades on the road to the green transition. An ambitious and cross-disciplinary project attracted several hundred spectators when it was presented at the end of June by the University of Copenhagen, the Technical…

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2021.07.02 | Research, Sustainability

To reduce methane emissions, new study finds it necessary to include methane in breeding goals

Researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) have participated in an international project, where findings show the necessity of either including methane in the breeding goal, or do it through a correlated trait as residual feed intake, if methane emissions are to be reduced.