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Support stockings using electrical muscle stimulation in use at Bispebjerg Hospital. Photo: Bispebjerg Hospital.

2021.05.31 | AU Engineering

Danish invention preserves muscle mass in Covid patients

Engineering researchers from Aarhus University have developed electronic support stockings and tested them on bed-ridden Covid patients at Copenhagen University Hospitals, Bispebjerg and Herlev. The experiments show that the stockings counteract a significant loss of muscle mass.

Professor Björn Andresen will participate in the UN working group on energy transition ahead of the summit in September. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2021.05.29 | AU Engineering, Sustainability

Professor about UN energy summit: “This could be pivotal to the global green transition”

In September, the UN General Assembly will host a high-level dialogue on energy. Aarhus University will participate in efforts to identify green transition strategies.

Photo: ESA Copernicus Sentinel

2021.05.28 | Department of Environmental Science, Sustainability

Countries in violation of Baltic Sea Convention, polluting marine environment

The countries around the Baltic Sea do not respect their binding international agreement to reduce agricultural pollution of the marine environment.

"After we harvest the grass and extract the protein for animal feed, we can refine and pulp the grass fibres for cellulose, from which we can produce packaging. In this way, we can use and up-value a side stream from protein production," says Assistant Professor Morten Ambye-Jensen from the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University. Photo: AU Foto.

2021.05.26 | AU Engineering, Sustainability

Grass replaces plastic in take-away food packaging

Soon, packaging for take-away foods might be completely based on local, sustainable materials instead of fossil-based products. In a new research project, a packaging solution based on upcycled grass fibres is being developed.

Photo: Anne Kring.

2021.05.25 | Department of Bioscience

Biologist Mette Vodder Carstensen receives AUFF's PhD award

Five talented researchers set to receive Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD Award for their PhD projects from 2020. They have all attracted particular attention, both with their results and the way in which they have communicated their findings. The five researchers each receive DKK 50,000 in recognition of their research.

In a new project, a researcher from Aarhus University will try to develop a chemical reaction that can turn stale bread waste into packaging material. Photo: Colourbox

2021.05.25 | Department of Food Science, Sustainability

Researcher wants to turn stale bread into packaging material

Too much bread ends up in the trash, but what if, instead, it could return to the supermarket in as high-performing and fully biodegradable packaging? In a new project, a researcher from Aarhus University will try to develop a green chemical process that can turn stale bread waste into packaging material. The project has just received 2.9 million…

"The project is the culmination of my more than 10 years of research into the subject, and I hope to be able to help deliver durable and natural microbial solutions to make food safer in the future," says Associate Professor Clarissa Schwab. Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2021.05.22 | AU Engineering

New research will unveil the future for natural preservation of food products

With a grant of DKK 10 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, researchers from Aarhus University are aiming to find out how best to use naturally occurring compounds to preserve food.

Professor Charlotte Lauridsen. (Photo: AU FOTO)

2021.05.17 | Department of Animal Science

New department head at the Department of Animal Science

Professor Charlotte Lauridsen will be replacing Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen as the head of department at the Department of Animal Science from next September. The new head of department sees future animal research as a key area that, through collaboration and innovative interdisciplinarity, can contribute crucial knowledge and expertise to a number of…

"This is so far a totally unexplored area," says Assistant Professor Shweta Agarwala, who's heading the project. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2021.05.17 | AU Engineering

Soluble, printable sensor to measure pressure inside the body

With a grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark of DKK 2 million, a team of researchers from Aarhus University hopes to develop a sensor made of novel conductive materials that can be implanted in the body, accurately measure the pressure of the selected organs, and then dissolve when it has finished its task.

The ReMeSh project will develop an efficient method of converting CO2 from industrial sources, like biogas for example, so that it can be used in the natural gas grid. Here Michael Vedel Wegener Kofoed, researcher at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: Anders Trærup

2021.05.12 | AU Engineering

Microorganisms to transform CO2 into sustainable fuel

The ReMeSh research project will increase our understanding of microorganisms' ability to convert CO2 into methane and it will form the basis for development of a new technology for efficient production of sustainable fuel.

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