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Photovoltaic installations will have a huge impact on future energy systems, so it is crucial to know their performance at local, regional and global levels. A historically accurate model has now been set up with all data made available via open license.
Building renovation in the future will encompass broader sustainability concerns and holistic renovation scenarios Reducing buildings’ energy consumption and emissions is a key objective to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. In addition, it is also a necessity to ensure buildings’ functions and qualities, and to provide a positive living environment. Therefore energy efficiency […]
The world’s most durable, reliable and economical construction material Cement, concrete and other cement-based materials are the world’s most widely used construction materials and global consumption is growing steadily. Concrete is the world’s most durable, reliable and economical construction material with an annual consumption in volume by society only surpassed by water. No alternative Currently, […]
Beets can serve a dual purpose and provide both roughage for animal feed and biomass for bioenergy. The FOBIO concept, which has been developed with the participation of scientists from Aarhus University, involves separating the beet biomass into a liquid and a fibrous fraction using wet separation in a mechanical press. In this way you […]
The global supply of wheat is threatened by the destructive fungal disease wheat leaf rust. Wheat leaf rust is an umbrella term for three destructive and extremely contagious fungal diseases: yellow rust, black rust and brown rust. It attacks the grain plants and seriously affects the harvest yield. Researchers from Aarhus University are playing a […]
Clean water to drink is in short supply in many places around the world. With intelligent water recycling for crop irrigation, life-saving drops of the precious liquid can be saved. Scientists from Aarhus University, are contributing knowledge and solutions to the problem in the EU project SAFIR. One of the methods to save drinking water […]
Artificial light is the most expensive growth factor in greenhouse production but it cannot be omitted. It is essential to plant growth and development in the winter months. However, Danish greenhouse growers can save a lot of light energy by listening to plant requirements. The amount of energy used for lighting can be reduced significantly […]
Many people have become acutely aware of the consequences of climate change in recent years, and climate damages are costing both consumers and insurance providers many billions each year. Several climate researchers from Aarhus University are participating in the process of developing a new computer tool which will make it possible for home-owners and insurance […]
Agriculture needs immediate and concrete actions to reduce the man-made climate changes. At global level 18 percent of the total emission of greenhouse gases originates from agriculture, and a large proportion of this amount is believed to come from cattle farming. A concerted effort from the agricultural sector requires insight into where exactly in the […]
Development of sustainable energy systems. The oil that we extract from the earth today has been created over millions of years. However, it is possible to speed up the process of turning organic material into crude oil by means of a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process. HTL is one of several technologies that Aarhus University will […]
With the government’s ambition of increasing the production and use of sustainable energy and with countries faced with having to find alternative energy sources to nuclear power, willow can become an important crop in the future. Willow provides some advantages over the growing of traditional crops. In fact, the plant is interesting because it helps […]
Miscanthus together with willow and poplar can be the key to solving one of the future’s largest challenges of securing sufficient renewable energy that is sustainable in relation to the environment, the climate and the food supply. Scientists at Aarhus University believe that they will be able to double the amount of bioenergy produced from […]
The world’s area of arable land is limited, and at the same time the need for biological products for food, feed and energy is increasing. This calls for alternative solutions – for instance growth of marine bio-based products. Macroalgae represent a huge unexploited biological resource. They have many advantages making them a potential solution: Macroalgae […]
Enhanced demands for food production will increase the global demand for fertilisers such as phosphorus. The global sources of phosphorus are limited, and the increased demand will result in rising market prices and a global fight for control over the limited reserves emphasising the need for methods enabling phosphorus recycling. In such a market situation […]
World-wide the groundwater resources are becoming increasingly important as a source for drinking water supply and irrigation of farm fields. The airborne SkyTEM system developed at Aarhus University has been a key player for mapping the groundwater beneath the soils in Denmark. Now, a team of researchers from Aarhus University is on its way to […]
World food production is threatened by climate change, which leads to extreme weather situations with torrential rain or prolonged droughts. If food production decreases the food supply will be in short with severe consequences for the world’s population. Crop production in closed plant factories in urban environments is a sustainable and efficient way of growing […]
Water is already in short supply in many areas of the world and climate changes are making things worse. In some areas of the world up to 80 percent of the water consumption is spent on irrigating agricultural crops. This is not feasible in the long run. As clean water becomes in short supply in […]
Energy is an important driver of industrial productivity growth. For a long time Europe has known that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This White Paper covers insights into Denmark’s experience with energy efficiency across a wide range of industrial sectors through state-of-the-art case examples.
This publication provides readers with the lessons learned in Denmark relating to the abatement of Danish air pollution. It explores such topics as environmental regulation and energy policy in a Danish context, the specific pollutants that have negative impacts, and the abatement strategies that have been carried out in Denmark.