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16 NOV

Is it sensible to use rainwater to flush the toilet?

As a world first, a new residential district in Aarhus is using secondary water from the local water utility for toilets and washing machines. The solution is supported...

Waste water and water discharge Water supply Climate adaptation
04 NOV

Life cycle assessment of carbon capture

Life cycle assessment of carbon capture at incineration plants shows that despite some drawbacks, the net result is a clear advantage for the climate.

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaptation Energy production
Sector development project Circular construction and building sector, Technical University of Denmark, DTU. Photo Shutterstock.
14 OCT

Circular construction improves utilization of resources

A sector development report from DTU recommends that the players in the construction sector join forces on large test projects and scaling of circular construction.

Climate adaptation CO2 separation and CO2 storage Waste management Environment and pollution Life cycle analysis Innovation and product development Construction materials Building design
Foto: Shutterstock
22 SEP

DTU is part of the world's first research center on CO2 capture

DTU contributes development of enzymes to a new research center, which will remove CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into raw materials.

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaptation Environment and pollution Innovation and product development Enzymes and proteins
Director of Facilities Peter Brønd: DTU's campus serves as a Living Lab for the development of sustainable solutions.
12 AUG

DTU develops sustainability throughout the University

DTU’s campus is used as a Living Lab for the development of sustainable solutions in new builds, energy supply, operation, and waste sorting.

Climate adaptation Waste management Environment and pollution
Heavy traffic on a flooded city road in the rain
12 MAY

Students tackle climate challenges in the water sector

International students and startups are taking part in the finals of the Next Generation Water Action initiative with proposals for solving problems caused by drought...

Climate adaptation Waste water and water discharge Water supply Environment and pollution Entrepreneurship Production and management
Christian Randløv Schmidt and Jon Sigvert, Student Start-up of the Year at DTU 2021
23 APR

Student start-up aim to stimulate green electricity production

The Reel student project receives the award as DTU student startup of the year for its creation of financing agreements which allow citizens and small and medium-sized...

Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Climate adaptation Electricity supply Energy production Energy
Stormflod Colourbox
15 APR

New calculation of risks and costs of storm surges

A new report on and model of damage costs from DTU will help Danish municipalities assess the risk of flooding and which costs they can expect flooding to incur for buildings...

Climate adaptation
Bio plant Studstrup. Photo: Colourbox
09 APR

New enzymes to improve the efficiency of biomass breakdown

A new class of enzymes show great potential for streamlining the decomposition of biomass for further conversion into energy and bio-products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Waste management Climate adaptation
Students and company employees will be trained to be catalysts for the transition to sustainability in the Cataly(c)st project.
23 FEB

Students to speed up sustainability and circular economy

Technical universities in the Nordic region join forces to help students and company employees speed up sustainability and the transition to a circular economy.  

Climate adaptation Environment and pollution Life cycle analysis
DTU Facts and Figures 2021 front page

Published annually, DTU Facts and Figures gives you fact, figures, and a short presentation of the University.

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