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2020
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02 JUN

Enzymes convert CO2 into green chemicals

Scientists activate enzymes’ ability to absorb CO2 from the air and convert and store it as eco-friendly chemicals.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Energy Bioenergy Energy storage
Foto: Bo Amstrup
02 MAR

Small business develops self-cleaning mirrors for ITER

A company from Northern Jutland in Denmark with 25 employees provides solutions to be used in ITER’s fusion reactor.

Energy Innovation and product development
Foto: Vibeke Hempler.
06 FEB

Three new Villum Young Investigators

Three young DTU-scientists are honoured as Villum Young Investigators and receive almost DKK 10 million each to continue their research.

Energy storage Magnets Optics Energy efficiency Software and programming Computer calculations Electrochemistry Catalysis
Gerald Englmair PhD at DTU Civil Engineering has documented that salt batteries can cover up to 71 percent of the heat demand in an energy-efficient three-person house in Danish climate. Photo: Joachim Rode.
24 JAN

Energy for future heating systems can be stored in salt

Solar thermal collectors, combined with the storage of energy in salt batteries, can cover 71 percent of the heating demand in houses.

Energy Electricity supply Energy storage Energy production Solar energy Wind energy
2019
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20 DEC

DTU researchers develop sustainable tandem solar cell

Researchers at DTU have succeeded in developing a tandem solar cell based on sustainable materials, which even beats the energy-efficiency world record for this type of...

Solar energy
Foto: Mikal Schlosser
16 DEC

CO2 must be captured - and exploited

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The unwanted greenhouse gas will instead be exploited for new products

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Bioenergy Energy production
Foto: Statsministeriet.
22 NOV

EU President-elect and Prime Minister of Denmark visit DTU

Carbon-neutral energy production and sustainable fuels were among the topics discussed during a visit to DTU from President-elect Charles Michel and Prime Minister Mette...

Energy storage Fossil fuels Catalysis CO2 separation and CO2 storage
North Sea Energy Hub (Photo by EUDP)
25 OCT

Energy hubs in the North Sea require new digital solutions

Energy hubs in the North Sea, that can collect and distribute energy from offshore wind farms to the European countries, are challenging the usual way of designing electricity...

Energy
Crystal Kwok fra Unsplash
24 OCT

Energy transition in the industrial sector often overlooked

The potentials and challenges of the transition to renewable energy for industrial companies will be highlighted during the upcoming DTU High Tech Summit, where the latest...

Energy efficiency Fossil fuels
Foto: DTU
18 OCT

Wind energy in need of further development

Researchers from DTU Wind Energy and an international group of colleagues are highlighting the need for further scientific and innovation breakthroughs within wind energy...

Wind energy Energy production Energy systems Electricity supply
08 OCT

Researchers investigate new green fuel for ships

Gas produced from bio-waste and wind may make future shipping traffic more climate-friendly.

Energy Bioenergy
EnergyLab Nordhavn located in Nordhavn, Copenhagen
08 OCT

Clear recommendations from EnergyLab Nordhavn for the sustainable energy solutions...

After four and a half years, the ambitious EnergyLab Nordhavn project presents a number of recommendations to politicians and public authorities for how to ensure a faster...

Energy Electrotechnology
17 SEP

New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide discovered by Stanford-DTU...

A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have the reaction that destroys the conventional...

Energy storage Electrochemistry
Colourbox: tag med solceller
05 SEP

The solar cells of tomorrow come in all colours and patterns

Ugly solar energy systems on roofs are to be a thing of the past. Tomorrow’s solar cells must be integrated in the roof or façade of the buildings so that...

Solar energy
Foto: Bjørn Lymann Jespersen
03 SEP

DKK 34 million for young researchers

Three young DTU researchers have each received one of the coveted European Research Council grants for independent basic research of EUR 1.5 million or just over DKK 11...

Enzymes and proteins Synthetic biology Fuel cells Energy storage Hardware and components
A image of a wind turbine blade and a cut from the wind turbine blade
14 AUG

New approach to evaluate the structural performance of rotor blades

A team of researchers from DTU Wind Energy has developed and demonstrated an integrated and efficient approach to evaluate the structural performance of the critical region...

Wind energy Energy
Photo: Joachim Rode
05 AUG

DTU’s own tokamak for fusion energy research

As the only university in Northern Europe, DTU can now perform fusion energy experiments using its own tokamak.

Physics Energy
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
29 JUL

Kites harvest energy like wind turbines

A new generation of kite wind turbines can supplement land-based wind turbines and produce energy in rural areas without a power grid.

Energy Wind energy
Production of wind power and solar energy is utilized to heat the water in 30 holiday homes with pools at the seaside towns of Blokhus and Blåvand.
16 JUL

Holiday homes with swimming pool can become more climate-friendly

A research project shows that CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly by controlling the heating of indoor pools in accordance with the production of wind energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
Foto: Ditte Valente
05 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Electric cars replace generators at Food Court

Three electric cars at Roskilde Festival’s Food Court ensure ample electricity to cope with peak loads without using generators.

Electronics Electrical engineering Electricity supply

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