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2019
02 JUL

Roskilde Festival sustainability lab for students

For the tenth time, a group of DTU students used Roskilde Festival as an outdoor laboratory for testing new technologies that can make the festival more sustainable and...

Electricity supply Energy efficiency Wind energy Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Waste management Building design
2018
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
07 NOV

Quality of recycled plastic too poor

Efforts on multiple fronts are required if we are to increase the quality in the future so more of our plastic waste can be reused, which can contribute to a circular plastic...

Waste management
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2016
13 DEC

Wood ash as a cement replacement reduces CO2 emissions

Researchers at DTU Civil Engineering wish to conduct research on the possibility of replacing parts of cement in concrete production with wood ash. The method will produce...

Construction materials Waste management Energy efficiency
05 OCT

The recycling potential in construction materials is extensive

There is an extensive and so far unexploited potential for recycling waste as part of new construction materials. DTU Civil Engineering will help explore this potential...

Construction materials Waste management
03 MAY

Presentation awards for research on in-situ burning of oil

A PhD student and a Master’s student from DTU have recently won 1st places in presentation awards for their research in in-situ burning of oil. One of the awards was won...

Waste management Fossil fuels Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Polar research Fire prevention technology and safety Environmental chemistry
28 APR

Waste and wastewater management in the Arctic require locally adaptable solutions

There is an increasing interest in new technological solutions for waste and wastewater management in remote towns and settlements in the Arctic. That is one of the conclusions...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
18 MAR

Sanitation on the agenda in Greenland

In April, Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) hosts an international conference in Sisimiut, Greenland. The conference focuses on existing and new technologies that are tailored...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
03 MAR

Why Teaching at DTU Environment is Unique

DTU Environment is World Leading in Environmental Engineering. We have Experts in Water Resource Engineering, Urban Water Engineering, Solid Waste and Environmental Chemistry...

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply Environment and pollution Bioenergy Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology
04 FEB

New professor wants to transform waste into valuable building materials

How do waste products obtain value as part of new building materials? That is the fundamental question Lisbeth M. Ottosen will try to answer in the professorship, she has...

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
2015
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
30 JUN

Thomas Astrup, Waste

The Role of Waste in Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy

Waste management
07 JUN

Continuing education course at DTU Environment

Our Society is challenged by Environmental and Health issues. At DTU Environment we contribute to that by holding continuing Education courses, where experts from DTU...

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply Micro and nanotechnology Bioenergy
07 JUN

Life cycle assessment of waste management systems at DTU Environment

Come to DTU Environment and participate in our continuing education course and learn about Life cycle assessment of waste management systems at DTU Environment. Course...

Waste management
07 JUN

Efteruddannelseskurser på DTU Miljø - nyeste viden og teknologier indenfor Miljøudfordringer

Vores samfund står overfor en lang række miljø og sundheds udfordringer, som vi på DTU Miljø er med til at løse, ved at afholde en række efteruddannelseskurser, hvor eksperter...

Bioenergy Micro and nanotechnology Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply
07 JUN

Establishment and monitoring of BioCovers - DTU Environment

Come to DTU Environment and join our continuing education course on the development and monitoring of BioCovers. Topics that will be taught include: • Introduction to methane...

Bioenergy Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption
07 JUN

Etablering og monitering af biocovers - DTU Miljø

Kom til DTU Miljø og deltag i vores efteruddannelseskursus om Etablering og monitering af Biocovers. Emner, der vil blive undervist i, inkluderer: • Introduktion til metan...

Bioenergy Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption
2014
09 JUL

New Logo

After long negotiation the fellows decided on a logo for the Mermaid ITN

Waste management Water supply Environmental chemistry Waste water and water discharge
2013
03 MAY

Invitation to PhD Defence with Ana Faria Tomas Friday 17th May at 1 p.m.

Section: Residual Resources Engineering. Topic: "Optimization of bioethanol production from carbohydrate rich wastes by extreme thermophilic microorganisms"

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate change Ecosystems Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Bioenergy Energy efficiency
2011
25 OCT

Thomas Astrup in DTU Avisen about how Garbageman becomes Climate Hero

Danish incineration plants emit twice as much as carbon dioxide as previously presumed, but without waste management the situation would be even worse, an environmental...

Waste management
2008
12 NOV

ISWA Publication Award to Professor Thomas Højlund Christensen

ISWA Publication Award 2008 has been given to Professor Thomas Højlund Christensen and his research group for the outstanding publication "Experience with the use of LCA...

Waste management