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2019
05 JUN

Better utilization of the seafood industry’s side-streams

A European research project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, aims to develop technological solutions that can turn the seafood...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
27 MAY

Parasites hinder organic trout production

Optimum water conditions, hiding places for fish, and the prevention and reduction of parasites and bacteria to secure organic trout fry.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Aquaculture
27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
24 MAY

Organic mussels ready to be served on the Danes’ dinner tables

A longer harvest season, stable production and collaboration with the retail sector are to increase the Danes’ appetite for farmed mussels, which are being exported today...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
23 MAY

Organic and delicious, but unknown in Denmark

Organic common mussels are easy to grow on ropes in Denmark. Nevertheless, few find their way to Danish consumers.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
03 MAY

Research is important for maintaining Denmark’s position in the ingredients market

The Danish government has invested in initiatives—including more research—aimed at expanding the country’s position of strength in the global ingredients market. The...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
03 APR

Copenhageners’ biowaste may become steaks

A new project will develop technology for extracting protein from organic waste, which can subsequently be used as a protein supplement for humans or in animal...

Food production
25 MAR

From menace to resource: Starfish become animal feed

The world’s first starfish meal factory will be inaugurated at the Limfjord on Friday, 29 March as a result of collaboration between universities and businesses.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
11 MAR

Sustainable beer made from surplus sushi rice

Research from the Technical University of Denmark allows excess rice intended for use in sushi to be converted into beer.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
01 FEB

International workshop on aquaculture technology

Workshop invites industrial partners and researchers to share newest knowledge and developments in recirculation aquaculture technology 

Aquaculture Food production Fish and shellfish
23 JAN

Come to a seminar on sustainable ingredients

Come to a seminar on 8 April and hear how research into sustainable ingredients from the Technical University of Denmark is helping to increase Denmark’s position of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
16 JAN

Turning grass into a profitable and safe source of protein

In a project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
14 JAN

Grass to be turned into profitable and safe source of protein

In a project headed by DTU Food, researchers and companies are working together to find a profitable way to extract protein from grass and to make this protein taste delicious...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
2018
04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
23 OCT

Automated harvest

The combine harvester, or simply combine, is a highly complex agricultural machine that performs several different types of tasks simultaneously.

Food production Innovation and product development Robot technology and automation
17 MAY

Mathematics for healthier fish products

Mathematical models from DTU are being used to develop new fish products with less salt and more flavour.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling
16 MAY

PhD defense about optimal rearing conditions in eel larval culture

What are the demands of European eel larvae on water temperature and salinity, and what are the nutritional requirements of larvae raised in culture? These are the focus...

Food production Aquaculture Fish and shellfish
14 MAY

Maths is a main ingredient in salt-reduced fish products

Mathematical models from the National Food Institute have been used to develop the recipes for a new range of fish products that contain less salt and more taste.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety Mathematical modelling
27 FEB

Conference with a focus on microbial ingredients

The latest knowledge about microbial ingredients will be presented at the first international conference on the subject, which takes place in Copenhagen from 2-4 May...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
08 FEB

Oyster hatchery on the island of Mors

With an appropriation under the Danish Finance Act of EUR 4 million (DKK 30 million), the Danish Shellfish Centre will strengthen food production on Mors.

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production
08 FEB

Tomorrow’s alcohol can be made from surplus milk sugar

New technology from DTU can convert milk sugar (lactose) in dairy by-products into alcohol. The newly established company behind the technology has received start-up...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
25 JAN

Green idea aims to make people eat grass

Grass protein can help to feed the world's growing population - and can be manufactured in a financially viable and sustainable way.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
15 JAN

Good bacteria last longer with a sugar coating

Chr. Hansen and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark are joining forces to find a way to encapsulate health-promoting bacteria. The goal of the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
10 JAN

Masterclass on sustainability in food production

Professor Peter Ruhdal Jensen from the National Food Institute gives the presentation "From Waste to Resource" at a masterclass held by the Danish Food Cluster at the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
2017
20 DEC

Invitation to Professor Charlotte Jacobsen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how better utilization of marine resources can help to feed the world’s population. 

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
18 DEC

Untouched by human hands: Better, safer biotech production

Continuous automatic sampling during production aims to keep Danish biotechnology at the forefront. The equipment, and the company behind it, are the result of fruitful...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food production
28 SEP

Potato waste a potential goldmine

New research partnership will utilize potato and seaweed residuals in ingredient production.

Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Food production
07 APR

Ingredients—a quiet success story

With 14 per cent of the global market and a revenue of up to DKK 35 billion (EUR 470 million), the Danish ingredients industry has relatively unnoticed developed into a...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds Bacteria and microorganisms Enzymes and proteins
07 APR

Bacteria we like

Chr. Hansen has more than 100 years’ experience in growing bacteria which have a useful effect in cheese, yoghurt, and other foods. More engineering work is required...

Food production Food technology
07 APR

Citrus peel to ensure healthy stomachs

CP Kelco is a leading international supplier of gelling agents for foods. Focus has now shifted towards the health benefits of the ingredients

Food production
06 APR

Invitation to Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Ioannis S. Chronakis’ inaugural lecture on Friday 5 May 2017. Ioannis S. Chronakis...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
28 MAR

Microalgae have great potential as fish feed ingredient

Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
2016
06 DEC

Making a profit from brewery waste streams

Breweries can secure further earnings with a newly developed compact filter, which gently and economically extracts fiber, protein, sugar, antioxidants and vitamins from...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
20 SEP

The beer for gluten allergy sufferers and people who hate beer

A beer made with unmalted oats at the DTU Brewery is probably the world’s first gluten-free beer produced exclusively with this grain. Because of its uncharacteristic...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production
20 JUL

Danish expertise makes African camel milk safer

Danish expertise in milk production and food safety is being put to good use in a Danish development project, which aims to make African camel milk safer to drink and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
07 JUN

Robust data an important weapon in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Robust data on both antimicrobial use and resistance is a crucial weapon in the fight against resistant bacteria. In Denmark this realization led to the establishment...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Food production
26 APR

New extraction methods to reduce seaweed industry waste

Danish companies aim to extract and sell more of the valuable compounds in seaweed and the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is going to help...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology Health-promoting compounds
09 MAR

Twilight Zone can feed the world

There is huge untapped resources of protein in the deep sea, but any potential exploitation should be done with caution, warns research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Food, fish and agriculture Marine research
2015
19 OCT

New measuring equipment saves time and resources

Two newly established enterprises are developing measuring equipment and software which makes it possible to monitor food and pharmaceutical production as it is taking...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Enzymes and proteins Fermentation Food production Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
15 OCT

European Award for research on omega-3 fatty acids

A young researcher from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received an award for his research into technologies to prevent oxidation of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Health-promoting compounds
08 OCT

Decrease in antimicrobial use in animals in Denmark

Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased in 2014 due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. In general very little of the critically important antimicrobials...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
07 OCT

Industry must reduce water consumption

The food industry is a major water consumer. Now, a partnership is developing solutions that can help reduce the sector’s consumption of clean drinking water by as much...

Water supply Climate adaption Food production
28 SEP

Invitation to Professor Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen’s inaugural lecture on Friday 23 October 2015. Lisbeth Truelstrup...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
01 FEB

Predicting the shelf-life of cottage cheese

New mathematical models that predict the growth of listeria and lactic acid bacteria in different types of cottage cheese can be used by producers to determine the shelf...

Food safety Food production Mathematical modelling Bacteria and microorganisms
2014
10 DEC

Prospect of more sustainable pig production

The company VitaLys  produces the amino acid lysine which is added to pig feed. The addition benefits the environment, because lysine reduces the need to give the animals...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology Production animals Food production
02 DEC

Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future

In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Environment and pollution Bioenergy Health and diseases Food production Food technology
02 DEC

PhD defence on process calculations in the food industry

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Martin Gram Christensen’s PhD defence on the development of simple calculation tools for the...

Food technology Food production
28 NOV

Development of omega-3-containing ingredients wins innovation award

A business idea where by-products from the fishing industry are transformed into valuable ingredients full of omega-3 fish oils, has won the innovation competition at...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Food production Health-promoting compounds
06 NOV

Less nitrite in meat products reduces the levels of nitrosamines

The less nitrite added to processed meat, the lower the levels of potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines formed in the products. The formation of nitrosamines can be reduced...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food quality Food production
12 OCT

Invitation to professor Egon Bech Hansen’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting professor Egon Bech Hansen’s inaugural lecture on Friday 31 October 2014. Egon Bech Hansen will...

Food safety Food production Biotechnology and biochemistry
04 SEP

Salmon contain health-promoting bioactive peptides

By-products from salmon production contain bioactive peptides which among other things could have a positive effect on hypertension, type 2 diabetes and oxidative stress...

Food safety Health-promoting compounds Enzymes and proteins Fish and shellfish Food quality Food production
19 AUG

Fish food with antibodies to replace antimicrobial agents

A new research project headed up by DTU Vet is seeking to use feed containing natural antibodies to combat pathogenic bacteria as a replacement for treating fish fry...

Bacteria and microorganisms Aquaculture Food safety Fish and shellfish Food production
24 JUL

New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
30 JUN

Danish efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance inspire in the U.S. Congress

Denmark’s systematic and scientific strategy to combat antimicrobial resistance in food production has been on the agenda at a briefing in the U.S. Congress. At the briefing...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food production
16 JUN

Continuous improvement of the Danish food safety system

The Danish food safety system bases itself on independent scientific work, which is now provided by Technical University of Denmark, explains Director of Institute Jørgen...

Food safety Food production
27 APR

Lactic acid bacteria inhibit Salmonella bacteria’s disease potential

When lactic acid bacteria are used in salami production to ferment and extend the shelf life of salamis, they also help inhibit Salmonella bacteria’s ability to cause disease...

Food safety Food production Bacteria and microorganisms
09 APR

Better methods for integrated assessment of food

Quantitative methods for assessing food and estimating disease burden are significant for understanding the combined effect of hazardous and beneficial substances in food...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food quality Food safety Food production Health-promoting compounds Nutrition and dietary habits
07 APR

Study of five bisphenol A analogues

Bisphenol A, used in plastic packaging and paper, is suspected of having health-damaging effects in humans. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food production Food safety Health and diseases
02 APR

PhD defence on the topic of alternative fuel production

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Johan Alftrén’s PhD defence on development of methods to produce alternative fuels. The defence...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Food production Food technology
26 MAR

Danish effort to combat antimicrobial resistance mapped out

Denmark's systematic and scientific strategy for combatting antimicrobial resistance in food has been internationally recognised, and Denmark is now considered a world...

Food safety Food production Biotechnology and biochemistry
2013
16 DEC

Towards vaccination against campylobacter in poultry

Poultry is a significant source of infection with campylobacter in humans. In connection with a Ph.D. project at the National Food Industry, Technical University of Denmark...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Food production Production animals
06 NOV

Improved baking processes via mathematic modelling

A new pilot oven has been especially built to mimic baking processes in the bakery industry. The oven was built as part of a PhD project at the National Food Institute...

Food quality Food technology Food, fish and agriculture Food production Mathematical modelling
02 AUG

PhD Defence on the optimisation of industrial baking processes

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Mette Stenby Andresen’s PhD defence on a new mathematical model for optimizing industrial baking...

Food technology Food, fish and agriculture Food production Mathematical modelling
30 JUL

New light on health-promoting fatty acids

New results demonstrate the challenge of using the special marine fats phospholipids for enrichment of foods. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food production
24 JUL

A book about enriching foods with omega-3

A new book by researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, gives an overview of enrichment of foods with omega-3 fatty acids. A special...

Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food production
2010
05 JAN

A DTU brewery?!

A biotechnology student in his third semester has decided to create sustainable beer production that may become an interdisciplinary project for the entire DTU in the...

Food production Food safety Food technology Enzymes and proteins Fermentation