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2017
05 OCT

Grundfos Prize awarded to the world’s leading researcher within conversion of...

Professor Irini Angelidaki receives the prestigious Grundfos Prize for 2017 for her many years of research into using microorganisms for energy and other products.

Bioenergy Environment and pollution Energy
11 AUG

A Smart City without plans for water is not smart

Big cities around the world are growing and infrastructure is increasingly under pressure from the influx of new inhabitants. Part of the solution could be so-called...

Waste water and water discharge Water supply Innovation and product development Energy systems Climate adaption Energy Environment and pollution
10 AUG

Future smart energy systems: Technology is not enough; consumers must be involved...

To fight climate change, future energy production must be based on renewable energy. The problem is that these energy resources are variable, and thus might threaten...

Energy Solar energy Wind energy Climate change Climate adaption
21 JUN

Transport of the future run on wood

New research at DTU Chemical Engineering is paving the way for cheaper sustainable fuels in the transportation sector based on 2nd generation biomass.

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry
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
11 AUG

New research centre can create breakthroughs in fossil fuel alternatives

A grant of DKK 150 million from VILLUM FONDEN will enable a group of the world’s leading researchers to seek new energy, fuel and chemical alternatives to replace oil...

Solar energy Fossil fuels Energy production Energy storage Climate adaption
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
11 MAR

The cities can become fossil-free, if they think 'smart'

Cities are major energy consumers and thus also CO 2 emitters. However, it is precisely the many different urban infrastructures and energy units that may be the key...

Electronics Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Fossil fuels Energy production Energy systems IT systems Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
11 MAR

Software saves millions on urban heating

For the sake of safety, district heating water was previously heated more than adequately. Using software developed at DTU, the temperature in the network is lowered...

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Air pollution IT systems Software and programming Energy efficiency Energy production Power stations
11 MAR

Clean water on green power

Ingenious software enables operators to move the most energy-consuming processes of the wastewater system to times of the day with plenty of cheap renewable energy. In...

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Computer calculations Data analysis Software and programming IT systems Energy efficiency Energy production
07 MAR

Million-kroner support for the climate and the environment

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested almost DKK 150 million in projects led by DTU. Two themes appear again and again: green transition and the prospect of actual jobs...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Transport and logistics Energy Chemistry Materials Environment and pollution Information technology
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
19 JAN

110 octane fuel from wind and manure

In a basement in North Zealand, a small test set-up is producing the carbon-neutral fuel—methanol. Chemically pure, odourless and burning with a clear blue flame, methanol...

Bioenergy Wind energy Energy production Energy storage Energy efficiency Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage
04 JAN

The car will be more than just a means of transport

The Japanese automotive giant Nissan and a team of researchers from DTU Electrical Engineering have become the first in the world to make a mass-produced electric vehicle...

Transport economy Innovation and product development Climate adaption Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Electronics
04 JAN

Electric vehicles are the long-term solution

In the opinion of Niels Buus Kristensen, Head of Department at DTU Transport and a member of the Danish government’s climate advisory committee, electric vehicles hold...

Transport behaviour Transport economy Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage Electronics Electrical engineering Energy efficiency Energy storage
04 JAN

Electric vehicle of the future

How will electric vehicles develop? Associate Professor Esben Larsen from DTU Electrical Engineering  shares his thoughts on the subject.

Electronics Energy efficiency Energy storage Electricity supply Transport economy Transport models Transport behaviour Innovation and product development Climate adaption
2015
03 AUG

Hard-wearing sensor defying soot and heat

A new method for monitoring ships' NO x emissions offers shipping companies environmental documentation. 

Fossil fuels Energy efficiency Data analysis Environmental chemistry Sensors Micro and nanotechnology Air pollution
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

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
12 MAR

New road surface saves fuel and cuts carbon emissions

The more resistance tyres encounter on the road surface, the more fuel the vehicle consumes. That is why developing new types of asphalt to reduce rolling resistance helps...

Energy efficiency CO2 separation and CO2 storage Construction materials Building production and management
2014
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
01 DEC

Nine research projects receive DKK 150 million from Innovation Fund Denmark

DTU heads nine out of the 15 research projects that will receive funding from Innovation Fund Denmark .

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
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