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[Translate to English:] Danske skoler er i fuld gang med at udskifte gamle lysstofrør med mere moderne former for belysning. Men hvordan påvirker det indeklimaet i klasseværelset? Det har to ingeniørstuderende undersøgt, og de er nu klar med en række helt nye anbefalinger til skolebelysning på børnenes præmisser. (FOTO: Colourbox)

2013.10.04 | School of Engineering Aarhus University

Lys med omtanke kan forbedre skolemiljøet markant

Netop nu investerer landets kommuner millioner af kroner i energirenovering af skoler, og derfor bliver mange af de gamle lysstofrør erstattet med miljøvenlige lamper. Men hvordan påvirker disse moderne lyskilder elevernes trivsel og indlæring? To ingeniørstuderende står bag en række nye anbefalinger til kommuner, der skal sikre, at…

Researchers will replace today’s energy demanding waste water cleaning method with an energy producing and energy storing process. (PHOTO: Colourbox)
Electrify the waste products in the water and turn them into biogas. The idea is simple, but has great potential. In the future, waste water treatment plants might be used for storing excess energy from e.g. wind turbines. (PHOTO: Mette Freisner)
Here, Associate Professor Rune Hylsberg explains how to use waste water treatment for producing and storing energy and at the same time reducing the large emissions of carbon dioxide that occur in connection with the cleaning method waste water treatment plants use today. (PHOTO: Mette Freisner)
PHD CHALLENGE is an intensive innovation course. In 24 hours, researchers must come up with an idea on how to handle waste water in the future. Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen (right) and PhD student Thomas Jensen. (PHOTO: Henrik Olsen)

2013.08.26 | Department of Engineering

Researchers store energy in waste water

Electrify waste water and turn waste products into biogas that can be stored and used when electricity is most expensive. This is a realistic future scenario, evaluates a group of engineers who won this year's Aarhus University PhD challenge.

Sweet, bitter, dark, light? A perfect beer depends, of course, on preferences, but it always tastes of the particular corn, type of roasting and bitter substance and nothing else. In what is probably Denmark’s most advanced, high-technology microbrewery, scientists and students have developed what seems to be the formula for beer without any aftertaste. From left: Catharine Oestberg Christensen, Christian Dannesboe, Alberte Bundgaard Andersen and Chgeendran Sivanendiran. (PHOTO: Rasmus Rørbæk)
After six months of intense work, researchers and engineering students from Aarhus University are very close to revealing the formula for the perfect beer with out any aftertaste whatsoever. (PHOTO: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2013.08.21 | Education, Research, Public / media, School of Engineering Aarhus University, Department of Engineering

Searching the formula for the perfect beer

What actually matters to the pure taste of beer? Using technological hardware worth several hundred thousands, scientists and students set out on a hunt to find the formula for the absolutely perfect brew without any aftertaste.

Aarhus University is strengthening its platform within the area of biorefinery. Photo: Colourbox

2013.09.12 | Department of Engineering

A boost to biorefining R&D

A type of incubator for the development and testing of new ideas within biorefining and refining processes will be established at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University. COWIfonden provides financial backing for the construction of the multifunctional equipment.

How can waste water be used more efficiently in a sustainable manner? This is the challenge for 60 researchers who will cooperate across scientific disciplines during 24 hours and come up with new ideas for ways of handling waste water in the future.

2013.08.13 | Research, Events, Public / media

Researchers investigate waste water

During an intense innovation course of only 24 hours, 60 researchers from Aarhus University must come up with new technological solutions on how to utilise waste water resources in a sustainable way.