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Danish wheat must be prepared for future climate challenges. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.22 | Crops

Danish wheat must be made more resilient

With the aim of breeding wheat that can handle the climate challenges of the future, researchers are using genetic data to gain more insight into how wheat adapts to stress.

Researchers are investigating if different light spectra can affect the taste of herbs. Photo: Carl-Otto Ottosen

2018.08.15 | DCA

Can certain light spectra give herbs more taste?

Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating if different types of new, advanced LED lamps in greenhouses can improve the taste of herbs. 

Seaweed can be an alternative source of protein in addition to contributing to removing and recycling nitrogen and phosphorus from the marine environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.10 | DCA

Denmark can grow all its own animal feed protein

Instead of importing large quantities of protein feedstuffs from other countries for food and feed, Denmark can produce enough of its own protein to cover its needs for animal feed and to supplement food requirements.

Savings can be made on the energy used for lighting, heating and climate control in greenhouse production of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Photo: Roar Paaske

2018.05.16 | DCA

Researchers in the North Sea Region aim for greener greenhouse production

Researchers from Aarhus University are leading a project that puts the spotlight on reducing energy consumption in greenhouse production of fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants in the North Sea Region without compromising quality.

A new European project will help make growing of organic vegetables more sustainable. Photo: Colourbox

2018.05.14 | DCA

Organic vegetables can become more sustainable and resilient

Researchers will investigate if production of organic vegetables in greenhouses can be more energy-friendly using innovative cropping systems based on agroecological strategies.

2018.04.20 | Food

Well-attended Alumni Day at Science and Technology

More than 1,300 former students and employees visited their former academic environment on Thursday 5 April to see old fellow students and teachers, to attend presentations of the latest research within their fields of expertise, and to tour the laboratories and see new research facilities.

The new building will be a key presence in Agro Food Park with its more than 9,000 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and other research facilities. The building is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. (Ill: CF Møller/AU).

2018.03.20 | Food

Danish food industry gets a new powerhouse in Aarhus

When Aarhus University cuts the first sod for the new food science buildings in north of Aarhus, it is the start of the formation of a significant research based between health and food research and the food industry. The groundbreaking event for the new Aarhus University building will take place on 20 March, where the Chairman of the Central…

During her project at HortiAdvice Scandinavia, BSc student Maria Zita Salvesen examined how basil could become more chill-tolerant. Photo: Maria Zita Salvesen

2018.03.22 | Food

Young talents collaborate with the food industry

Students and industry support each other in the development of new solutions for the Danish food industry. With the new building for the Department of Food Science in Agro Food Park in Aarhus N, the distance between the university and the industry becomes even shorter.

There is an increased demand for resource efficient and innovative food production. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.20 | Food

Strengthening of Danish food industry

The Danish food sector is placed third in size in the western world, and since 2009 Agro Food Park has focussed on becoming the innovation and growth centre for food in Denmark. With new facilities of 9,000 m2 Aarhus University will become a key part of the dynamic food cluster that has been created in Skejby in the northern part of Aarhus.

The Department of Food Science's new buildings are expected to be completed in 2019. 140 employees and students will be working in there on a daily basis. (Ill: CF Møller / AU).

2018.03.19 | Food

Groundbreaking ceremony for The Department of Food Science's new buildings

Aarhus University will be cutting the first sod for the new Department of Food Science buildings on 20 March. Among participants at the ceremony will be the chairman of the Regional Council, the mayor and the rector of AU. The new building will be situated in Agro Food Park in Skejby.

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