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Managing climate and light in greenhouses means finding a balance between creating optimal conditions for the crops and a desire to keep down costs and consumption of energy and other resources. Photo: Roar Påske, AU Foto

2018.01.24 | Agro

Control of air humidity in greenhouses can be made more energy efficient

Aarhus University is a partner in a project that can reduce energy consumption in the greenhouse industry significantly. In particular, control of air humidity can be made more energy efficient.

The researchers hope to be able to increase the shelf life of root vegetables with as much as two weeks. Photo: Jesper Rais/AU-Photo

2018.01.16 | Food

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce…

The participants in the PHD-HUB FOULUM are e.g. given access to office space and sparring when it fits into their schedule. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | DCA

New entrepreneurial incubator available for PhD students at Aarhus University

PHD-HUB FOULUM is a new incubator ready to help PhD students within natural sciences develop their own business ideas or find jobs in private companies. Agro Business Park launches the incubator and Aarhus University is an affiliate partner.