Green chemical production using ecological control strategies. Illustration by Helena Junicke.
07 APR

Microbial mixed cultures can produce sustainable biobutanol

Chemical production and energy supply are still heavily dependent on fossil raw materials. However, bio-based production systems are now paving the way for a potential...

Foto: Shaun_Dakin_Unplash
12 MAR

Large CO2 gains obtainable from ocean-going ships

Environmentally and climate-friendly solutions from Danish ships sailing in foreign waters can contribute to the green transition of Denmark. But it requires cross-sectoral...

Environment and pollution
DTU's CO2-fangstanlæg på plads ved Mølleåværket i Lyngby
02 FEB

Carbon capture - climate gain and good business

A mobile carbon capture plant developed at DTU has now been connected to a functioning biogas plant for the first time. The Mølleå wastewater treatment plant...

Experimental set-up, which is used to quickly heat plastic together with hydrogen and catalyst, so that it is converted into petrol. Photo taken by Thorkild Christensen
01 DEC

Closing the plastic recycle loop

Only 16 per cent of the more than 250 million tons of plastic we use every year globally is recycled. If, however, we could recycle more plastic and at the same time get...

Catalysis CO2 separation and CO2 storage Waste management Chemical engineering Energy production
Kim Birnie-Gauvin with an 83 cm large sea trout—ready to be released in Villestrup Å stream after being tagged. Photo Jessica Desforges
30 NOV

PhD thesis of the year proves value of removing creek barriers

Kim Birnie-Gauvin from DTU Aqua received the PhD thesis of the Year Award at the annual PhD reception. Six other PhD graduates and the PhD supervisor of the year were also...

Microbes Photo credit : colorbox
23 NOV

Microbes make tricky biomass useful

Turning residual biomass into a resource rather than waste has previously been difficult. A novel process produces methane with very high yield.

Fermentation Bioenergy
Foto Colourbox
09 NOV

Bacteria ensure better use of biomass

A special blend of robust bacteria in a new process is paving the way to convert even the stubbornest forms of biomass into methane.

Energy Biotechnology and biochemistry
Søren Kiil, Gürkan Sin, Manuel Pinelo and Nicolas von Solms
03 NOV

Four new professors at DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering is happy to announce the appointment of four new professors with expertise in different areas of chemical engineering.

Regranulate - plastic ground into smaller pieces. Photo by Christian Ove Carlsson.
21 OCT

How can we make plastic more sustainable?

All stages of plastics use, from processing to initial product and after-life will need to be taken into account for design of tomorrow’s plastic materials and to...

Polymers Materials Environment and pollution
PhD student Spardha Virendra Jhamb (now postdoc) and Associate Professor Xiaodong Liang. Photo by Christian Ove Carlsson.
08 OCT

Virtual prediction of bio-degradability

Companies striving to improve the sustainability of their products are helped by software developed in the KT Consortium. The project was initiated by industry member Syngenta...

Computer calculations Software and programming
Associate Professor Jakob Munkholt Christensen and PhD student Niels Dyreborg Nielsen in the lab. Photo by Thorkild Christensen
05 OCT

Can you store solar and wind?

Solar and wind energy are difficult to store, but the liquid chemical methanol can be the key to being able to store up to 50 times as much energy in one place.

Energy storage Energy production Solar energy Wind energy Power stations Catalysis Energy efficiency
Biochar in the hand. Photo by Christian Ove Carlsson.
01 OCT

Sludge—from problem to resource

Sprung from DTU Chemical Engineering, start-up company AquaGreen sees sludge from waste water treatment as a resource rather than an environmental problem.

Environment and pollution Energy
Associate Professor Philip L. Fosbøl and Postdoc Humbul Suleman. Photo by Christian Ove Carlsson.
29 SEP

A greener version of carbon capture

Lowering CO2 emissions is no longer considered enough to preserve the Earth’s climate. We also need to actively capture CO2.

Enzymes and proteins CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution
Building of DTU Chemical Engineering
22 SEP

DKK 4 million to bold research ideas

Two researchers at DTU Chemical Engineering have received Villum Experiment grants for extraordinary research experiments.

Michael L. Michelsen
16 SEP

Obituary of Professor Michael L. Michelsen

Professor Emeritus Michael L. Michelsen passed away on 26 August, 2020.

Foto: Bax Lindhardt
09 SEP

DTU ranked number two in research world ranking

In the new World University Research Rankings 2020 which focuses on three core areas of university research, DTU ranks second in the world and number one in Europe.

Photo by Christian Ove Carlsson
01 SEP

Building a community on fermentation

The interest in Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing is on the rise in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. A new cross-departmental effort at DTU will deliver...

Peter Glarborg Gold medal winner
25 AUG

Prestigious Gold Medal to DTU researcher

Peter Glarborg, professor at DTU, has been awarded the Bernard Lewis Gold Medal by the Combustion Institute for his outstanding contribution to the discipline of combustion...

Fire exit. Credit: Colourbox
18 AUG

Improved coatings for fire protection

Improving the sustainability of coatings able to dampen the destructive consequences of a fire is an example of the highly interdisciplinary coatings research at DTU Chemical...

Fire prevention technology and safety Ships and offshore constructions Environmental chemistry Organic chemistry
Biomanufacturing Project House seen from within
17 AUG

Bioindustrial initiative gets chairman of the board from DTU

Professor Krist V. Gernaey has been appointed chairman of Biomanufacturing Project House (BPH). He will in collaboration with an experienced team, drive strong industry...

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