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2020
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
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
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
Plastic waste in nature. Photo: Colourbox
17 JUN

Big research project to put a stop to plastic waste

The project is looking into new technological ways of reproducing new high quality plastics from non-recyclable plastic waste.

Environmental chemistry Innovation and product development Waste management
2019
Burak Ulusoy defending his PhD thesis. (Foto: Burak Ulusoy)
17 DEC

PhD interview: Sustainable combustion of biomass

Burak Ulusoy explains his research on ‘NOx formation and reduction in fluidized bed combustion of biomass’ and why he chose to do a PhD at DTU Chemical Engineering...

Environment and pollution
Foto: Mikal Schlosser
16 DEC

CO2 must be captured - and exploited

Researchers will develop a mobile plant that can capture CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. The unwanted greenhouse gas will instead be exploited for new products

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Bioenergy Energy production
Credit: Colourbox
07 OCT

Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

PET can be degraded by microwaves and chemistry, so the components of the plastic can be recycled into new PET products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Waste management
Photo: Colourbox
01 MAY

CO2 as a valuable byproduct from biogas

Upgrading of biogas into methane mainly implies removal of CO2 from the biogas. A project at DTU Chemical Engineering strives to make use of this CO2.

Bioenergy Energy efficiency CO2 separation and CO2 storage
Photo: Christian Ove Carlsson
05 MAR

A new era of bio-based polymers

In a world of scarce resources, bio-based polymers have entered the scene, offering interesting new functionalities.

Polymers Environmental chemistry Innovation and product development
Photo: Colourbox
04 FEB

Fast track to cleaner diesel exhaust

Company to supply catalytic converters for reducing car pollution. Research collaboration is part of the equation.

Catalysis Air pollution
2018
Wastewater plant seen from above. Photo credit: Colourbox
19 DEC

Wastewater treatment plants of the future must emit less greenhouse gases

The UN uses simplified emission factors to estimate laughing gas emissions from wastewater treatment plants. Now, DTU researchers will optimize models for better understanding...

Waste water and water discharge Environmental chemistry Climate adaption
Photo: FLSmidth
27 SEP

Danish scientists accelerate climate-friendly industrial production

DTU, in collaboration with FLSmidth and ROCKWOOL, will develop sustainable process technologies that will increase the use of renewable fuels and raw materials and reduce...

Environment and pollution
PET packaging—used for non-transparent soft drinks bottles—has so far bypassed the returnables systems and refuse bins because it has been time-consuming and expensive to recycle it. Photo: Jesse Wagstaff/Flickr
30 APR

New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

In a large-scale project, researchers will reproduce PET packaging using sustainable microwave technology.

Materials Polymers Environment and pollution
Senior Researcher Jesper Ahrenfeldt and Ulrik Birk Henriksen from DTU Chemical Engineering with CEO Claus Thulstrup (right). Photo: Bax Lindhardt
15 MAR

Stinking sludge into energy and fertilizer

DTU start-up utilizes sludge from fish farming and wastewater to produce heat and fertilizer.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
2017
Philip Loldrup Fosbøl (first from right) has been giving his expert opinion in Danish media lately. Photo: Thorkild Christensen
11 DEC

Engineering our way out of climate catastrophe

Around the world, chemical engineers are working on new technologies to help reduce CO2 emissions. So-called geo-engineering is one way to go, but more needs to be done...

Environment and pollution
Kilde: DTU Kemiteknik
27 SEP

Towards a bio-based society with Novel Microbes

Job creation and environmental salvation: The Novel Microbes project is showing a way towards a more sustainable bio-production. The key? Finding new enzymes to improve...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution
A pile of lignin powder - the "concrete of plant cells".
27 SEP

Making big ships sail sustainably

What if an unexploited natural resource, ready to be turned into sustainable fuels, existed inside all plant material? Postdoc Joachim Bachmann Nielsen's research suggests...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Environment and pollution Transport and logistics
Kim Dam-Johansen signing the agreement with Mikko Hupa, Head of Åbo Academy
30 AUG

Increasing Nordic collaboration

DTU has signed an official collaboration agreement with Åbo Academy and NTNU in order to strengthen the Nordic scientific research profile internationally.

Materials Chemistry Food, fish and agriculture Environment and pollution Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy

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