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2021
Illustration: Claus Lunau
21 SEP

How agricultural sector can capture and store CO2

Using pyrolysis, straw and liquid manure can be heated to very high temperatures and become biocoal and gas. The biocoal can be spread on fields and be stored for hundreds...

Energy
2020
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
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
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
Biogas into methanol in a container
14 JUL

Biogas to be converted into methanol

Sustainable fuel has moved a big step closer with a new demonstration plant that can convert biogas into the liquid fuel methanol.

Bioenergy Energy production
2019
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
Halm
14 JUN

Denmark should focus on converting straw to biofuel

New calculations from DTU indicate that there are both economic and environmental benefits from exploiting straw for biofuel for heavy transport instead of for district...

Energy Chemistry
Photo: Colourbox
07 MAY

A novel concept for bio-fuel production

Catalytic hydro-pyrolysis is a strong candidate for conversion of biomass into liquid fuels for vehicles and airplanes. The technology can be viewed as part of the solution...

Energy storage Bioenergy

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