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2020
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
PhD student Chitta Behera: Photo: DTU Chemical Engineering
11 AUG

A Smart City without plans for water is not smart

Big cities around the world are growing and infrastructure is increasingly under pressure from the influx of new inhabitants. Part of the solution could be so-called &ldquo...

Waste water and water discharge Water supply Innovation and product development Energy systems Climate adaption Energy Environment and pollution
CHEC. Foto: Thorkild Christensen
21 JUN

Transport of the future run on wood

New research at DTU Chemical Engineering is paving the way for cheaper sustainable fuels in the transportation sector based on 2nd generation biomass.

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry
DTU Chemical Engineering. Foto: Thorkild Christensen
31 MAY

Four new projects at DTU Chemical Engineering

The Danish Coucil for Independent Research has decided to issue funding for four research projects from DTU Chemical Engineering. Read about all of them here.

Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Environment and pollution
Stirred tank used for process intensification of gas-liquid bioreactors. Photo by: Thorkild Christensen
31 MAY

Algorithm to decrease emissions from wastewater treatment

During wastewater treatment, the greenhouse gas N2O, also known as laughing gas, is emitted. Sustainability demands that the emission is minimized. The LaGas project at...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Environment and pollution

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