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Due to Corona, a second TECH tent will be opening at Bryggen in the middle of Copenhagen this year, where, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Aalborg University (AAU), the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and Engineer the Future, AU Engineering will be debating technology. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

2021.06.15 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Denmark’s Political Festival (Folkemødet) 2021: TECH tents to open in both Allinge and Copenhagen

What will be the role of universities in the green transition? Is 'Denmark as a test country' an opportunity or a constraint? And can we increase the supply of highly qualified labour by allowing older people to remain active on the labour market for longer? These are some of the questions on the agenda in the TECH tents at this year's Political…

When there is a surplus of electricity from wind or solar, the energy storage is charged. This is done by a system of compressors and turbines pumping heat energy from one or more storage tanks filled with cool stones to a corresponding number of storage tanks filled with hot stones. This makes the stones in the cold tanks very cold, while it gets very hot in the hot tanks, up to 600 degrees. Illustration: Claus Rye, Stiesdal Storage Technologies.

2021.05.03 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Denmark's largest battery - one step closer to storing green power in stones

The concept of storing renewable energy in stones has come one step closer to realisation with the construction of the GridScale demonstration plant. The plant will be the largest electricity storage facility in Denmark, with a capacity of 10 MWh. The project is being funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP)…

"The project will develop a mature and sustainable system that is efficient, flexible, inexpensive and safe, and that can be used directly by e.g. CHP plants as a plug-and-play option," says Assistant Professor Pourya Forooghi. Photo: Colourbox.

2021.04.06 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Development of future plug-and-play CO2-neutral district heating solution

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University are participating in an EUDP-supported development project to design future heat pumps for small and medium-sized district heating plants.

"You can't use conservative estimates from old energy systems when you have to model an entirely different future. We have to realize that photovoltaic technology has undergone dramatic developments in recent years which make it a very important player in the future," says Assistant Professor Marta Victoria (picture). Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2021.03.30 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

New research: Photovoltaics can make the world fossil-free faster than expected

Limitations in models used by the IPCC in its calculations of possible pathways to climate-neutral energy production suggests that the potentials of solar photovoltaics as a powerhouse in the green transition have been drastically underestimated. This is the conclusion of new research from an international team of scientists and experts in…

Even minor changes in natural and climate conditions are quickly reflected in the insect population, and it is therefore vital to monitor developments.Researchers from Aarhus University have developed an intelligent counter to help automated nature monitoring. (Photo:Colourbox)

2021.03.18 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Intelligent insect counter opens new opportunities for nature monitoring

Engineers and biologists from Aarhus University have developed an intelligent light trap that can count insects and determine their species as they fly past. This could significantly boost nature monitoring.

AU Engineering has received 489 first-choice applications in quota 2. (PHOTO: Lars Kruse, AU Archive)

2021.03.19 | AU Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Slight fall in quota 2 applicants for the engineering degree programmes

Nearly 500 applicants have Aarhus University as their first choice. The programmes with winter admission are particularly popular.

The new AU Engineering Profile Magazine 2021 is out now. Check the article for link to online version and visit our research and collaboration site at engineering.au.dk/profile.

2021.03.15 | AU Engineering, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

New magazine from AU Engineering: Together, we create the future

The green transition, sustainable technologies and interdisciplinary solutions to society's greatest challenges are the focal points of AU Engineering's new engineering profile magazine.

"If we have knowledge about how an individual product is operated, its condition, how it is disposed, etc., we can take much better decisions during the design and manufacturing planning phases to make sure that the value in each product, in terms of its materials and components, are recovered as efficiently as possible and life cycle environmental impacts due to the product are minimised," says Associate Professor Devarajan Ramanujan, Aarhus University. Photo: Colourbox

2021.03.09 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Digital platform to make manufacturing industries more circular

Aarhus University has joined a new European project to design and develop a digital cloud-based platform to boost the circularity and sustainability of manufacturing industries. The system will make it possible for companies, stakeholders and consumers to gain more knowledge about the full life cycle of products, and will give them the ability to…

This is what the fields of the future may look like. The photo was taken at a demonstration field in Germany. Photo: Next2Sun.

2021.02.26 | AU Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

Why not combine agriculture and solar energy on the same field?

Using vertical solar-cell installations, researchers from Aarhus University will harvest both energy and crops from the same agricultural area. The plan is to produce energy when it is most needed, while at the same time leaving space for the farmer to work in the field.

"There’s a fantastic wealth of ideas at engineering departments, and I will do all I can to ensure that some of these ideas become reality," says Professor Anders Brandt, new head of the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University. Photo: SDU.

2021.02.01 | Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering

New head of the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Aarhus University

The green transition, digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are all keywords for the industry of the future, both in Denmark and abroad. They are also in the spotlight for Aarhus University's new head of the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Anders Brandt, whose focus is on research, development and business collaboration.

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