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2017.12.07 | DCA, Biomass, Agro, Anis

Researchers will turn grass into a gold mine

With a multi-million grant, researchers can speed up development of the world’s largest and most advanced biorefinery facility. Here they will convert ordinary grass to feed, food products, fuel and plastic.

Among the facilities that the Department of Agroecology gives other researchers access to are chambers that can measure the emission of greenhouse gases from the filed. Photo: Søren O. Petersen

2017.11.30 | Nature, environment and climate, Crops, Department of Agroecology, Department of Bioscience, DCA, Agro

New infrastructure for climate research in place

Aarhus University is part of a new European research infrastructure that aims to better understand changes in ecosystems, such as agricultural ecosystems, due to changes in the climate and environment.

Among the measures that can increase soil carbon storage are more plant coverage, improved management of grasslands and longer grazing periods. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.11.29 | Agro, DCA, Crops, Nature, environment and climate

The soil needs carbon

It is imperative to maintain or increase soil organic carbon for protecting the climate and improving soil fertility. Researchers from Aarhus University are partners in a new international project that will develop and disseminate knowledge in this area.

When grass comprises a large proportion of a cow's feed it alters her milk composition. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.28 | Agro, DCA

Milk from grass-fed cows can become a new, healthy and holistic organic luxury product

Organic dairy farming can become even greener if the milk is produced almost exclusively on grass-based feed. This type of production will the make both the milk and the organic production system healthier.

Which routes should future cattle farming take? A new research project at the Department of Agroecology aims to shed light on this. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.11.15 | Agro, DCA

Which road could cattle production take?

Researchers from Aarhus University will describe future sustainable cattle production systems by setting up a range of future scenarios. This will be done in collaboration with Seges, Arla and others from the industry in order to support a sustainable, holistic and balanced development of cattle production.

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