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80% of the world’s largest continuous rainforest area – the Amazon – is located in Brazil. The remainder is spread over adjacent lowland areas in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The rainforest plays a major and well-documented role in the world’s climate. (Photo: Colourbox)
Secondary forests are areas where the forest regenerates naturally following deforestation or phased out agriculture. Shown here is such an area in Costa Rica. An international team of researchers can now demonstrate that that this type of growth can consume large amounts of carbon. (Photo: Robin L. Chazdon)

2016.02.04 |

New rainforest can consume large amounts of carbon

How can mankind reduce climate change by minimising or removing sufficiently large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere? This was one of the major topics at the latest climate top meeting – COP21 in Paris. An international team of researchers has now come up with a good proposal.

2016.02.04 |

Wind turbine blades of the future will be recyclable

In the DreamWind project, researchers will develop a chemical substance that will make it possible to separate composite materials from each other. This means that the large and expensive fibreglass components from wind turbines will be recyclable in the future.

This image is from the MAB3 project, where the seaweed was cultivated in the Lim Fjord in a collaboration between Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark (Danish Shellfish Centre). This collaboration continues in MAB4 – but the seaweed will be grown in the Kattegat and the Faroe Islands. (Private photo)

2016.02.04 |

Seaweed to be cultivated as raw material

Seaweed contains special bioactive substances that can be used in food and cosmetic production. Based on a grant of DKK 11.8 million from Innovation Fund Denmark, Aarhus University is taking part in the MAB4 project, where one of the aims is to boost sugar kelp production in Danish and Faroese waters.

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