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Project

DBFZ project investigates on insect biomass

Population growth is leading to an increasing demand for food and feed. Insect meal can make an important contribution to meeting the protein requirements of livestock farming and fish farming. A project is investigating the development of a cost-optimised value chain for biobased olefins and complex nutrient media based on insect biomass for technical applications.

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Julia Klöckner and Michael Kretschmer visiting the Biorefineries Technical Centre at the DBFZ in Leipzig
Visit

Top politicians gain insight into biomass research

"Digitalization and further possibilities of climate protection" - this was the motto of the visit of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, and the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, to the DBFZ in Leipzig. On a tour of the research site, the top politicians were given an insight into the intensive activities of the research centre.

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Laureates of the 12th Biogas Innovation Congress: Maria Braune (middle-left) and Dr. Heike Sträuber (middle-right)
Biogas Innovation price

Women scientists honoured by DBFZ and UFZ

At the 12th Biogas Innovation Congress in Osnabrück on 21/22 May 2019, prizes were again awarded in the science and business categories. This year, researchers Maria Braune from DBFZ and Dr. Heike Sträuber from UFZ received the science prize worth 10,000 Euros for their joint project "From biogas plants to biorefineries - coupled production of medium-chain fatty acids and biogas".

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DBFZ Event
Workshop BioplanW - Systemlösungen Bioenergie im Wärmesektor
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Cooperation
8. Statuskonferenz "Bioenergie - Der X-Faktor"
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DBFZ Event
5th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes
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Cooperation
2nd German Doctoral Colloquium Bioenergy in Nuremberg
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Lecture
aireg - Conference for sustainable aviation fuel
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DBFZ Event
Biogas-Fachgespräch zum Thema Güllenutzung
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DBFZ Events

16.09.2019, Leipzig

Workshop BioplanW - Systemlösungen Bioenergie im Wärmesektor

Biomassebasierte Energie leistet, insbesondere bei der Wärmebereitstellung, heute einen Beitrag zu einer zuverlässigen, bezahlbaren und umweltschonenden Transformation des Energiesystems. Um im Wärmebereich kosteneffiziente und umweltverträgliche Lösungen zu identifizieren, müssen Randbedingungen beachtet und ihre Anwendung und Auswirkungen in verschiedenen Wärmemärkten analysiert werden. ...
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17.09.2019, Leipzig

8. Statuskonferenz "Bioenergie - Der X-Faktor"

Das BMWi-Forschungsnetzwerk Bioenergie & Förderprogramm „Energetische Biomassenutzung“ veranstaltet am 17./18. September 2019 unter dem Motto „Bioenergie – Der X-Factor“ die 8. Statuskonferenz in Leipzig. Die diesjährigen Themen zeigen die Vielfalt der Bioenergielösungen und ihrer unterschiedlichen Faktoren, die entscheidend zur Energiewende beitragen können. ...
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25.09.2019, Leipzig

5th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes

The German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ) will host the 5th HTP Expert Forum "Hydrothermal Processes for Material and Energy Value Creation" on 25 and 26 September 2019. The forum focuses on the entire value chain of hydrothermal conversion. ...
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30.09.2019, Nuremberg

2nd German Doctoral Colloquium Bioenergy in Nuremberg

The German Bioenergy Doctoral Colloquium aims to bring together the knowledge and decision-makers of tomorrow at an early stage and to achieve better networking of scientific institutions in the field of bioenergy. The second event will take place from September 30th to October 1st at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) in Nuremberg. ...
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17.10.2019, Berlin

aireg - Conference for sustainable aviation fuel

The "Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany" will hold an international conference on 17-18 October 2019 with 200 national and international leaders from politics, business and science. The conference will take stock of the current situation and present a perspective on how sustainable kerosene can be further developed in Germany and beyond and brought to market in significant quantities. ...
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27.11.2019, Leipzig

Biogas-Fachgespräch zum Thema Güllenutzung

Im Biogas-Fachgespräch „Nutzungsoptionen und Handlungsempfehlungen für den Erhalt und den Ausbau der Güllenutzung in Biogasanlagen“ soll thematisiert werden, welche Hemmnisse abgebaut und Anreize geschaffen werden müssten, um die technischen Potentiale zur Güllenutzung weiter zu heben und damit die Emissionen in der Landwirtschaft zu senken. Zudem wird die Wirtschaftlichkeit der Güllenutzung betrachtet und agrar- bzw. weitere förderpolitische Instrumente diskutiert. ...
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[Translate to Englisch:] Deckblatt der Broschüre "Zehn Jahre Biomasseforschung am DBFZ"
10 Years Anniversary

Anniversary brochure published

The anniversary brochure "Ten Years of Biomass Research at the DBFZ" provides an overview of ten years of biomass research at the DBFZ in Leipzig on the basis of greetings, interviews, short statements, highlights and selected reference projects.

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International

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Despite a rapidly growing rate of photovoltaic and wind turbines within the global total primary energy supply, biomass remains the most important renewable energy source in the world, according to the IEA. However, the potential is limited...

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Funding programm "Biomass Energy Use"
Funding programme

Project ideas wanted

From 1 September 2019, new project ideas on the subject of bioenergy can be submitted within the framework of the 7th Energy Research Programme. Please note the new topics such as energetic sewage sludge utilisation, biofuels, biogenic hydrogen production, etc...

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Dr. Jörg Kretzschmar receives the certificate for successful participation in the DBFZ doctoral programme
Doctoral thesis

PHD-Thesis of the month

Energy generation from biogas accounts for approx. 8 % of gross energy generation in Germany. While the generation of electricity from solar and wind power plants depends on fluctuating weather conditions and times of day, the generation of electricity from biogas is...

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