17 September 2023

From 19:00

Welcome dinner (self-payer)

Address: Bullerjahn, Markt 9, 37073 Göttingen

18 September 2023


Event programme





Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Loewen
(HAWK, Host of this year’s Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän
(DBFZ/UFZ, Patron of the Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY)



Sustainable energy supply through municipal utilities
Dr. Gerd Rappenecker, board member of the public utility company Göttingen


Postersession | Poster speed presentation & Poster exhibition (Order still in progress)


Options for the material and energy recovery of water care material (WCM) from the maintenance of water bodies 
Sebastian Foth (University of Rostock, Germany)


Environmental and economic life-cycle assessments of residual biomasses in agricultural and forest production systems: A review
Christoph Siol (DBFZ / University of Leipzig, Germany)


Integrating the needs for peat alternatives in horticulture in the concepts on the future use of biomass
Olivier Hirschler (Thünen Institute, Germany)


Can modern bioenergy enable Nigeria’s transition to a low-carbon future?
Prince Okoro (Aston University, United Kingdom)


Modeling the Integration of BECCS into the German bioenergy system
Muhammad Sadr (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany)


Comparison of Business Model of Biogas in China and Germany
Yingmu Chang (DBFZ / University of Leipzig, Germany)


Explorative scenarios for system integration of biorefineries in cascaded material flows within a future circular bioeconomy in Germany up to 2045
Sören Richter (DBFZ, Germany)


Simulating the future development of bioenergy plants in the German power sector
Martin Dotzauer (DBFZ / University of Leipzig, Germany)


Case study of a combined digestate and distillers wash biorefinery 
Krishna Sangam (University of Hohenheim, Germany)


Extended and Unscented Kalman Filter Design for mass-based ADM1 Simplification
Simon Hellmann (DBFZ, Germany)


Model predictive control of agricultural biogas plants with uncertain substrate characterization
Julius Frontzek (DBFZ / TU Berlin, Germany)


Binary mass transport trough a nano porous carbon membrane layer. Usage of Maxwell-Stefan surface diffusion and experimental verification
Matthis Kurth (DBFZ, Germany)


Poster exhibition
Time for discussion, exchange and networking at the posters




Statement by EERA Bioenergy & the Programme Comittee members


Session Thermochemical processes
25 min each (15 oral presentation + 10 questions and discussion)

Session Bioenergy systems analysis
25 min each (15 oral presentation + 10 questions and discussion)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Karl
Dr. Kathrin Weber

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän
Dr. Ludger Eltrop
Dr. Fabian Schipfer


Steam Reforming of Bio-Syngas Hydrocarbon Impurities with Ni-Co/Mg(Al)O Catalysts – Operating Parameter Effects
Ask Lysne (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Decision making for post-EEG concepts for biogas plants under uncertainty in energy markets
Milad Rousta (University of Stuttgart, Germany)


Life cycle assessment of sewage sludge pyrolysis and HTC - Energetic or material use of hydrochar and biochar
Dr. Fabian Gievers (HAWK, Germany)

Bioenergy project thar contribute to energy equity in Colombia
Mabell Ruiz (National University of Colombia, Colombia)


Camera-based detection of properties of biogenic solid fuels to determine fuel quality categories
Johannes Lukas (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Can sustainable biomass help us achieve net zero? The politics of people and the planet
Dan Taylor (Aston University, United Kingdom)


Catalyst development procedure for exhaust gas aftertreatment of small-scale combustion plants
René Bindig (DBFZ, Germany)

Holistic and Integrated Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: Background, Methods and Results from Two Case Studies
Dr. Walther Zeug (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany)


Group picture


Group activities & tours

We will offer two guided tours as part of the group activities:
Guided tour 1) BioWärmeZentrum Stadtwerke Göttingen, Hildebrandstraße 1, 37081 Göttingen
Guided tour 2) HAWK, Fachgebiet NEUTec, Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 12, 37075 Göttingen

With both tours we will start at the Health Campus Göttingen at 16:15.


Dinner & Networking

Address: At the venue (Göttingen Health Campus, Annastraße 25, 37075 Göttingen)