Event program

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Programme points written in italics will be held in German. A simultaneous English translation will be available.

9:30 - 10:30 

Guided tours of the DBFZ facilities
Welcome coffee

10:30 - 12:30



Prof. Dr. mont. Michael Nelles (DBFZ)


From laboratory to large-scale hydrothermal liquefaction; current challenges and opportunities
Prof. Dr. Patrick Biller (Aarhus University)


Etical evaluation of energy from biomass
Dr. Stephan Schleissing (LMU München)


Plenar discussion
Moderation: Dr. Marco Klemm (DBFZ)

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:30 Uhr

Poster speed presentation
Moderation: Hendrik Etzold (DBFZ)


Hydrochar of bioplastics – Porosity investigation and process water treatment by Chlorella vulgaris
Julia Lüttmann (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg)

Pre- and post-acid treatment effects during hydrothermal carbonization of sewage sludge on Phosphorus-transformation characteristics and the properties of hydrochar
Vicky Shettigondahalli Ekanthalu (University of Rostock)

Conversion of Chlorella Vulgaris and liquid fraction of anaerobic digestate into biocrude by hydrothermal co-liquefaction
Fiaz Ahmad (Estonian University of Life Sciences Tartu)

14:30 - 15:50

Session I: HTL I
Moderation: Jakob Köchermann (DBFZ)


Production of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from biomass in on-farm biorefinery
Katarzyna Swiatek (Universität Hohenheim)


Hydrothermal liquefaction of waste biomass: a holistic approach for various input materials
Christian Klüpfel (DBFZ)


Direct hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of black liquor
Maximilian Wörner (KIT)


Chemical recycling of synthetic polymers via hydrothermal liquefaction
Juliano Souza dos Passos (Aarhus University)

15:50 - 16:15

Coffe break

16:15 - 17:55

Session II: Nutrients, HTP and biogas
Moderation: Dr. Benjamin Herklotz (DBFZ)


Hydrothermal pretreatment of biogenic residues within a biorefinery concept for the production of renewable methane
Timo Zerback (DBFZ)


Hydrothermal Carbonisation & Wetland Engineered Treatment Systems for Nutrient Recovery and its Biomass Conversion into High-value Products [Willow – Salix Viminalis]
Andrés Acosta (Aarhus University and TTZ Bremerhaven)


HTC charcoal from North Sea macroalgae as a potential fertiliser and a way to sequester carbon
Daniela Moloeznik Paniagua (TU Berlin / ATB Potsdam)


Project abonoCARE: Construction of an HTC pilot plant with integrated hot dewatering
Lisa Röver (DBFZ)


Process waters from hydrothermal carbonization of waste – A concept for treatment and nutrient recovery
Tommy Ender (Universität Rostock)

17:55 - 18:30

Closing discussion day 1


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