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24th/25th September 2024 | Face-to-Face event at DBFZ

The programme has now been created and published. You can expect exciting lectures, poster presentations and a supporting programme that will enable you to exchange ideas with other participants, PhD's and experts. Registration is open until September 16, 2024. We are looking forward to seeing you!

The 7th Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS (#DocBIOENERGY) will take place this year from 24th to 25th of September 2024 at the DBFZ in Leipzig. It will be supported by the international Scientific Advisory Board, consisting of 47 renowned bioenergy scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Norway and representing 38 research and higher education institutions.


Future researchers, industry leaders and policy makers need to be brought together at an early stage to share knowledge and discuss research gaps and challenges. At the same time, networking between scientific institutions that are already intensively involved in bioenergy research needs to be expanded.

Addressing that demand, the Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS was initiated in 2018. Since then, it not only serves as a platform for junior scientists to gain further qualification, but also provides them an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange. Doctoral researchers from both universities and other research institutions present and discuss their latest results and advancements.

Target group

Tomorrow‘s knowledge and decision-makers are invited to meet, to share knowledge and discuss research gaps and challenges already today. The 7th Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS (DOC2024) offers you this platform for professional exchange in the field of bioenergy. Generally, students doing their PhD in the field of bioenergy & biobased products and at an advanced stage of their work are cordially invited to present their scientific results, methods and findings.


The Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY AND BIOBASED PRODUCTS (DOC2024) addresses every part of the biomass conversion chain, from the feedstock via different conversion pathways and their technological implementation, up to the resulting products and services. Bioenergy system analyses and system integration measures round off the topic. Contributions can be allocated to the following main topics:

Theme fields

Sustainable resource base

  • Which feedstocks can be utilized for energy production and biobased products?
  • What kind of pre-treatment is required?
  • What is the potential of suitable feedstocks?

Bioenergy system analysis (incl. technical integration)

  • How can bioenergy be integrated into the overall energy system?
  • What are suitable integration parameters?
  • How can the material and energy provision from biomass be optimised?
  • What is an adequate allocation between material and energy use?
  • How can the economic, environmental and social performance of bioenergy systems and biobased products be optimized?
  • How can biomass use contribute to achieve overall sustainability aims like net zero energy systems, carbon neutrality or SDG?
  • How does Bioenergy perform in concurrence to other renewable solutions like power-to-gas and other long-term flexibility options?

Thermochemical conversion

  • How to improve efficiency in thermochemical processes?
  • In which way feedstock composition affects process operation and product properties?
  • What upgrading steps are required to convert intermediates from thermochemical conversions into final products?

Biochemical conversion

  • What are new process routes for biobased products?
  • Which processes for downstream processing are efficient?
  • How can microbial processes be improved?

Biorefineries / Biofuels

  • What are promising full value chains in bioeconomy?
  • In which way can bioenergy be implemented into biorefineries?
  • How can we supply biorefineries with renewable energy?
  • What is the scale of a bioreffinery? Bio-BASF or on-farm?
  • Biofuels versus e-mobility? What is suitable for which application?


Date & location of the event


24./ 25.09.2024
DBFZ in Leipzig (Germany)


Event format

Face-to-Face event, in English

Participation fee


Students / PhD 110 €

Other participants 180 €

Registration until

17.09.2024 via our registration form