starting 09:00

Arrival & Registration


Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän | DBFZ


Myrsini Christou | EERA Bioenergy


Statements by the Programme Committee members


Keynote speech: Title tba
Prof. Dr. Sina Leipold | Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ


Postersession | Poster speed presentation
>> Short presentation (3 min/ each) in interesting and easy to understand way

 Electrification of gasification-based biomass-to-Liquid processes
Marcel Dossow | Technical University of Munich
 Numerical investigation and measurement of biomass steam gasification in a small - scale furnace and the influence on the producer gas composition.
Michael Eßl | BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH
 Catalyst development procedure for exhaust gas aftertreatment of small-scale combustion plants
René Bindig | DBFZ
 Development and application of novel SCR catalysts for the low-temperature denitrification of exhaust gases from the thermo-chemical conversion of biogenic solid fuels
Mario König | DBFZ
 Dynamic scenario driver framework for systematic formulation of bioeconomy scenarios
Sören Richter | DBFZ
 Assessing the potential of negative emission technologies for Germany’s netzero target: A techno-economic analysis of forest-based solutions
Mohammad Sadr | Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
 System analytical evaluation of post-EEG concepts for biogas plants in future energy markets
Milad Rousta | University of Stuttgart
 Optimization of stand-alone hybrid Energy System (HRES) with Biogas-Plant with flexible-demand driven biogas production
Dirk Kirchner | University of Leipzig
 Synergizing Investment and Cooperation: An Agent-Based Modelling Framework for Optimized Energy Distribution in Cellular-Structured Systems
Lukas Richter | DBFZ
 Your friendly neighbourhood AI
Marco Selig | DBFZ
 Mechanical Pretreatment of Agricultural Waste and Animal Manure in Full Scale Biogas Process
Rene Heller | University of Hohenheim
 Foam formation during anaerobic digestion of sugar beet - Antifoaming strategies
Frederik Bade | Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
 Investigation and modeling of the influence of partially treated digestate recirculation on methane yield and process efficiency
Bomin Yuan | DBFZ
 Multirate State Estimation and Parameter Identification of Agricultural Biogas Plants
Leander Lerch | DBFZ
 Reinforcement learning for control of biogas plants with stability constraints
Alberto Meola | DBFZ
 Generative Adversarial Networks as Soft Sensors for modelling VFAs in the AD process
Annalena Koch | DBFZ
 Consequences of commercial biochar heterogeneity on its application as cathode for hydrogen-driven bioelectrochemical systems
Shabnam Pouresmaeil | DBFZ
 Impact of digestate formed during biogas generation process on hydrogen production
Kalifa Dembele | WASCAL
 Dark fermentative hydrogen production from food waste and food processing waste: review on substrates, inoculums, and their pre-treatment strategies for enhanced biohydrogen production
Djangbadjoa Gbiete | University of Rostock
 Agricultural Waste as a Sustainable Feedstock for the Production of Biobased Pots
Cinthya Solange Lara Verdezoto | University of Rostock
 Options for reducing GHG emissions from rotting processes for the production of soil improvers
Julian Matlach | DBFZ
 What is important? What is perceived? What is seen? – The interplay of different factors in consumer decision making on potting soils - an eye-tracking study
Holger Braun | HfWU
 Bridging Gaps in Sustainability Certification of Low-ILUC-Risk Biomass- A Decision Support Scheme
Beike Sumfleth | DBFZ
 Economic evaluation of the straw supply chain: Influence of machine selection on logistics costs in Germany
Tom Karras | University of Leipzig / DBFZ
 Enhancing Biomass Feedstocks for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Production through Biostimulant
Elena Ferro | Universitá di Bologna
 Agronomist and agro-economist, now working as scientific staff at the Thünen Institute on the reduction of peat use in horticulture
Sebastian Foth | University of Rostock
 Investigation of Transport Processes and Design of an Auger Reactor
Eugen Aschenbrenner | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 Process optimization of natural fiber production from renewable raw materials and residues with simultaneous biogas production
Marian Baumgart | University of Hohenheim
 Design of a multi-purpose plant for the production of bio-SAF
Christoph Markowitsch | Montanuniversität Leoben
 Mild Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin Dimer Model Compound by Ni/Al LDH-Derived Catalyst
Yanjun Wen | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 Preparation of high-performance support Nb2O5-active carbon for hydrodeoxygenation
Wenxuan Li | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
 Techno-economic assessment of a biorefinery concept consisting of AD and HTL
Christian Klüpfel | DBFZ
 Characterization and anaerobic treatment of process water from hydrothermally carbonized sewage sludge    
Tommy Ender | University of Rostock
 Optimization of the process chain for the separation of phosphorous and nitrogen frim biogas digestate (Nitrophos 2)
Kea Purwing | University Hohenheim
 Postersession | Poster exhibition
>> Time for discussion, exchange and networking at the poster
13:00   Lunchbreak

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Karl | University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Dr. Kathrin Weber | SINTEF

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

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän | DBFZ /
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ / University of Leipzig
Dr. Ludger Eltrop | University of Stuttgart
Dr. Fabian Schipfer | TU Wien


Continuous Wet Oxidation of HTL aqueous phase derived from mixture of straw and cattle manure
Carolin Eva Schuck | Aarhus University

The influence of material flows on the resilience of bioenergy plants
Alfred Amin | University of Rostock


Equilibrium limitations of biomass-based syngas for chemical looping hydrogen production
Thomas    Steiner | BEST – Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH

Scenarios for the future development of bioenergy plants in the German power sector to cover uncertainties and to evaluate different energy policy measures
Martin Dotzauer | DBFZ


Gasification of Biomass from Phytoremediation and Fate of Heavy Metal Contaminants
Marcel Dossow | Technical University of Munich

Assessment of biorefinery concepts using biochemical conversion platforms for the production of hydrogen
Edgar Gamero | University of Stuttgart


Characterizing Fluidized Bed Bubbling Phenomena: Probing Dynamics with Dual-Sided Video and Pressure Analysis
Arkya Sanyal | University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Telling the tale of CDR - Scenarios for bio-based carbon dioxide removal to achieve net-zero in Germany
Ronja Wollnik | DBFZ

16:00Group picture

DBFZ Tours
Various Locations

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Group activities


Dinner & Networking