Press releases 2024


Staff change: Dr. René Backes takes over the DBFZ's "Bioenergy Systems" research department from Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän

Change of personnel at the DBFZ in Leipzig: Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän, who has been Head of the "Bioenergy Systems" research department and Deputy Scientific Managing Director of the DBFZ for many years, will focus on her activities at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with effect from 1 April 2024 and hand over the management of the DBFZ "Bioenergy Systems" research department to Dr. René Backes (formerly BASF). Daniela Thrän will continue to work at the DBFZ with reduced hours until the end of 2024. read more


Specialist symposium in Leipzig: around 100 experts discussed the topics of particulate matter, separators and measurement methods

The annual meeting on the topic of particle separators in domestic furnaces and dust measurement methods in small combustion plants took place in cooperation with the Straubing Technology and Support Centre (TFZ) on 7/8 February 2024 as a double event at the DBFZ in Leipzig. At the 15th edition of the event series, around 100 interested parties from science and industry discussed the state of the art, the challenges in terms of operation and, this time, gravimetric measurement methods as well. read more


Potential of waste and residues: DBFZ publishes database on available resources in Germany and the EU

Biogenic waste and residues hold growing potential for a sustainable and bio-based economy. Until now, freely available and systematically processed data was not fully available. In the revised DBFZ resource database, scientists from the DBFZ present comprehensive data on biomass potentials for Germany and the EU. The database provides detailed information on the availability of various biomasses, including biowaste from private households, cereal straw and industrial residues. The web application is available to researchers, political representatives, companies and all interested parties at Read more