Press releases 2019


European Energy Research Alliance: DBFZ is elected full member of EERA Bioenergy

Bioenergy as an integral part of the bioeconomy faces important challenges today. Intensive and well adapted research and development efforts are a crucial element in meeting these challenges. As a newly elected full member of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) represents various aspects of bioenergy in five subgroups of the EERA Bioenergy Programme. read more


Methodology for resource monitoring developed by the DBFZ is applied internationally for the first time

Based on an updatable database, an interactive web atlas was developed for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to visualize the potential of 23 agricultural and forestry biomasses. This consistent information on the biogenic raw material base is a central pillar for the strategic evaluation of options for action in the bioenergy context. The results are publicly available at read more


Monitoring biofuels sector: DBFZ publishes comprehensive reference work

The transport sector faces the challenge of making mobility sustainable and climate-friendly. With a view to existing and foreseeable volume availability and competitiveness, biofuels will continue to play a decisive role. The fourth revised edition of the DBFZ Report No. 11 on "Monitoring Biofuels Sector" provides an overview of current and expected national and international developments in the field of renewable fuels. read more


DBFZ project develops value chain based on insect biomass

The steady population growth leads to an increasing demand for food and feed. Insect meal can make an important, alternative contribution to meeting the protein requirements of livestock farming and fish farming. Against this background, a project involving the DBFZ is investigating the development of a cost-optimised value-added chain for biobased olefins and complex nutrient media based on insect biomass for technical applications. read more


Local politics: Federal Minister Klöckner and Saxon Prime Minister Kretschmer gain insight into biomass research

"Digitalization and further possibilities of climate protection" - this was the motto of the visit of the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, and the Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, to the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) in Leipzig. On a tour of the research site, the top politicians were given an insight into the intensive research activities and the newly created infrastructure of the research centre. read more


Scientists from DBFZ and UFZ honoured with the Biogas Innovation Award of German Agriculture

At the 12th Biogas Innovation Congress in Osnabrück on 21/22 May 2019, prizes were again awarded in the science and business categories. This year, researchers Maria Braune from DBFZ and Dr. Heike Sträuber from UFZ received the science prize worth 10,000 Euros for their joint project "From biogas plants to biorefineries - coupled production of medium-chain fatty acids and biogas". read more


New Online-Tool available: DBFZ publishes resource database for biogenic residues

Consistent information on the biogenic raw material base is a central basis for the strategic evaluation of options for action in the context of the closed-loop bioeconomy. As part of the national bio-economy monitoring, the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) compiled a comprehensive collection of results on the supply and use of resources of biogenic residues, by-products and wastes from five sectors. The results are available free of charge in a newly developed web app at read more


„POWER4BIO" develops regional bioeconomic strategies and implementation plans through cross-border knowledge exchange

The bio-based economy is a strongly emerging sector with enormous potential. With a turnover of around two billion euros, it provides employment for almost 22 million people throughout Europe. Nevertheless, in many regions of Europe, the full potential for the production of sustainable products is still not being exploited. The "POWER4BIO" research project with participation of the DBFZ aims to support the regions in their transition to a bio-based economy. read more


Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe´s Industry

EU-funded BIOFIT project will facilitate bioenergy production by retrofitting Europe’s industries. read more