Press releases 2020


DBFZ successfully demonstrates type testing with newly developed non-woody biomass test fuels within the scope of the 1st BImSchV

Together with the company A.P. Bioenergietechnik and a notified testing body, DBFZ was able to demonstrate for the first time in an official measurement campaign that the emission thresholds of the 1st BImSchV are fully complied with for the combustion of cereal straw and grains. The process demonstrated for the German market can also serve as a basis for similar applications in other EU countries. Read more


"Climate neutrality needs fast and consistent measures! - Annual conference of the DBFZ ends with new record attendance

How can renewable energy sources be used in a cost-effective, efficient, socially acceptable and sustainable way in a future energy system and a bio-based economy? A question to which the annual conference of the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) on September 16-17 sought answers. Under the title "Bioenergy between climate package and bio-economy strategy", numerous scientific and innovative approaches were presented in Germany and abroad and discussed with a large number of experts from science, industry and politics. With a total of more than 350 participants, a new record number of participants was also achieved. read more


Virtual Kick-Off: DBFZ launches major foreign project in the field of biogas and pyrolysis

Within the framework of a virtual kick-off meeting in the presence of the Togolese Minister of Education, the Secretary of State, the German Ambassador and numerous project participants, scientists from the DBFZ launched the DBFZ's largest foreign project to date in Togo. In the "LabTogo" project, a biogas laboratory is to be set up at the Togolese University of Lomé, pyrolysis burners on a ceramic basis developed at the DBFZ are to be manufactured and tested and African scientists trained at the DBFZ in Leipzig. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and runs for a period of four years until November 2023. read more


Potential analysis, biogas lab and pyrolysis cooker: DBFZ starts foreign procject in Togo

In a project financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and running until the end of 2023, Leipzig scientists are investigating the potential of residual and waste materials in West Africa and providing support in setting up a research biogas laboratory and in the production of pyrolysis cookers for rural regions. The aim is to build up long-term know-how and scientific capacities on the subject of climate change and its impact on land use in Togo, West Africa. Togolese scientists are being trained at the Lomé University as well as at the DBFZ in Leipzig to ensure the independent and sustainable use of the established infrastructure. read more


Research project "Biogas2030" shows new concepts for the biogas plant stock

The portfolio of biogas plants in Germany currently comprises around 9,000 biogas plants, which mainly generate renewable electricity and heat. As the EEG fixed remuneration will expire for a large number of plants by 2030, new requirements and challenges will arise for biogas plants as well. The aim of the now completed project "Biogas2030" was to show ecologically and economically sensible plant concepts for the biogas plant stock. The final report is available under the following link: Read more


Project provides information on energy recovery from agricultural residues in Germany and China

Within the framework of a sino-german working group, the research project "ChinaRes" bundles the knowledge about the energetic utilisation of agricultural residues in China and Germany. The project, which runs until January 2021, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and coordinated by the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre). Comprehensive information on the project can be found on the project website Read more