Press releases 2020


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