Save the date! 4th Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY!

The doctoral colloquium goes into the next round on 13th / 14th September 2021 with KIT as the organizer.

This was our 3rd Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY!

The aim of the event was to improve the quality of the entire bioenergy research field in Germany and to increase its visibility for the broad scientific community. A renowned program committee is responsible for the selection of the contributions. It was supported by the Scientific Advisory Board, which includes more than 40 renowned bioenergy scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway.

Background 3rd Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY

Future researchers, industry leaders and policy makers need to be brought together at an early stage to share knowledge and discuss research gaps and challenges. At the same time, networking between scientific institutions that are already intensively involved in bioenergy research needs to be expanded.

Addressing that demand, the Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY was initiated in 2018. Since then, it not only serves as a platform for junior scientists to gain further qualification, but also provides them an opportunity for networking and scientific exchange. Doctoral researchers from both universities and other research institutions present and discuss their latest results and advancements.


The Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY covers every part of the biomass conversion chain, from the feedstock to different conversion pathways and their technological implementation, up to the resulting products and services. In addition, the necessary system analyses and measures for system integration were addressed.

Theme fields (inter alia)

  • Sustainable resource base
  • Bioenergy system analysis (incl. technical integration)
  • Thermochemical conversion
  • Biochemical conversion
  • Biorefineries / Biofuels

Language of the event

The event language is English.

Target Group

The Doctoral Colloquium provides junior and senior scientists engaged in biomass research with a platform for professional exchange. Generally, students doing their PhD in the field of bioenergy are eligible.