Retrofitting measures for biofuel plants

September 11th, 2019, Leipzig

Besides erecting entirely new biofuel plants, retrofitting – i.e. replacing a part of a factory or installation with state-of-the-art equipment – can be a very good alternative to substitute fossil fuels or to upgrade renewable technology. Retrofitting often means lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses and lower risks. The BIOFIT project was set-up to foster retrofitting measures on the European market.

What are crucial challenges for plant operators and engineers?

What are the decisive framework conditions for conducting retrofitting measures?

What are the benefits from already implemented retrofits?

We want to discuss these questions with you in interactive sessions. You will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, give feedback and hear from experts about best practice examples and experiences with retrofitting.

The participants will get considerable space to present their industry/company, problems and challenges in order to contribute to the joint goal of retrofitting the industry with bioenergy integration. If you are interested in sharing your retrofitting experiences, you are kindly asked to get in contact with Arne Gröngröft.


The aim of the technical discussions is to create a discussion platform for the development of industry networks in order to the flow of information for actors working in this field to sustainably improve its performance. This is intended to make a contribution to the optimized production and use of biofuels as a renewable energy source.

Target group

The Leipzig Biofuel Talks are aimed at individuals and institutions involved with the provision and use of biofuels in the wider sense. These include biofuel producers and traders, plant manufacturers, employees of research institutions, public authorities and associations as well as agricultural and forestry enterprises as well as students.