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September 16th, 2020

8:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Registration and technical introduction

9:35 - 9:40 a.m.

Welcome address
Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

9:35 - 9:40 a.m.

Welcome address
Olaf Schäfer (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture)


9:40 - 10:10 a.m.

The new "National Bioeconomy Strategy“
MinR Dr. Hans-Jürgen Froese (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture) 
MinR'in Andrea Noske (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.

Climate Protection Programme 2030 and Climate Protection Act: Role of biomass in the Federal Government's climate protection package
MinDirig. Berthold Goeke (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)

10:25 - 10:40 a.m.

The importance of the climate package for the role of bioenergy in the transport sector
Dr. Joachim Hugo (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure)

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

What do the federal guidelines on the bio-economy mean for Saxony's climate and energy policy?
Dr. Gerd Lippold (Saxon State Ministry for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture)


11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Climate protection and bioeconomy - Growth impulses for Germany as a business location?
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kemfert (DIW Berlin)

11:45 - 12:00 a.m.

Opportunities and necessity of the bio-economy at international level
Prof. Dr. Martin Banse (Johann-Heinrich von Thünen-Institut)

12:00 - 12:15 a.m.

Bioenergy and bio-economic issues in the Horizon2020 Green Deal
Dr. Inga Bödeker-Halfmann (Nationale Kontaktstelle Energie)
Dr. Rolf Stratmann (Nationale Kontaktstelle Bioenergie)

12:15 - 12:30 a.m.

Biogas and Biomass-Combustion: Contribution to Climate Protection in China 
Prof. Dr. Dong Renjie (China Agricultural University)

12:30 - 13:00 p.m.

Round Table
Speakers of the scientific and political pleanry session

13:00 - 13:45 p.m.



The session "Contribution of bioenergy for climate protection" deals with the question of what contribution bioenergy can make to climate protection now and in the future. It is important that all components of the supply chains make their contribution: low-emission technologies should convert climate-friendly biomass into energy that must be used in sectors that are difficult to decarbonise.

1:45 - 2:05 p.m.

Introduction: Climate gas reduction with smart bioenergy
Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum / UFZ / University Leipzig)

2:05 - 2:25 p.m.

The PARIS-Lifestyle – The Role of Biomass for Climate Friendly Lifestyles
Dr. Gerfried Jungmeier (JOANNEUM RESEARCH)

2:25 - 2:45 p.m.

Bioenergy in conflict: current and future role in the energy system
Dr. Markus Lauer (MVV Energie AG) 

2:45 - 3:05 p.m.

Bioenergy research in Brazil
Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Walter (University of Campinas Brazil)

3:05 -
3:30 p.m.

Round Table of Session 1

3:30 -
4:30 p.m.

The annual conference is accompanied by a scientific poster exhibition presenting current visions, research approaches and innovative project results.


In the session "From residual material to recyclable material" the development of residual materials as a C-source will be discussed. In particular the energetic as well as material use is considered from the point of view of emission reduction.

4:30 -
4:40 p.m.

Too valuable to throw away: Residual materials as valuable materials - potentials, development, use.
Dr. Peter Kornatz (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

4:40 -
5:00 p.m.

Combined substantial-energetic utilization of biogenous residues for the production of biogenous silica, rare earth elements and noble metals as catalytic compounds for emission reduction
Dr. Steffi Formann (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

5:00 -
5:20 p.m.

Small animals, big potential - insect biomass as future source of high-quality proteins and fats for animal feed and industrial applications
Harald Wedwitschka (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

5:20 -
5:40 p.m.

Where to put it? Comprehensive approaches to combined waste and sewage sludge recycling using the example of Paris
Michael Dittrich-Zechendorf (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

5:40 -
5:55 p.m.

Current trends in studies on chemical processing of CO2
Prof. Dr. Teresa Grzybek (University of Science and Technology Krakow)

5:55 - 6:30 p.m.

Round Table of Session 2

September 17th, 2020


In addition to the existing value-added chains for energy supply, the bio-economy opens up a multitude of new fields for a sustainable, cycle-oriented use of biomass. In addition to the further development of established plant technology to expand the product portfolio, it can be assumed that the demand for biomass as a renewable carbon carrier will increase in the foreseeable future, particularly in sectors that are difficult to electrify, such as transport and the chemical industry.

9:00 -
9:05 a.m.

Welcome and technical introduction
Moderation: Eileen Mägel and Ronald Arnhold 

9:05 -
9:15 a.m.

Introduction: Biorefineries
Dr. Franziska Müller-Langer (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum) 

9:15 - 9:35 a.m. 

We create Chemistry by driving smart solutions towards fossil free products
Dr. René Backes (BASF)

9:35 -
9:50 a.m.

Combined production of platform chemicals and bioenergy in biogas plants
Maria Braune (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum) / Dr. Heike Sträuber (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH UFZ)

9:50 - 10:05 a.m. 

Potential Green Gases - VNG's commitment along the green value chain 
Cornelia Müller-Pagel (VNG AG)

10:05 - 10:20 a.m. 

Multipurpose fuels methane and hydrogen
Dr. Kati Görsch (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

10:20 - 10:35 a.m.

Circular bioenergy negative emission systems
Prof. Dr. Jerry D. Murphy (University College Cork, Ireland)

10:35 - 11:00 a.m.

Round Table of Session 3

11:00 - 12:00 a.m.



The biomass-based technologies and processes must be optimally adapted to the requirements of the respective utilisation concept and the regionally available quantities of biogenic resources.

12:00 - 12:10 p.m.

Introduction: SmartBiomassHeat
Dr. Volker Lenz (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

12:10 - 12:30 p.m.

The role of digitisation in the (bio)energy system transformation
Dr. Jan Siegmeier (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung 'Globale Umweltveränderungen')

12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

System operation of decentralized bioenergy plants as a component of sustainable climate protection
Daniel Büchner (Deutsches Biomasseforschunszentrum)

12:50 - 1:05 p.m.

Bioenergy research in Canada
Évelyne Thiffault (Université Laval, Québec)

1:05 -
1:30 p.m.

Round Table of Session 4

1:30 -
1:45 p.m

Closing DBFZ Annual Conference 2020 with a summary and outlook
Prof. Dr. Michael Nelles (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)

1:45 -
2:00 p.m.

Towards a sustainable bioeconomy: challenges & perspectives
Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ /Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum / University Leipzig)

2.00 -
2:30 p.m.

Bioenergy 2050 - Pictures of the future: Statements of the members of the program committee "3rd Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY")
(6 statements á 2 minutes)

2:30 p.m.

Farewell of the participants of the DBFZ Annual Conference / Opening 3rd Doctoral Colloquium BIOENERGY