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Smart Bioenergy - Innovations for a sustainable future

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

with this newsletter we would like to point your attention to new releases, collaborations, events and interesting research projects. We would be pleased to welcome you to one of our scientific events. More information can be found on our website under www.dbfz.de.

If you have any questions concerning international cooperations, please do not hesitate, to contact our Coordinator of International Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Dr. Sven Schaller (sven.schaller@dbfz.de)

In this issue:

  • DBFZ ("Team Wittus") wins the US Pellet Stove Design Challenge
  • DBFZ publishes the annual report 2015
  • DBFZ develops a paper on flexibilising biogas plant operation in Germany.
  • Study: feeding biogas reactors at longer intervals produces more biogas
  • DBFZ and FFPRI sign MoU for the German-Japanese research collaboration
  • DBFZ Annual Conference 2016: Program and Registration published
  • Workshop on European harmonisation of methods to quantify methane
    emissions from biogas plants
  • Workshop Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and thermo-chemical conversion of biomass

DBFZ ("Team Wittus") wins the US Pellet Stove Design Challenge

Despite a stricter Federal Emissions Control Act, wood-fired systems remain one of the primary producers of airborne pollutants, like fine dust and soot particles. The latest prototypes of pellet ovens were compared at this year’s US wood burning competition, organised by the Alliance for Green Heat. The DBFZ triumphed over its competitors this year with its almost emission-free "PELLWOOD" model. [read more]

DBFZ publishes the annual report 2015

Numerous research projects in the field of energy and integrated material use of biomass influenced the work at the DBFZ (German Biomass Research Centre) last year, 2015. In addition, the Leipzig Institute expanded its national and international research contacts and established itself in the scientific community through numerous new publications and events. These and many other aspects of 2015 can be read in the DBFZ Annual Report. [read more]

DBFZ develops a paper on flexibilising biogas plant operation in Germany.

In a background paper on the flexibilisation of biogas production in Germany, scientists from the DBFZ have provided a scientific overview of the technical approaches, the legal framework and the significance of flexibilisation for the energy system. The paper is available free of charge in German and French on the website of the German-French Office for Renewable Energies (DFBEE). [read more]

Study: feeding biogas reactors at longer intervals produces more biogas

Biogas is an important energy source that plays a central role in the energy revolution. Unlike wind or solar energy, biogas can be produced around the clock. A team of international scientists, including microbiologists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), scientists from Aarhus University and process engineers from the DBFZ, have been studying the feasibility of this kind of flexible biogas production. [read more]

DBFZ and FFPRI sign MoU for the German-Japanese research collaboration

On Monday, 14th March 2016, the directors of the DBFZ and the Japanese Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) agreed upon a wider co-operation in the field of torrefaction of biomass and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the research cooperation. A main objective of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a joint research cooperation regarding the production of torrefied biomass in small-scale conversion plants. [read more]

Events

DBFZ Annual Conference 2016: Program and Registation published

Major events cast their shadows: We would like to take this early opportunity to publicise the DBFZ annual conference, which will be held on September 8/9, 2016 in the conference centre of the Leipziger Foren complex. Various sessions will cover current research topics related to the use of biomass as an energy source. Come along to meet interesting speakers and colleagues, and find out the status quo in bioenergy research. [read more] (in german language)

Workshop: European harmonisation of methods to quantify methane emissions from biogas plants

The project MetHarmo aims to harmonize the different methods for the quantification of total methane emissions from biogas plants. In order to begin a standardization process within the EU a consistent measurement procedure must be accepted by authorities and plant operators. At the MetHarmo-workshop partipants will receive current information regarding methane emission measurement methods and results. [read more]

Workshop: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and thermo-chemical conversion of biomass

CFD modelling is a powerful and reliable tool to design, analyze and optimize operating conditions. Its application to biomass thermochemical conversion utilities allows solving many technical issues including those related to design and operation. The DBFZ invites you to participate in the 2nd international workshop on CFD and biomass thermochemical conversion on September 9th, 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. [Further information]


We would like to thank you for your interest, wish you a pleasant summer and remain until next time!

Contact:

DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Torgauer Str. 116 
D - 04347 Leipzig

Paul Trainer (Press- and Public Relations)
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-437 
Telefax: +49 (0)341 2434-133 
E-Mail: paul.trainer@dbfz.de
Internet: www.dbfz.de




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