Dr. Michael Seiffert 
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-445

Dr. Marco Klemm
Phone: +49 (0) 341 2434-537

Katja Lucke
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-119

Joana Klein
Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-752


4th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes "Technologies generating material and energetic added value" | September 19th/20th, 2018 in Leipzig (Germany)

Welcome to the 4th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes

Call for Abstracts and Posters

On 19th and 20th September 2018, the DBFZ will host the 4th Forum on Hydrothermal Processes taking place contemporaneous with the DBFZ Annual Conference. We hereby announce the Call for Abstracts & Posters and cordially invite interested people from science and industry to participate!

The forum will focus on the entire value-added chain of hydrothermal conversion starting with the raw materials, through the processes and their technological implementation, to the products and the associated general and boundary conditions. 

Topic Areas

  • Hydrothermal processes for the production of solid, liquid and gaseous energy and carbon carriers
  • Behaviour of materials under hydrothermal conditions, materials and equipment for the HTP (incl. questions on measurement and control technology, material and corrosion in HTP-plants)
  • Hydrothermal processes for sewage sludge utilisation and nutrient recycling
  • Hydrothermal production of bulk and fine chemicals
  • Hydrothermal processes for the provion of functional materials and in production processes
  • International trends and results
  • Economic, ecological and socio-economic assessment of hydrothermal processes
  • Biomass conversion in alternative polar reaction media, e.g. polar organic solvents, ionic liquids and molten salts. 

The event will be bilingual - German and English with simultaneous translation. Presentations and posters will be available in both languages. If you are interested in participating in the event with a presentation/talk or poster, please submit your Application form by May 1st, 2018 via e-mail to htp-inno(at)dbfz(dot)de.

Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference reader. For accepted posters, a short introduction (three minutes, one slide) will be provided in addition to the poster exhibiton. 

We look forward to your suggestions and your participation!


  • Institutions and decision-makers from the field of science and research as well as those involved in agricultural, energy and environmental policy
  • Specialists from regional and supraregional companies and associations als well as from the energy sector
  • Representatives from industry and commerce, municipal and state institutions, as well as scientists from universities and non-university institutions.

Link to our Call for Abstracts & Posters | Link to our Application form