Scientific contact at DBFZ
Benjamin Wirth
+49 (0)341 2434-449

Administrative contact at DBFZ
Angela Gröber
+49 (0)341 2434-457

Scientific contact at ATB
Dr. Judy Libra
+49 (0)331 5699-856

Administrative contact at ATB
Helene Foltan
+49 (0)331 5699-820

Under the auspices
of Thomas Schmidt
Minister of Environment and Agriculture

Organized by

with support by


Call for Papers & Posters

We highly appreciate the numerous submissions to participate in the 2nd International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonization: Hydrothermal carbonization as a building block for a sustainable bioeconomy.

The abstract submission deadline expired on November 30th at 12:00 midnight CET, 2018.

Topics covered in the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Material and energetic use of HTC-products, ranging from adsorption, remediation, and nutrient recovery to solid and liquid fuel precursors as well as the use in biogas production,
  • Fundamental insights into the HTC-process itself, ranging from kinetic and thermodynamic modeling to advanced product characterization,
  • Innovative applications of HTC-technology in diverse process chains in agricultural, environmental, industrial, or energy sectors, ranging from modern biorefineries to disinfection or recycling of biogenic residues,
  • State-of-the-art in upscaling and commercialization, including the economic and legal framework of HTC-technology and its products worldwide.

An independent board of reviewers will judge all of the submitted abstracts based on originality and quality. Authors who submitted an abstract will be notified as soon as the review process is completed.

For further information regarding the initial call for papers, please contact one of the scientific organizing board members:

Benjamin Wirth
DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49‑341‑2434‑449

Judy Libra
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49‑331‑5699‑856

Sunyoung Bae
Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Phone: +82‑2‑970‑5652

Nicole Berge
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Phone: +1‑803‑777‑7521

Kyoung S. Ro
USDA-ARS Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research, Florence, SC, USA
Phone: +1‑843‑669‑5203

Maria-Magdalena Titirici
Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Phone: +44‑20‑7882‑6272