industry platform

The BIOFIT Industry Platform is set-up to involve a broad spectrum of industry representatives into the project activities.

The objective of this platform is to support the networking between industries to foster market uptake of retrofitting technologies, to gather feedback and recommendations from the industry, NGOs, and policy makers, and to exchange knowledge and experiences among the different industries. In this context, regular working group meetings will be hold as side events of conferences, workshops and industrial meetings. Open to public, relevant drivers, opportunities and barriers of retrofitting will be discussed and possible solutions will be presented and evaluated.

Stakeholders interested to join the BIOFIT Industry Platform are kindly asked to get in contact with Arne Gröngröft, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH via [email protected]



BIOFIT Industry Forum - H2020 Project on Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry
When: 9 July 2020, 13:00 - 15:00 pm
Where: E-EUBCE 2020, Online Conference

The BIOFIT EU project aims to facilitate the introduction of bioenergy retrofitting in Europe’s industry, focussing on bioenergy retrofitting in the five chosen specific industries, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants. The E-EUBCE 2020 workshop will present and discuss the projects interim results.

13:00Short introduction to webinar procedurePatrick Reumermann,
Arne Gröngröft
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV
BIOFIT: Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry Patrick ReumermanBTG Biomass Technology Group BV
Retrofitting in pulp and paper industry facilities: towards a more efficient usage of bioenergy Kristian MelinVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD
1G biofuel facilities: how can they play a role in producing advanced biofuels? Arne GröngröftDBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Discussion/ Questions of participants All, chaired by Patrick Reumermann
Repowering coal power and CHP plants with biomass Michalis-Alexandros KougioumtzisCentre for Research & Technology Hellas
Possibilities for transition of fossil refineries into biorefineries Claude MirodatosIRCELYON - Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environnement de Lyon
Policy recommendations for bioenergy retrofitting Dominik RutzWIP
14:15Questions of attendees & Open Panel Discussion with all speakersAll, Chaired by Patrick Reumermann BTG Biomass Technology Group BV


Industry Forum on biofuels
26 February 2020, Madrid, Spain

Industry Forum on repowering coal power plants with biomass
19 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium

Industry Forum on retrofitting measures for biofuel plants
11 September 2019, Leipzig


BIOFIT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)

The was created at the beginning of the project in order to provide feedback to the methodology, recommendations, policy paper, surveys, etc.

Name Organisation Industrial Sector Position
Dr. Edgar AhnBDI Holding GmbH1G biofuelsChief Innovation Officer
Dr. Karoline SeefeldtTOTAL Deutschland GmbHfossil refineriesExpert in sustainable development
International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy European and national energy / environmental authorities and policy makersTechnical Coordinator
Nicola RegaConfederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) pulp and paperClimate Change & Energy Director

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