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]


Topic: Industry Forum on retrofitting measures for biofuel plants
When: September 11th, 2019
Where: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Expenses: 20,- Euro (includes refreshments and meals during breaks and is exempt from sales tax)
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Further information: https://www.dbfz.de/veranstaltungen/leipziger-fachgespraeche/biokraftstoffe/biokraftstoff-fachgespraech/


The BIOFIT Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) 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. Niels HempelTOTAL Deutschland GmbHfossil refineriesExpert in sustainable development / product quality
Karolina NorbeckSwedish Bioenergy Association CHPHead of CHP & District heating
International Energy Agency (IEA) BioenergyEuropean and national energy / environmental authorities and policy makers Technical Coordinator
Nicola RegaConfederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)pulp and paperClimate Change & Energy Director