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


An event within the H2020 BIOFIT project

Besides erecting entirely new biofuel plants, retrofitting – i.e. replacing a part of a factory or installation with state-of-the-art equipment – can be a very good alternative to substitute fossil fuels or to upgrade renewable technology. Retrofitting often means lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses and lower risks. The BIOFIT project was set-up to foster retrofitting measures on the European market.

  • What are crucial challenges for plant operators and engineers?
  • What are the decisive framework conditions for conducting retrofitting measures?
  • What are the benefits from already implemented retrofits?

We want to discuss these questions with you in interactive sessions. You will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, give feedback and hear

from experts about best practice examples and experiences with retrofitting.

The participants will get considerable space to present their industry/company, problems and challenges in order to contribute to the joint goal of retrofitting the industry with bioenergy integration. If you are interested in sharing your retrofitting experiences, you are kindly asked to get in contact with Arne Gröngröft ([email protected]) until May 10th, 2019.

When:                            September 11th, 2019

Where:                           Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum, Leipzig/Germany

More Information:   Information on registration and program will soon be available online at

                               www.biofit-h2020.eu andwww.dbfz.de