References

List of scientific and consulting work with substantial participation of
Prof. Frank Scholwin and/or Johan Grope

All references listed which were started before 2012 were not carried out by the Institute for Biogas, Waste Management and Energy. They were carried out with personal participation of / personally by Prof. Frank Scholwin and/or Johan Grope during their employment at other institutions.


  • System study of lignocellulosic feedstock for biomethane production LIGNOSYS
    Ordered by: Renewtec AB / Swedish Energy Agency, 2016/17
  • Technical report about the possibilities of utilization of imported biomethane from organic residues in the German biomethane market
    Ordered by: International gas trade company, 2016
  • Technology Brief: Biogas as Vehicle Fuel
    Ordered by: IRENA, 2016
  • Benchmark and gap analysis for sustainability criteria and indicators for cross border trading of biomethane
    Ordered by: European Biogas Association, funded by EU grant in BIOSURF project, 2016
  • Technical due diligence of two biomethane plants as a basis for a buying decision
    Ordered by: Finance company, 2016
  • Development of a biomethane strategy based on the actual and future developments in the German and international biomethane market
    Ordered by: Energy utility 2016
  • Development of a technical concept for the injection of biomethane in the gas distribution grid in Santa Catarina (Brazil) considering the economic aspects
    Ordered by: German consulting company, funded by DEG, 2016
  • EMRP - Metrology of Biogas research programme – member of international advisory group
    Ordered by: EMRP international EU-project, 2014-2017
  • Short study on marketing options for biomethane from residues produced in a energy crops based biomethane plant
    Ordered by: Biomethane producer, 2014
  • Consultations for marketing of biomethane in Germany
    Ordered by: Biomethane producer, 2014
  • Evaluation of feed in rules for biomethane feed in into the national gas grid
    Ordered by: Ministry of Commerce Luxembourg, 2013/2014
  • Consultations for optimised and cost-efficient application of biomethane & the evaluation of the role of biomethane in the German energy system
    Ordered by: Federal Ministry of Environment / Federal Ministry of Commerce and Energy, 2013-2015
  • Analysis of optimisation potentials of the biogas upgrading chain from raw biogas to electricity and heat production
    Ordered by: Energy utility Stadtwerke Detmold, 2013-2014
  • Consultations for using biomethane in existing natural gas applications
    Ordered by: Energy utilities Stadtwerke Detmold, Stadtwerke Schkeuditz, Stadtwerke Werdau, LucaEnergy, 2013-2014
  • Reasoned opinion for improvement of the biogas feed in rules
    (Gasnetzzugangsverordnung)

    Ordered by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2010
  • "Einfluss der Biomethaneinspeisung in Erdgasnetze auf die Emissionssituation von Erdgasnutzungsanlagen"
    (Influence of biomethane feed in in natural gas grid on emission behaviour of natural gas utilisation plants)

    Ordered by: Umweltbundesamt, 2009-10
  • "Evaluierung des Gesamtpfades der Biogasaufbereitung und Biomethannutzung in Deutschland im Rahmen von Stakeholder-Workshops"
    (Evaluation of the whole path of biogas upgrading and use of biomethane in Germany)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2009-11
  • Sustainable European Biomethane Strategy
    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2009-11
  • Wissenschaftliche Begleitung einer Biomethaneinspeisungsanlage
    (Scientific consulting for a biomethane production plant)

    Ordered by: Anlagenbetreiber, 2009-11
  • Update of cost calculations for biomethane supply / gas grid feed in costs and necessary biomethane-feed-in-tariffs
    Ordered by: Fachverband Biogas, 2008
  • "ökonomische und ökologische Bewertung von Erdgassubstituten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen"
    (Ecnomic and ecological evaluation of natural gas substitutes from energy crops)

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2008-09
  • "Analysis of biogas potentials, economic and ecological evaluation of biomethane use in the UK"
    Ordered by: UK gas utility / grid operator, 2008-09
  • "Beseitigung technischer, rechtlicher und ökonomischer Hemmnisse bei der Einspeisung biogener Gase in das Erdgasnetz zur Reduzierung klimarelevanter Emissionen durch Aufbau und Anwendung einer georeferenzierten Datenbank - Strategieentwicklung zur politischen und techno-ökonomischen Umsetzung (Verbundprojekt)"
    (Reduction of technical, administrative and economic restraints against feed in of biogenic gases in the natural gas grid)

    Funded by: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Projektträger des BMBF, 2007/08
  • "Erdgassubstitute aus Biomasse für die mobile Anwendung im zukünftigen Energiesystem - Techno-ökonomische und ökologische Analyse und Bewertung"
    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2007/08
  • Support during call for tenders and tender evaluation for biogas upgradaion technologies
    Ordered by: Energy utility, 2007
  • Technical detailed evaluation of amine scrubber technologies for biogas upgradation
    Ordered by: Energy utility, 2007
  • Consultation of a foreign supplier of biogas upgradation technology during market entrance in Germany
    Ordered by: component supplier, 2007
  • Feasibility studies for biogas plants with biogas upgradation and gas grid feed in
    Ordered by: different companies from industry, energy supply and agriculture, 2007
  • Organisation and realisation of a study tour to biogas upgradation plants in Sweden
    Ordered by: Ministry of Commerce Luxembourg, 2007
  • "Möglichkeiten einer europäischen Biogaseinspeisungsstrategie"
    (Options for a European Biomethane strategy)

    Ordered by: Bundestagsfraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Fachverband Biogas, Stadtwerke Aachen AG, 2006/07
  • Development of a concept for funding of biomethane feed in into the natural gas grid in Luxembourg
    Ordered by: Ministry of Commerce Luxembourg, 2006
  • "Möglichkeiten der Einspeisung von Biogas in das österreichische Erdgasnetz"
    (Options for biogas feed in in the Austrian natural gas grid)

    Ordered by: Energie-Control (österreich), 2005
  • "Analyse und Bewertung von Nutzungsmöglichkeiten von Biomasse, Schwerpunkt: Aufbereitung und Einspeisung von Biogas in Erdgasnetze"
    (Anaylsis and evaluation of the use of biomass - focus: biogas upgrading and feed in in natural gas grids)

    Ordered by: Bundesverband der deutschen Gas- und Wasserwirtschaft, 2004/05
  • "Evaluierung der Möglichkeiten zur Einspeisung von Biogas in das Erdgasnetz"
    (Evaluation of the possibilities for Biogas feed in in natural gas grids); available at www.fnr.de -> Mediathek

    Funded by: Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V., 2004/05
  • Study improvement: "Netzzugang und Nutzungswege von Biogas" (Gas grid access and use of biogas)
    Ordered by: Verbundnetz Gas AG, 2004
  • BioHypp - Biogas-fired Combined Hybrid Heat and Power Plant; member of advisory group
    Coordinated by: DLR Germany, financed by EU, Horizon 2020
  • Technical assistence (heat and mass flow modelling) of integration of a novel H2 generation process into an existing organic waste based biogas/biomethane production plant
    Ordered by: Lindum AS, Norway, 2016/17
  • Identification of promising countries regarding the implementation of the biological methanation
    Ordered by: Power to Gas Technology provider, 2015
  • Biomass Policies – contribution as stakeholder advisory group member
    Ordered by: Deutsche Energieagentur, 2014-2016
  • Feasibility study on renewable energy supply for water treatment systems in Democratic Republic Congo
    Ordered by: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), 2010/11
  • Consultation and devolopment of a concept of biogas plant as company power supply
    Ordered by: industrial client, 2006-2008
  • Feasibility study for integration of a biogas plant in waste water treatment of a sugar production plant
    Ordered by: industrial client, 2006/07
  • Support of a feasibility study for realisation of a bioethanol plant combined with biogas production in Slovakia
    Ordered by: industrial client, 2006
  • Study on optimised biomass utilisation in the area around the city of Lübeck
    Ordered by: Maschinenring funded by RegionAktiv, 2006
  • "Analyse zur Getreidekleienutzung einer Getreidemühle"
    (Analysis of utilisation options for corn bran from a corn mill)

    Ordered by: industrial client, 2006
  • RegioSustain - Feasibility studies, consultations and workshops for realisation of plants for energy supply from biomass in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovenia
    Funded by: EU, 2005-07
  • "Biomasse-Nutzung in Heizkraftwerken zur Versorgung von Wärmenetzen in Polen"
    (Biomass utilisation in combined Heat-and-Power plants in Poland)

    Funded by: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), 2004/05
  • "Strategien zur nachhaltigen energetischen Nutzung von Biomasse in ausgewählten Modellregionen"
    (Strategies for sustainable energy production from biomass in model regions)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2004/06
  • Scientific monitoring of using Biogas Production Optimizer BPO in biogas plants
    Ordered by Yara Industrial, 2015-2016
  • Biological process monitoring and consultancy with regard to the biological process for biogas plant optimisation
    Ordered by: Various biogas plant operators, 2014-2017
  • IBBA-Workshop "Pretreatment of Cellulosic Feedstocks, Economizing Biogas Production, Sustainable Biomass and Cheap Carbon Sources", Esbjerg, Denmark
    Self-organised within the work of www.ibbaworkshop.eu, August 2016
  • Biogas seminar for employees of the indonesian "Agency for The Assessment and Application of Technology - BPPT" from Jakarta, Indonesia,
    Ordered by: Fraunhofer IFF, 2016
  • Support ARSESP to develop a draft proposal for a state regulation for the injection of biomethane into the Natural Gas grid
    Ordered by: GIZ, 2016
  • Training course for Bioenergy Cluster entrepreneurs about biogas production and use in small-scale biogas plants in Colombia
    Ordered by: Cámara de Comercio de Cali, 2016
  • Study Tour for Brazilian Natural Gas Distributors and Regulators
    Ordered by: GIZ, 2015
  • Online-Course: Overview of Industry Trends, Dynamics and Disruptive Innovations in Renewable Energy Technologies
    Ordered by: Capvision, 2015
  • Training course for the Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE) for the topic: „Substrates, Technologies, Costs, System Services and Business Models of biogas for electricity generation”,
    Ordered by: GIZ, 2015
  • Preparation, Conduction and follow-up of a practical orienteted seminar for project engineers with regard to feasability studies for waste treating biogas plants in Brazil
    Ordered by: GIZ, 2014
  • IBBA-Workshop "Methane Emissions from biogas plants", Kiel, Germany
    Self-organised within the work of www.ibba.se, September 2014
  • Training Course "Biogas and Biomethane Distribution - Experiences from Europe and Possibilities in Brazil: fundamentals, development, technologies, marketing and regulation held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2014
    Ordered by: GIZ 2014
  • Lectures in the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Bioenergy within the frame of the Project KOSMOS
    ("Konstruktion und Organisation eines Studiums in offenen Systemen") at the University Rostock

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Research, 2014-15
  • Organisation of the 1st Renewable Gas Technology Conference REGATEC (www.regatec.org), Malmö, Sweden May 2014
    self initiated project in cooperation with RENEWTEC AB, Sweden
  • Contributions for a workshop on biogas production and use for Brazilian participants in Germany
    Ordered by: Dorsch Consult, funded by GIZ, 2014
  • Organisation of the IBBA-Workshop "Digestate treatment & use", Höör, Sweden
    Self-organised in cooperation with the Swedish Gas Technology Centre within the work of www.ibba.se, September 2013
  • Workshops für scientific cooperation in the biogas sector China-Germany
    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Research, 2009-10
  • Knowledge Transfer for construction and operation of bioenergy plants in Tatarstan / Russia
    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2009-11
  • "BiNeRu Bioenergienetzwerke Russland: Aufbau von Kompetenznetzwerken mit den russischen Regionen Nizhny-Novgorod, Kirov und Kaluga zu Nutzung von Bioenergie in Russland"
    (Bioenergy networks Russia: Construction of competence networks with the Russian regionas Nizhny-Novgorod, Kirov and Kaluga for energetic use of biomass)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2009-11
  • Exporthandbook Biogasmarket INTERNATIONAL 2008/2009
    Ordered by: Deutsche Energie Agentur, 2008-10
  • Workshops and Seminars for supply and use of biogas
    Ordered by: companies, investors, technology suppliers 2006, 2007
  • Workshops "Bioenergie braucht Partner - Argumente und Handlungsspielräume für Kommunen"
    (Bioenergy needs partners - arguments and realisation options for municipalities)

    Ordered by: Berliner Energieagentur, 2004
  • Energy from Biomass, lectures in the official trade fair programme of the German Government, China / Poland / Sweden / Slovenia / Italy
    Ordered by: German Government, 2003-2008
  • Energy from Biomass, organisation and realisation of information workshops in Bulgaria, Russia, Poland and Czech Republic
    Ordered by: Bundesagentur für Außenwirtschaft, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Evaluation of quality standards and quality variability of chicken manure for its use in biogas plants
    Ordered by: Biogas plant operator, 2016
  • Concept for Optimization of a municipal biowaste biogas plant  
    Ordered by: ALBA, 2016
  • Analysis of technical problems with heating a biogas plant
    Ordered by: Biogas plant operator, 2014
  • Biological process monitoring and consultancy with regard to the biological process for biogas plant optimisation
    Ordered by: Various biogas plant operators, 2014-2017
  • Evaluation of optimisation potentials for biogas plant operation with the focus on reuse of digestates, management of digestate storage tanks and use of trace elements for the fermentation process, Energy demand optimisation, monitoring of mixer efficiency
    Ordered by: Biomethane plant operator, 2014
  • Concept for biogas production and local use as vehicle fuel from agricultural and municipal waste
    Funded by: Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie, 2017
  • Evaluation of quality standards and quality variability of chicken manure for its use in biogas plants
    Ordered by: Biogas plant operator, 2016
  • Concept for Optimization of a municipal biowaste biogas plant
    Ordered by: ALBA, 2016
  • EffiSludge for LIFE: to improve resource and energy efficiency in the treatment of Pulp and Paper Industry wastewater – contribution as stakeholder advisory group member
    Ordered by: Scandinavian Biogas Fuels – funded by EU LIFE 2020, 2016-2019
  • Concept for a municipal biowaste biogas plant
    Ordered by: Stadtwerke Nettetal, 2016
  • Assessment of biogas and biomethane production plants as a basis for a buying decisions
    Ordered by: Investment companies, 2015, 2016
  • Analysis of concepts for biogas use from a biogas plant in Brazil (São Paulo / Minas Gerais)
    Ordered by: German biogas plant supplier, 2015
  • Comparison and baseline study on technologies for reduction of Siloxanes from landfill gas
    Ordered by: Ecometano Brazil, 2014
  • Evaluation of concepts for biogas production in the Polish food industry in the EU funded project "PWP Bioenergy for Agriculture and food industry"
    Ordered by: Neu e.V.; funded by EU grant 2013-2015
  • Consulting Expert in the EU funded project "Food-to-Waste-to-Food" F2W2F for development of an innovative waste digestion technology
    Ordered by: Lindum Norway; funded by EU grant 2012-2015
  • Consultation for market entrance in biogas plant market in Germany
    Ordered by: producer of biogas components, 2012/2013
  • "Nachhaltige Biogaserzeugung in Deutschland - Bewertung der Wirkungen des EEG"
    (Sustainable biogas production in Germany - Evaluation of effects of the Renewable Energy Act)

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2010-11
  • "Erarbeitung von züchterischen und technischen Parametern einer Energierübe für eine wettbewerbsfähige Biogasproduktion"
    (Development of technical and breeding parameters of energy beet for competitive biogas production)

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2010-12
  • Update of the German Biogas handbook "Handreichung Biogasgewinnung und -nutzung"
    (today "Leitfaden Biogasgewinnung und -nutzung"); available at www.fnr.de -> Mediathek

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2010-11
  • "Entwicklung eines Stoff- und Energiestrommanagements für einen Biogasprozess mit erhöhtem energetischen Wirkungsgrad"
    (Development of material and energy management process for biogas process with increased efficiency)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economy, 2008-09
  • "Die Rolle des Stromes aus Biogas in zukünftigen Energieversorgungsstrukturen"
    (The role of electricity from biogas in future energy structures)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry for Environment, 2008-09
  • "Bundesmessprogramm zur Bewertung neuartiger Biomasse-Biogasanlagen"
    (Measuring program for evaluation of new biogas plants) ; available at www.fnr.de -> Mediathek

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2007-09
  • "Stand der Technik von Biogasanlagen"
    (State of the art of the technology of biogas plants); available at www.uba.de

    Ordered by: Umweltbundesamt, 2008-09
  • Economic feasibility calculations for biogas plants
    Ordered by: Fachverband Biogas, 2007
  • Evaluation of biogas yields of different substrates
    Ordered by: credit institute, 2007
  • Feasibility studies for biogas plants in the Volga region (Tatarstan, Russia)
    Ordered by: International Finance Corporation of The World Bank, 2007
  • Consultation for market entrance in biogas plant market as investor and plant operator
    Ordered by: Energy utility, 2007
  • "Beurteilung von Biogasanlagenparks im Vergleich zu Hof-Einzelanlagen"
    (Comparison of large biogas plant parks and single placed biogas plants)

    Ordered by: Deutsche Umwelthilfe, 2006/2007
  • "Standardisierung von Qualitätsanforderungen an landwirtschaftliche Biogasanlagen"
    (Standardisation of quality criteria for agricultural biogas plants)

    Funded by: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, 2006-08
  • "Abgleich des Biogaspotenzials aus Gülle und Nachwachsenden Rohstoffen in Deutschland mit dem vorhandenen Anlagenbestand"
    (Evaluation of the biogas potential from excrements and energy crops in Germany with the existing biogas plants)

    Ordered by: Deutsche Kreditbank, 2006
  • Data supply on statistics of German biogas plants
    Ordered by: different companies, 2005-2007
  • "Biogas-Messprogramm I"
    (Measuring program for evaluation of biogas plants) ; available at www.fnr.de -> Mediathek

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, 2005-08
  • Feasibility studies for agricultural and industrial large scale biogas plants
    Ordered by: industrial companies, 2005/2006
  • "Ökologische Begleitforschung zur energetischen Biomassenutzung: Optimierungen für einen nachhaltigen Ausbau der Biogaserzeugung und -nutzung in Deutschland"
    (Ecological research regarding biomass to energy: Optimisation for a sustainable increase of biogas production and use in Germany)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry for Environment, 2005-08
  • Evaluation of industrial biogas potentials in Germany
    Ordered by: Energy utility, 2005
  • "Modellgestützte Fernüberwachung von Biogasanlagen"
    (Model based telemonitoring of biogas plants)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economy, 2004/06
  • "Biogaserzeugung durch Trockenvergärung von organischen Rückständen, Nebenprodukten und Abfällen aus Landwirtschaft - Naturwissenschaftlich-technische Untersuchungen sowie technische, ökologische und ökonomische Analyse von Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik"
    (Biogas production from high solids concentration technologies in the agriculture)

    Funded by: Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V., 2004/06
  • "Ökologische Analyse einer Biogasnutzung aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen"
    (Ecological evaluation of biogas use from energy crops)

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR), 2004-06
  • Evaluation of industrial biogas potentials in Bavaria
    Ordered by: Energy utility, 2005
  • Feasibility of two biogas plants in China
    Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economy, 2004/05
  • "Handreichung Biogasgewinnung und -nutzung"
    (The German Biogas Handbook); available at www.fnr.de -> Mediathek

    Funded by: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR), 2002/04
  • Expert in a lawsuit on the efficiency of a manure based biogas plant
    Ordered by: Landgericht Potsdam, 2016-2017
  • Assesment of companies applying for the participation at EU gateway business avanues
    Ordered by GFA / EU gateway business avenues; 2015, 2016
  • Expert report in a lawsuit of agricultural biogas plant operator against digestate drying company
    Ordered by: Courtyard, 2015-2017
  • Expert report in a lawsuit for a biomethan producer
    Ordered by: Biomethane plant operator, 2013
  • Evaluation of research project proposals for grants from the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy
    Ordered by: Euronorm GmbH, 2014
  • Evaluation of environmental expert reports for biogas plants and biofuel CHP
    (Prüfung von EEG-Umweltgutachten)

    Ordered by: Deutsche Akkreditierungs- und Zulassungsgesellschaft für Umweltgutachter GmbH, 2012-2014
  • Expert support during development of EU grant proposals
    Ordered by: Dreyer & Bosse Kraftwerke GmbH, 2012/2013
  • Evaluation of research project proposals for Austrian grants in the Greentech/Biotechnology sector
    Ordered by: FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency, 2012, 2014
  • Technical due diligence of a Sinnrgie-Biogas-concept
    Ordered by: Investor, 2009
  • Due Diligence for a biogas plant in Sachsen-Anhalt
    Ordered by: Investor, 2009
  • Expert report in a lawsuit of agricultural biogas plant operator against technology supplier
    Ordered by: DIscrict court Chemnitz, 2009-10
  • "Monitoring der Stromerzeugung aus Biomasse nach dem EEG - Folgevorhaben III"
    (Monitoring and optimisation of Renewable Energy Act for electricity supply from biomass)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2009-11
  • Check of funding proposals in the Umweltinvestitionsprogramm of the Federal Ministry of Environment
    Ordered by: Umweltbundesamt, 2008-09
  • "Energietechnologien 2050 - Schwerpunkte für Forschung und Entwicklung"
    (Energy technologies 2050 - Focuses for research and development)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Economy, 2008-09
  • "Nutzungsstrukturen und Mindeststandards für nachwachsende Energieträger im Rahmen des EEG"
    (Utilisation structures and standards for renewable energies within the Renewable Energy Act)

    Ordered by: WWF Berlin, 2006
  • Expert report on the biogas plant Rhadereistedt after a heavy operational accident
    Ordered by: Police, 2006
  • "Monitoring zur Wirkung des novellierten EEG auf die Entwicklung der Stromerzeugung aus Biomasse"
    (Monitoring of the effects of the Renewable Energy Act on electricity production from biomass)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2005/08
  • Expert report on a biogas plant within a lawsuit of agricultural biogas plant operator against technology supplier
    Ordered by: Discrict court Flensburg, 2005
  • "Monitoring zur Wirkung der Biomasseverordnung"
    (Monitoring of the effects of the biomass ordinance)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment & Umweltbundesamt (UBA), 2004/06
  • Due diligences for concepts of biogas plants for energy crops, agricultural and industrial residues
    Ordered by: industrial clients, investors, Credit institutes, 2003 - 2012
  • Stoffliche Nutzung von Produktionsreststoffen aus der Hanfproduktion - Bereitstellung von Torfersatz und Alternativen
    Funded by: Thüringer Aufbaubank, 2017
  • Technological and economic evaluation of solutions for organic waste treatment in the town of Gera for biogas production
    Ordered by: local waste management utility; 2013-2014
  • Analysis of the energetic use (biogas production) and material recycling of organic wastes of the city of Leipzig
    Ordered by: industrial client, 2009
  • "BERBION: Die Stadt der Zukunft - Eine bedarfsangepasste ZERO-WASTE-Bioraffinerie"
    (BERBION: Town of the Future - a demand oriented ZERO-WASTE Biorefinery)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Research, 2009-13
  • "Modelltechnische Begleitung der Optimierung einer modellbasierten Regelung des Kompostierungsprozesses"
    (Modeling of the composting process for Process optimisation)

    Funded by: Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschung (AiF), 2008-10
  • "Energetische Verwertung von Straßenbegleitgrün" (Energetic use of biomass from road embankments)
    Ordered by: Bundesamt für Straßenwesen, 2004/05
  • "Nachhaltige Biomassenutzungsstrategien im europäischen Kontext"
    (Sustainable biomass utilisation strategies in the European Framework)

    Funded by: Federal Ministry of Environment, 2003/05
  • "Stoffstromanalyse zur nachhaltigen energetischen Nutzung von Biomasse"
    (Material flow analyses for sustainable energy production from biomass)

    Ordered by: öko-Institut Darmstadt, 2001/04
  • "Durch Prozessregelung zum Rotteerfolg - Ein modellbasiertes Regelungskonzept für biologische aerobe Abfallbehandlungsanlagen auf der Grundlage von Fuzzy Logic"
    (Process control to suceed the aerobic organic waste treatment based on fuzzy logic)

    Thesis at Bauhaus-University Weimar 2000-2003
  • "Untersuchung des Wärmestaus bei der Kompostierung"
    (Heat accumulation in compost heaps)

    Research project at Bauhaus-University Weimar 2002
  • Behaviour of PVC in Landfills
    EU-Project funded by DG Environment, 1999-2000
  • "Kompostierung von landwirtschaftlichen Reststoffen in einer Demonstrationsanlage (BioQuickReaktor)"
    (Composting of agricultural residues in a demonstration plant)

    Ordered by: industrial client 1999
  • "Begleitende Untersuchungen zu Pilotanlagen zur mechanisch-biologischen Abfallbehandlung mit dem Bio-Puster-Verfahren in Stendal, Brandenburg und Wien"
    (Evaluation of the Bio-Puster process for mechanical-biological waste treatment in Stendal, Brandenburg and Vienna)

    Research project at University Rostock 1998
  • "Untersuchungen zum Setzungsverhalten von mechanisch-biologisch stabilisiertem Restabfall auf der Deponie Stendal"
    (Evaluation of settlement of mechanical-biological treated stabilised waste at the Stendal landfill)

    Research project at University Rostock 1998
  • Analysis of der permissions of waste treatment plants in south Sweden
    Trainee work at Tyréns Infrakonsult AB, Kristianstad, Sweden 1998
  • Comparison of waste treatment methods in Sweden and Germany at the example of the regions Skåne and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    Trainee work at Tyréns Infrakonsult AB, Kristianstad, Sweden 1998