BIOFIT INDUSTRY FORUM – H2020 Project on Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry

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. Retrofitting means often lower capital costs, shorter lead times, faster implementation, less production time losses and lower risks. Core actions in BIOFIT are highlighting existing bioenergy retrofits and developing ten retrofit case studies in collaboration with industrial partners. In parallel, the broader industry will be engaged and supported through five Industry fora. This workshop will present and discuss the projects interim results.

      For more information on the project, please visit the BIOFIT website.


13:00 – 13:05 – Short introduction to webinar procedure – Patrick Reumermann, Arne Gröngröft
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV, DBFZ

13:05 – 13:10 – BIOFIT: Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry – Patrick Reumerman
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV

13:10 – 13:20 – Retrofitting in pulp and paper industry facilities: towards a more efficient usage of bioenergy – Kristian Melin
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD

13:20 – 13:30 – 1G biofuel facilities: how can they play a role in producing advanced biofuels? – Arne Gröngröft
DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH

13:30 – 13:45 Discussion/ Questions of participants – All, chaired by Patrick Reumermann

13:45 – 13:55 – Repowering coal power and CHP plants with biomass – Michalis-Alexandros Kougioumtzis
Centre for Research & Technology Hellas

13:55 – 14:05 – Possibilities for transition of fossil refineries into biorefineries – Claude Mirodatos
IRCELYON – Institut de recherches sur la catalyse et l’environnement de Lyon

14:05 – 14:15 – Policy recommendations for bioenergy retrofitting – Dominik Rutz

14:15 – 14:45Questions of attendees & Open Panel Discussion with all speakers – All, Chaired by Patrick Reumermann
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV

Credit: BTG Biomass Technology Group BV


13:00 – 15:00



Arne Gröngröft

Anne Mesecke, DBFZ


To attend this event please make a regular conference registration.
Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.