Innovation forum BIOH2BK – BioHydrogen + BioConversion Central Germany officially launched with digital event

Together with the partner Mitteldeutsches Energiegespräch (MDEG – https://mitteldeutsches-energiegesprä, the Innovation Forum BioH2BK – BioHydrogen + Bioconversion Central Germany could be launched on March 25, 2021, within the framework of an online event due to the pandemic. Nearly 100 participants had registered, and from 7:00 p.m. until around 11:00 p.m. they ended the evening with presentations and a subsequent get-together in the virtual social media room at Tremper.

Instead of a webinar now designed as a discussion platform, the range was surprisingly large. For example, the most distant participant – Mr. Hans-Henning Judek from Japan (Yokohama) – was connected via zoom from 03:00 a.m. local time and gave an exciting presentation on the use of biofuels in shipping.

The goal of a supra-regional address could be fully achieved through the topic focus on CO₂-neutral biocircular economy – from previously unused biomass to its energetic utilization and to the production of bioplastics – and a digitalized event platform. The complex topic of biocircular economy was further fanned out in keynote speeches. Speakers included:

Dr.-Ing. Christian Huck, 1st Chairman of BioEnergie Verbund e.V., Jena: “Focus on CO₂-neutral biocircular economy: From previously unused biomass to its energetic utilization and the production of bioplastics”,

Dr. Christian Abendroth, TU Dresden, Institute for Waste and Recycling Management and Robert Boyle Institute e.V., Jena: “Export of green microbiomes”,

Prof. Dr. Michael Stelter, Deputy Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systeme IKTS, Hermsdorf: “Biogenic value creation – is there only hydrogen?”,

Torsten Knaack, Hassleben/Brandenburg: “Competence Center Indoorfarm 4.0”,

Thomas Grabe, Head of technology at Stadtwerke Lu. Wittenberg GmbH: “The production and use of renewable hydrogen from the perspective of a municipal utility of a medium-sized city”,

Philipp Pylla, Project Manager Sustainable Supply Structures of Thüringer Energie- und GreenTech-Agentur GmbH (ThEGA), Erfurt: “Status of hydrogen activities in Thuringia”,

Christoph Hiemer, Co-Founder and Site, Technology and Project Development of carbonauten GmbH, Giengen. “NET (Negative Emission Technology) using the example of the Eberswalde site – The pyrolytic carbonization of local biogenic residues and problematic materials”,

Thomas Gottweiss, Environmental and energy policy spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group in the Thuringian state parliament, Erfurt: “Possibilities for shaping policy with regard to hydrogen activities in Thuringia”, and

Hans-Henning Judek, President, CEO J.E. Access Ltd, Yokohama-shi 231-0006, Japan: “The use of ligno-cellulosic biomass to produce carbon-neutral fuel for ships and for highly-flexible diesel power plants as a ‘backbone’ for solar and wind power plants.”

As a recording, the film made for this purpose can be listened to and read under the Events section on the BioH2BK Innovation Forum’s web page ( Our website will be continuously updated with further reports, opinions, discussion contributions, etc. Contact and collaboration in the innovation forum are explicitly desired.

Video of the event from 25.03.2021: web page of the BioH2BK – Innovation Forum. ( – YouTube: Click image in the middle or image below left!