Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän

Head of chair Bioenergy/Bioenergy Systems

Bioenergy Department at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), German Biomass Research Center GmbH (DBFZ), and University of Leipzig

Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig

Significant career milestones

Since 2011
Professorship in Bioenergy Systems at the University of Leipzig

Since 2010
Establishment of the Bioenergy Department at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig

Since 2008
Deputy Scientific Director of the DBFZ Since 2002 Institute for Energy and Environment Leipzig / German Biomass Research Center GmbH (DBFZ), Leipzig

University of Stuttgart, Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy

University of Potsdam, Center of Environmental Sciences, post-doctoral fellowship to Dr.-Ing. at the Bauhaus University of Weimar (2001)

Graduate in Technical Environment Protection at the TU Berlin

Current fields of activity

  • System modelling and system evaluation
  • Potential analyses, market analyses and scenarios for the provision of heat, electricity and fuel from biomass
  • Optimisation of biogenic material flows (sustainability issues, logistics, quality management, standardisation etc.) for material and energetic utilisation
  • Analysis and evaluation of technologies and concepts for the recovery and utilisation of bioenergy sources
  • Technical support for the BMU research program 'Optimisation of Energetic Biomass Use' in the framework of the Climate Protection Initiative
  • Techno-economic accompanying research for the BMELV's 'Bioenergy Regions' competition
  • Sector head of 'Accompanying Research' in the 'Bioeconomy Central Germany' excellence cluster
  • Coordinator of the EU research project 'SECTOR'