PFI BIOTECHNOLOGY

PFI Biotechnology’s interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers offers consulting services in all matters relating to process biology, analysis, and plant engineering. More...

BIOGAS

PFI Biotechnology employs biotech tools for material and energetic utilisation of renewable resources. The main focus lies on anaerobic fermentation of biomass to produce biogas. More...

Sustainable Value Creation from Biomass – PFI Biotechnology

 

PFI Biotechnology has been heavily involved in the material and energetic utilisation of biomass since 2003.

 

Several pilot-scale biogas digesters in PFI’s engineering laboratory permit simulation of biogas generation processes under close-to-real-world conditions. Moreover, digesters are also available for biotechnological transformations on a laboratory and on a pilot-plant scale.

 

PFI Biotechnology tests various biomass pretreatment processes (specifically: hydrothermal, enzymatic, and chemical processes), which permit material utilisation or improve energy yields. The work of our scientists and engineers is focussed primarily on the following areas:

  • Determination of the biogas potential and the digestate quality of renewable resources and of food industry and municipal wastes
  • Process-biological management of biogas plants
  • Consultation for biogas plant operators.
  • Design and construction of units for hydrothermal pretreatment (thermal pressure hydrolysis) of various kinds of biomass
  • Development and construction of pretreatment units for process-controlled enzymatic hydrolysis (PEH) of plant biomass

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Zuse Days: Resounding Success
Monday 20.06.2016 - 16:10

Zuse Days: Resounding Success

"Research That Gets Across" was the motto of the "Zuse Days", which were held on 7 and 8  June... read more
PFI Presentation on Waste Heat Utilisation
Monday 20.06.2016 - 10:01

PFI Presentation on Waste Heat Utilisation

On 23 and 24 May the 4th International Symposium – Waste Heat Valorization in Industrial Processes was held in... read more
PFI Biotechnology Newsletter / February 2016
Friday 12.02.2016 - 13:56

PFI Biotechnology Newsletter / February 2016

The PFI Biotechnology online newsletter / February 2016 is out! It is available in German and English. read more
«SaliChem» Project at Half Time
Friday 29.01.2016 - 09:02

«SaliChem» Project at Half Time

As a participant in the CORNET Project «SaliChem», PFI Biotechnology is pursuing the goal of total material and... read more
Pirmasens-Winzeln Energy Park Presentation Delivered at Belgian Biogas Meeting
Friday 18.12.2015 - 20:14

Pirmasens-Winzeln Energy Park Presentation Delivered at Belgian Biogas Meeting

In the course of a training course held by the Belgian biogas platform Biogas-E, Dr. Michael Müller (PFI) delivered a... read more
Power2Gas at Specialist Forum on “Biological Methanation”
Wednesday 18.11.2015 - 20:54

Power2Gas at Specialist Forum on “Biological Methanation”

The East-Bavarian Technology Transfer Institute (Ostbayerische Technologie-Transfer-Institut, OTTI) held its first... read more
PFI Biotechnology Newsletter
Tuesday 21.07.2015 - 17:21

PFI Biotechnology Newsletter

The PFI Biotechnology online newsletter / July 2015 is out! You can view it here in German and... read more
Expert Forum «Biological Methanation»
Thursday 16.07.2015 - 09:01

Expert Forum «Biological Methanation»

Dr. Stefan Dröge, PFI Department Manager Biotechnology and Microbiology, will hold a lecture at the expert forum... read more
PFI Founds Biotechnology Marketing Company
Tuesday 07.07.2015 - 14:53

PFI Founds Biotechnology Marketing Company

Pfalzgas GmbH and Stadtwerke Pirmasens Holding GmbH as Business Partners read more
PFI Inaugurates Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant
Thursday 25.06.2015 - 13:58

PFI Inaugurates Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant

PFI Long-term Storage of Power from Renewable Sources in the National Gas Grid read more
Kick­off meeting for SaliChem held in Pirmasens, Germany
Friday 13.03.2015 - 10:18

Kick­off meeting for SaliChem held in Pirmasens, Germany

The SaliChem kick­off meeting took place on January 20th 2015 in Pirmasens, Germany. The scope of the project and... read more
Successful Participation in the 8th LfL Biogas Round Robin Test
Monday 06.10.2014 - 10:16

Successful Participation in the 8th LfL Biogas Round Robin Test

In May 2014, the Bavarian State Institute for Agriculture (Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, LfL) offered a... read more
Successful Workshop on “Heat Pumps in CHPs”
Tuesday 26.08.2014 - 13:59

Successful Workshop on “Heat Pumps in CHPs”

A second Workshop organised by PFI Biotechnology in the context of the transnational research project W2PHeat was held... read more
Ukrainian Delegation at PFI
Monday 14.07.2014 - 08:15

Ukrainian Delegation at PFI

A 30-person delegation from Ukraine visited PFI on 8 July. Pirmasens was one of the stops on the itinerary of a... read more
Conference on « Progress in Biogas III »
Friday 11.07.2014 - 09:20

Conference on « Progress in Biogas III »

PFI Biotechnology has been operating its own highly innovative biogas plant to produce green electricity since the... read more
Symposium "From Waste Heat to Process Heat" on 22 May
Tuesday 06.05.2014 - 14:24

Symposium "From Waste Heat to Process Heat" on 22 May

Related to the project W2PHeat, which has only recently been successfully completed, and the new project HP4Drying... read more
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant
Tuesday 21.01.2014 - 13:46

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant

Together with Rhineland-Palatinate’s Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Uwe Hüser and the Mayor of Pirmasens Dr.... read more