BL2F invites all PhD students and young scientists interested in intermediates to renewable fuels to participate in the project’s Summer School.

Date: 13-14 June 2023

Location: KIT North Campus, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


  • Black liquor and IHTL
  • Biomass and pyrolysis
  • CO2 and FT
  • Methanol and olefines
  • H2 economy


  • KIT
  • Tampere
  • Brunel
  • PSI
  • VTT



9:30 Registration

10:00 Intermediates to renewable fuels (Prof. Dr. Nicolaus Dahmen, KIT)

10:30 High Temperature Liquefaction: Status and an example of pilot demonstration (D. Sc. Jukka Konttinen, TAU)

11:00 On the fundamentals of supercritical water salt separation and concomitant HTL using black liquor (Dr. David Baudouin, PSI)

11:30 Lab visits at KIT-IKFT | VERENA (Hydrothermal Gasification), Python (fast pyrolysis), Continuous HDO, Continuous HTL, Mosys (OME synthesis)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Pyrolysisoils and their application (Dr. Axel Funke, KIT)

14:30 Oxymethylene ethers (OME) as clean and sustainable diesel substitutes (Marius Drexler, KIT)

15:00 Hydrogen economy and use for transport fuels (D.Sc. Jukka Konttinen, TAU)

15:30 Reactor concepts for synthetic natural gas production from CO2 (Mathias Held, KIT-EBI)

17:00 Dinner – get to know the speakers and your peers!


9:30 Towards commercial products from intermediates (Valmet / Navigator)

10:00 Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of bio-oils (Dr. Juha Lehtonen, VTT)

10:30 Group work on mass and energy balances for different intermediates such as black liquor, biomass, plastics, CO2-FT, methanol

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Group presentations

14:00 Tour to KIT Energy Lab 2.0 – Plant network linking electric, thermal and chemical energy flows as well as new information and communication technologies

16:00 Distinctive aspects of techo-economic analyses of the generation of renewable energy carriers (Paul Heinzmann, Andreas Rudi, KIT-IIP)

16:30 TEA / LCA for BL2F

17:00 Closing

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