Position: Head of Working Group Innovative Solid Biofuels
Organisation: DBFZ German Biomass Research Center GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zeng studied mechanical engineering at HS Merseburg and process engineering at TU Dresden. From 2005 to 2008 he was working at HS Energieanlagen GmbH, Freising/Germany as a project engineer dealing with the planning, construction and initial start-up of an 500kW allothermal steam gasifier with fluidized bed technology. Since 2008, he has been working as a researcher at the DBFZ in the field of characterization, production and optimization of solid biofuels to reduce ash related problems during combustion and gasification on small, medium and industrial-scale as well as ash valorization and biochar utilization. He is team leader of the working group Innovative Solid Biofuels at DBFZ, member of the ISO/TC 238 “Solid Biofuels” and he published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles (Fuel, Energy & Fuels, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering) and papers in relevant conference proceedings.