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Biomass Institute (BIT)

Biomass Institute (BIT)

Institute profile

The Institute for Biomass Research (official website) is a joint institution of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (HSA).

It was established within the scope of the 'Nordbayern-Initiative' (Northern Bavaria Initiative) in March 2016. The Institute’s headquarters is located at the Triesdorf campus of HSWT in western Middle Franconia. It has a second site roughly 20 km away at the university campus in Ansbach.

The Institute for Biomass Research is one of four institutes at the Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer at HSWT. Under the umbrella of the Institute for Biomass Research, both universities work closely together to achieve their strategic goal of continuously developing and promoting the material and energy utilisation of biomass. As a joint knowledge and technology transfer centre, the Institute creates a network between research and economy and intensifies the numerous activities in the field of biomass in the western Middle Franconian region and beyond. It therefore makes a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of the region.

Research areas at the Institute for Biomass Research (links to German websites):



News and announcements can be found on the German page for the Institute for Biomass Research.

Contact Triesdorf

Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Zentrum für Forschung und Wissenstransfer
Markgrafenstraße 16
91746 Weidenbach

T +49 9826 654-390
F +49 9826 654-4390
biomasse-institut [at]

Official website of the Biomass Institute

Biomass institute leaflet


Research areas

Research projects (link to the German website)

Academic director

Managing Director

Contact Ansbach

Hochschule Ansbach
Residenzstraße 8
91522 Ansbach

Alexandra Sept
T +49 981 4877-318
F +49 981 4877-188

alexandra.sept [at]