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Biomass Institute (BIT)

Biomass Institute (BIT)

Institute profile

The Biomass Institute (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 Biomass Institute is one of four institutes at the Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer at HSWT. Under the umbrella of the Biomass Institute, both universities work closely together to achieve their strategic goal of continuously developing 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 Biomass Institute:

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

Information material

(in German)


Research areas

Research projects (link to the German website)

Academic director

Managing Director

Contact Ansbach

Hochschule Ansbach
Residenzstraße 8
91522 Ansbach

Dr. Marion Jürgens
T +49 981 4877-502
F +49 981 4877-188
marion.juergens [at]