Confirmed moderators at the International Congress

Overview of confirmed moderators

Frank Köster


Head of Mobility
Head of Fuels and Powertrains of the Future Network

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl

Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL)

From 1984 to 1990, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl studied chemistry at the Technical University of Braunschweig. From 1990 to 1997 he worked as a research assistant at the Federal Agricultural Research Centre in Braunschweig. In 1993, he completed his doctorate at the TU Braunschweig on the topic of "Determination of pollutant emissions from agricultural tractors when operated with rapeseed oil methyl ester in comparison with diesel fuel". In 2001, he received the Venia Legendi for Ecological Chemistry at the TU Braunschweig and in 2014, the authorisation to teach Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bayreuth.

In 1996, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl began lecturing at TU Braunschweig before moving to a professorship at Coburg University of Applied Sciences in 1997. There he took over the office of Vice President and Research and International Affairs from 2009 to 2014 and was also responsible for the Career Service.

In July 2016, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krahl was elected as the new President of Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and has held this office since 1 December 2016.

Prof. Dr Jürgen Krahl has been conducting research on the topic of fuel e and emissions since 1990. From 2008 to 2016, he was spokesman of the board of the Technology Transfer Centre Automotive at Coburg University of Applied Sciences (TAC). He is a founding member of the Fuels Joint Research Group and Chairman of the UFOP Expert Commission on Biofuels and Renewable Resources.

Christine Kroke

German Bioethanol Industry Association e. V. (BDBe)

Christine Kroke has been press spokesperson at the Federal Association of the German Bioethanol Industry (BDBe) since 1 April 2020.

Previously, Kroke was Corporate Communications Manager at the health start-up Vivy.

Alexey Mozgovoy

German Biogas Association e. V.

Alexey is staff unit for biomethane since 2018 at the German Biogas Association. He coordinates activities of the GBA related to the usage of biomethane as transportation fuel. He studied gas and energy supply and being working on topics of sustainable energy and fuel supply since over 10 years.

Dr. Franziska Müller-Langer

DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH

Franziska Müller-Langer is head of the Biorefineries department at DBFZ with about 40 scientists and technicans who work for the focus research topic biobased products and fuels. Her background is in mechanical engineering with focus on energy technologies. She has comprehensive experiences from national and international with particular emphasis on current and future renewable (bio-)fuels and technology assessments. Moreover she contributes to different bodies, e.g. on IEA, EU and national level.



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