Dr. Jan Liebetrau is Head of Biochemical Conversion Department at the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ; German Biomass Research Center) in Leipzig.
After obtaining a Diploma in Civil Engineering Jan Liebetrau received his PhD at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar on the topic “Control System for the anaerobic treatment of organic waste”. From 2006 to 2007 he was visiting scientist at the Alberta Research Council, Canada, working on a project “Integrated Manure Utilization System” (IMUS). From 2008 to 2010 he has been group leader before he became Head of the Department Biochemical Conversion at (DBFZ). Jan Liebetrau’s main research interests are process control of AD processes, solid state fermentation and emissions from biogas plants.