About us

About us

Conceptual photo of bio fuel from corn and rape seeds. Isolated on white

The Institute of biomass research 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. At the same time, it is one of four institutions at the Centre for Research and Knowledge Transfer at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences.

Under the umbrella of the Institute of biomass research, 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.


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bauer – Scientific Director (middle)
Dr. Nicolas Alt  – Managing Director (left).
Prof. Dr. Reimann – Deputy Scientific Director (right).

Follow the link to the overview of our management.

Office Triesdorf

Dr. Nicolas Alt
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-390

Manuel Schön
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-394


Office Ansbach

Alexandra Sept
Tel.: +49 (0) 981 4877-318

Petra Higgins
Tel.: +49 (0) 981 4877-339

Follow the link to a detailed overview of all our employees including contact details and photos.
(Only in German language)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bauer
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-209

Pflanzenbau, Pflanzenschutz

Prof. Dr. Peter Breunig
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-217

Marketing, Marktlehre

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Christ
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-229

Bautechnik, Siedlungswasserbau

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. phil. Bruno Ehrmaier
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-238
Mobil: +49 (0) 176 47319494
Tel.: +49 (0) 8761 3014653 (Home-Office)

Elektrotechnik, Mess- und Regeltechnik

Thermodynamik, Strömungslehre

Chemie, Umweltanalytik

Ökonomie, Verbraucherpolitik





Physik, Erneuerbare Energien


Biochemie, Mikrobiologie

Geobotanik, Landschaftsökologie

Technische Mechanik

Bioenergie, Werkstofftechnik

Angewandtes Agrarmanagement

Erzeugung und Verarbeitung von Lebensmitteln pflanzlicher Herkunft

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Wilbois
Tel.: +49 (0) 9826 654-204

Pflanzenproduktionssysteme in der ökologischen Landwirtschaft

Angewandte Kunststofftechnik
Studienzentrum Weißenburg


Prof. Dr. Andreas Boger
Tel.: +49 (0) 981 4877-399

Materialwissenschaften, Maschinenbau




Thermodynamik, Fluiddynamik




Chemie, Pharmazie



Bio- und Umwelttechnik


Strömungs-, Prozesssimulation


Energie- und Umweltrecht


Angewandte Ingenieurwissenschaften
Energie- und Umweltsystemtechnik


Elektrische Energietechnik