Professor Andreas Hornung has been appointed for the chair in Bioenergy.
Andreas Hornung holds 19 patents and has published more than 150 scientific publications to date. His institutes employed in 2014 about 120 staff members and are doing applied research in various sustainable topics.
The main strategic topic of Hornung’s work today is the development of decentralized power providing units combined with pyrolysis, gasification and digestion units – called the Biobattery.
Professor Hornung is also a part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, engineers, philosophers, linguists, economists, artists, writers, lawyers, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.