DBI-Virtuhcon is a Germany based operator of gasification pilot plants. It offers experimental and computational services with a focus on high temperature/ high pressure conversion processes of coal (all ranks), biomass, petcoke, waste, etc. Its core competence is the production of syngas, synthetic fuels, SNG and base chemicals by means of gasification and pyrolysis. DBI-Virtuhcon offers the whole range from lab scale over bench scale to pilot and demo scale experiments, as well as process chain simulation and CFD simulation. Ultimately, it offers design and basic engineering for several types of gasifiers, POX units, pyrolysis reactors and equipment such as burners.

“By bundling our competences we guarantee the high quality of our services” explains managing director Prof. Meyer.
The close collaboration with the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, in particular with the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, enables the customer-specific performance of manifold experimental and analytical tasks to support and validate the various services.

Bernd Meyer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd MeyerManaging Director

  • Gasification technologies for solid, liquid and gaseous energy raw materials
  • Thermo-chemical conversion processes (low, medium and high temperature) with emphasis on pyrolysis, gasification and combustion
  • Burner development for solid fuels gasification and conversion of gaseous fuels
  • Plants and concepts for energetic and non-energetic utilization of energy raw materials
  • Trouble shooting
  • Expert reports
  • Patents
Olaf Schulze

Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Schulze, General manager/authorized officer

  • Operation of large-scale gasification plants (in research and commercial applications)
  • Development of gasification processes for coal, gas and biomass:
    • Engineering, construction and commissioning of pilot and demo plants
    • Engineering of coal gasification plants for the Chinese market
    • Patents
Alexander Laugwitz

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Laugwitz, Head of Project Management

  • Initiation and planning of international projects
  • Contracting
  • Evaluation of commercial coal gasifiers and their application
  • Flowsheet simulation of gasifiers and synthesis
  • Feasibility studies for gasification projects