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On the potential of plant biomass for a bio-based industry in Europe

At the end of September 2023, 30 participants from research and industry from six European countries met at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) in Cottbus to discuss the challenges of the BeonNAT project. Together, they are looking for ways to make industry more sustainable through the use of plant biomass.

Tour of the experimental area in Welzow


Online lectures on structural change in lignite mining areas

A new online lecture series by the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University Aachen (RWTH) addresses the challenges and prospects of coal phase-out regions.

Umbrellas and deck chairs in front of open pit mine panorama


Society in the Lusatian Structural Change - Lectures and Discussion

At the start of the winter semester 2023/24, the public lecture series "Open BTU" will focus on social issues associated with structural change in Lusatia in four lectures. Whether in urban development, attractive places to work and live, or in the context of social innovations, the transformation processes are multi-layered.



Mobile and full of energy - creative minds at the BTU campus

Alternative Propulsion for climate-friendly mobility, interesting facts about flow experiments under zero gravity, learning in digital worlds: The list of exciting topics is diverse and offers all those interested not only news from science but also phenomena to marvel at, to touch and to try out.

Banner of the night of creative minds


Fit for the future: Two lignite regions get ready

Environmental scientists from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and RWTH Aachen University have analyzed how the past and present shape the future of Germany's two most important lignite regions and which opportunities should be exploited.

Sedlitz lake


European final in Italy: BTU students with start-up ideas

Students of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU) present their start-up idea to the jury in the final of the EUNICE Imagine Innovation Cup. The finalists of the EUNICE Contamination Lab also successfully completed the Italian Summer School from July 10 to 14, 2023.

BTU delegation to the finals of the Contamination Lab


1.37 million euros for the conservation of agricultural biodiversity

How biodiversity in intensively used agricultural landscapes can be preserved and increased again in the medium term is being researched by scientists under the leadership of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in the project "Stabilization and increase of biodiversity and ecosystem services on agricultural land through the creation of diverse agroforestry use structures (SEBAS)".

Field with poppy and tree strip