ERN - Energy Raw Materials Network

The Energy Raw Materials Network (ERN) continues the  activities of the former information platform “German  Center for Gasification Technologies” (DeZeV). Currently, ten partners from science and industry in the fields of  energy and Carbon resource conversion are active in the ERN.

The network provides a platform for collaboration, knowledge transfer and exchange through regular  meetings, courses, workshops and conferences.

Topics addressed by the ERN include new developments, current projects and operational experiences linked to:

  • The efficient, sustainable and economical utilization of primary and secondary carbon resources in particular for the provision of base chemicals, fuels, coke, other carbonaceous products and hydrogen
  • Strategies, approaches and technologies for reduction of carbon footprint, e.g. CO2 minimization, carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCS&U).

The network activities promote scientific exchange along the whole carbon innovation and value chain from fundamental research to commercial applications. The ERN will be integrated into the Circular Carbon Economy Network (CCE). This network brings together science and industry partners from energy, chemical, waste management and recycling sectors and focuses on promoting a transformation from a linear to circular carbon economy and closing the carbon cycle.

Partners are

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering



RWE Power AG








Mibrag mbH




Envirotherm GmbH




German Biomass Research Center


TAF Freiberg

TAF Thermische Apparate Freiberg GmbH



IBExU Institut für Sicherheitstechnik GmbH

Technical engineering service company in the field of explosion protection

Eurofins Umwelt Ost GmbH Niederlassung Freiberg