FHWN 2016 65829 PR

Franz Theuretzbacher

Bakk. techn.
87831 m jpg lgfs

Franz Theuretzbacher

Bakk. techn.


Head of Department of Sustainable Energy Systems & Bioeconomy


Campus Wieselburg
Zeiselgraben 4
3250 Wieselburg
87831 m jpg lgfs

Research Activities

  • Bio(FLEX)Net

    Due to the benefit of being storable, the production of biogas allows the equalisation of fluctuating energy production from renewable energy sources as wind energy or solar energy. The present project aims to develop adaption measures within a retrofit in order to change the plant operation with the target of offering flexible energy on demand.


  • Saracevic, Wöss, Theuretzbacher, Friedl, Miltner (2018): Techno-economic assessment of providing control energy reserves with a biogas plant.
  • Theuretzbacher, Mauthner (2018): Entwicklung optimierter Anlagenfahrpläne für die flexibilisierte Stromerzeugung und -vermarktung aus Biogasanlagen.
  • Theuretzbacher, Saracevic (2018): Biogas in flexible electricity generation - opportunity or false hope?
  • Theuretbacher Franz / Jungwirth Johann (2016): Operational change of a biomass fired CHP for the provision of control reserve - a techno- economical case study .
  • Lizasoain, Rincon, Theuretzbacher, Enguidanos-Requena, Nielsen, Potthast, Eichinger, Gronauer, Bauer (2016): Biogas production from reed biomass: Effect of pretreatment using different steam explosion conditions.
  • Theuretzbacher, Lizasoain, Lefever, Saylor, Enguidanos-Requena, Weran, Gronauer, Bauer (2015): Steam explosion pretreatment of wheat straw to improve methane yields: Investigation of the degradation kinetics of structural compounds during anaerobic digestion.
  • Theuretzbacher, Blomqvist, Lizasoain, Klietz, Potthast, Horn, Nilsen, Gronauer, Passoth, Bauer (2015): The effect of a combined biological and thermo-mechanical pretreatment of wheat straw on energy yields in coupled ethanol and methane generation.
  • Weinwurm, Theuretzbacher, Drljo, Leidinger, Wannasek, Bauer, Friedl (2014): Assessment of sweet sorghum as a feedstock for a dual fuel biorefinery concept.
  • Theuretzbacher, Lizasoain, Menardo, Nilsen, Gronauer, Bauer (2014): Effect of Steam Explosion Pretreatment on the Specific Methane Yield of Miscanthus x giganteus.
  • Bauer, Lizasoain, Theuretzbacher, Agger, Rincon, Menardo, Saylor, Enguidanos-Requena, Nielsen, Potthast, Eichinger, Gronauer, Horn (2014): Steam explosion pretreatment for enhancing biogas production of late harvested hay.
  • Pucker, Drljo, Friedl, Theuretzbacher, Bauer, Jungmeier (2014): Greenhouse gas reduction potential of biofuels from sweet sorghum.
  • Bauer, Lizasoain, Theuretzbacher, Rincon, Menardo, Enguidanos-Requena, Gronauer (2014): Steam explosion pretreatment for enhancing biogas production of Alpine hay.
  • Weinwurm, Drljo, Theuretzbacher, Bauer, Friedl (2013): Evaluation of Sorghum Biorefinery Concepts for Bioethanol Production.
  • Theuretzbacher, Bauer, Lizasoain, Becker, Rosenau, Potthast, Friedl, Piringer, Gronauer (2013): Potential of different Sorghum bicolor (L. moench) varieties for combined ethanol and biogas production in the Pannonian climate of Austria.
  • Theuretzbacher, Kravanja, Becker, Bauer, Amon, Friedl, Potthast, Amon (2012): Utilization of Sweet Sorghum as a Catch Crop for providing Raw Materials for the Production of Bioethanol and Biogas.
  • Menardo, Bauer, Theuretzbacher, Piringer, Nilsen, Balsari, Pavliska, Amon (2012): Biogas Production from Steam-Exploded Miscanthus and Utilization of Biogas Energy and CO2 in Greenhouses.