Berlin, November 25th, 2016
State Secretary Barthle congratulates aireg-board on re-election
(left to right: Dr. Joachim Buse, Siegfried Knecht, Norbert Barthle, MdB, Dr. Michael Engel, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner)
At its general meeting on November 23th, 2016, members of aireg e.V have confirmed the existing Management Board for another two years.
In the presence of Member of the Advisory Council and Parliamentary State Secretary Norbert Barthle, Member of the Bundestag, Siegfried Knecht (Chairman), Dr. Joachim Buse, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner, Prof. Jürgen Raps and Dr. Michael Engel were unanimously re-elected.
Siegfried Knecht was delighted about Norbert Barthle’s visit: "We at aireg are lucky enough to have such a committed advocate as Norbert Barthle at our side. With his spontaneous visit, he showed us and our members, that he gives his task in the aireg advisory board a high priority.
Berlin, November 21th, 2016
Additional Research Institute joins aireg membership: Leibniz Institute for research of catalysis
The aviation initiative for renewable energy in Germany (aireg e.V.) welcomes with Leibniz Institute of Catalysis e.V. (LIKAT) its first member out of Leibniz community.
LIKAT counts as one the europewide biggest publicly promoted and well respected research facilities in applied research of catalysis. It is located in Rostock and therefore our first member in federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Siegfried Knecht , CEO of aireg e.V. stated: "We are pleased to welcome Professor Beller and LIKAT , after having on board already researchcompanies from Helmholz- respectively Fraunhofer community, as a first member of Leibniz alliance in the field of our associated research companies. Together with designated experts of LIKAT in the field of catalysisresearch we can expand all essential preconditions in order to deliver a substantial part to the realization of a large- scale bio-refinery."
Prof. Beller mentioned: „For us, aireg membership is an important step towards an approach that capitalises on our expertise on molecular matters in a cross-disciplinary way, for new applications in the aviation sector. Our belief is that, in future, cost-competitive production of sustainable fuels is possible only by means of catalytic processes. Within this range of topics, highly-promising developments are in progress, at the intersection that connects basic research and industrial applications; we would like to contribute to implementation of these developments."
Over 60 years of catalysis "know how" forms the basis of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT). LIKAT is positioned at the interface where basic research meets applications. Supplementing the work of universities and of the Max Planck Society, the institute defines the point of emphasis in its assignments as being the basic-research environment close to specific applications, fostering industrial conversions that put the knowledge gained into practical use. In strategic terms, the aim is, firstly, to contribute in co-determining the path of development taken by relevant catalysis research for business areas with future growth prospects, and secondly it is to promote catalysis applications in these areas.