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Laboratory and field instruments
The GNR group has 200 m2 of laboratory space equiped with standard devices like muffel furnace, photometer, several drying ovens, laboratory scales, mills etc. Additionally, the following advanced equipment is used:
- Anaerobic Digestion Laboratory
- FOSS NIRS DS2500
- Field Spectrometer Tec5
Biomass and pyrolysis pilot plant
The material and energetic utilization of residual biomasses represents a research focus of the department, for whose research the department has extensive infrastructure. This includes, among other things, a continuously operated pyrolysis and activation reactor for the production of vegetable and activated carbons, as well as various processing methods for biomasses (IFBB laboratory plant, mills, pellet and briquette press).
Further information about our pilot plant can be found here:
A research focus at the FG GNR is the remote sensing of plant characteristics in grassland and arable land. Extensive equipment is available, which allows terrestrial and drone-based remote sensing with various sensors (hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal, RGB).
Further information about our instruments and technical specifications can be found here:
Part of the scientific work of the GNR is implemented outdoors, mainly in specifically prepared field trial plots, but also in the practicing areas.
Trial plots used for research are located in Neu-Eichenberg and in Reiffenhausen.