Short CV/Education and training

  • 1986
    Diploma, Technical University of Merseburg

    Research associate, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

  • 1991
    Doctoral degree, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

  • 1997 – 2001
    Grant from the German Federal Foundation of Environment

  • Since 1998
    Member of the board and scientific director of biopos e.V. (Research Institute of Bioactive Polymer Systems, Teltow-Seehof)

  • 2005
    Habilitation (venia legendi: Organic Chemistry), University of Potsdam

  • 2005
    Appointed to Honorary Professor of Biorefinery Technology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus

  • 2007
    Appointed to Honorary Professor of Chemistry of Renewable Resources at the University of Applied Science Dresden

Selected publications

  • In 1997 Prof. Kamm has edited the book "Die Grüne Bioraffinerie" and 2006 the book "Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products" (Wiley-VCH).

  • Kamm, B.; Biorefineries – its scenarios and challenges, Pure Appl. Chem. 86 (5) 821-832.

  • Kamm, B.; The LCF-Biorefinery-Production of Platform Chemicals and Intermediates, Chemical Industry Digest, September 2013, 62-65.

  • Dautzenberg, G.; Gerhardt, M.; Kamm, B.; Bio based fuels and fuel additives from lignocellulose feedstock via the production of levulinic acid and furfural, Holzforschung, Vol. 65, pp. 439-451, 2011.

  • Kamm, B.; Gruber, P.R.; Kamm, M.; Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products, ULLMANN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY, 7th ed. WILEY-VCH, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-527-32943-4.

  • Kamm, B.; Hille, Ch.; Schönicke, P.; Dautzenberg, G.; Green Biorefinery Demonstration in Havelland/Germany, Biofuels Bioprod. Bioref., Special Issue Biorefinery 4 (2010) 253-262.

  • Leiß, S.; Venus, J.; Kamm, B.; Fermentative production of L-Lysine-L-lactate with fractionated press juices from the green biorefinery, Chemical Engineering & Technology 33(12) 2010, 2102-2105.

  • Kamm, B.; Production of Platform Chemicals and SynGas from biomass, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 5056-5058; Angew. Chem. 2007, 119, 5146-5149.

  • Kamm, B.; Schönicke, P.; Kamm, M.; Biorefining of green biomass – technical and energetic considerations, CLEAN 2009, 37 (1), 27-30.

  • Kamm, B.; Kamm, M.; Kiener, A.; Meyer, H.P.; MINI-REVIEW, Polycarnitine – a new biomaterial, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 67 (1) (2005), 1-7.

  • Kamm, B.; Kamm, M.; Richter, K.; Reimann, W.; Siebert, A.; Formation of Aminium Lactates in Lactic Acid Fermentation. Fermentative production of 1,4-Piperazinium-(L,L)-di-lactate and its use as starting material for the synthesis of dilactide (Part 2), Acta biotechn., 20, (3-4), 2000, 289-304.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Selected scientific associations:

  • German Chemists Society

  • Organic Chemistry Division


  • American Chemical Society, Green Chemistry and Engineering Subdivision

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • Founder of the Biorefinery Association Berlin-Brandenburg, 1997

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Enantioselective synthesis, ionic liquids, bio catalysts, heterogenic catalysts

Soft Skills


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