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DGMK Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für nachhaltige Energieträger, Mobilität und Kohlenstoffkreisläufe e.V. is a non-profit, registered association based in Hamburg. The new long name of the DGMK was approved by the members at the general meeting on November 4, 2021. Learn more about DGMK's new direction in the video by Robert Frimpong, Chairman of DGMK.


On December 31, 2023, the DGMK had 1,467 members, including 189 companies and other corporate bodies and 1,278 personal members. The purpose of the society is to promote science, research, technology and further education in its specialist fields. Our main topics are

  • Exploration, deep drilling technology, extraction and storage of energy sources such as crude oil, natural gas, hydrogen and geothermal use of the deep underground
  • Processing and application of mineral oil, natural gas, and their derived products
  • Petrochemistry
  • Conversion of Carbon Carriers
  • Standardisation

We offer a neutral platform for technical and scientific exchange between industry professionals, university scientists, associations, retirees and students. We organize the exchange of information and experience in many different ways. Members as well as non-members are invited to our public events, such as conferences, workshops and lecture series.

We operate technical and research committees with their associated working groups on a wide range of topics. They serve the direct exchange between experts, who keep each other up to date with the state of the art of science and technology. This regularly leads to questions that we further investigate within the DGMK research.

DGMK research is another focus of our work. Here, we pursue the goal of application-oriented research for our main topics. The research funds come from industry as well as from the public sector. DGMK is a member of the AiF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen) and is therefore entitled to apply for funds from the IGF (Industrielle Gemeinschaftsforschung). The Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection supports the IGF with public funds.

In cooperation with the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), the DGMK conducts standardisation work for fuels and lubricants in the FAM Technical Committee for Mineral Oil and Fuel Standardisation in close cooperation with the industry.

Since its founding year, the DGMK has formed the German National Committee (DNK) of the World Petroleum Council (WPC). The DNK delegates experts from the industry who, as representatives of the German oil and gas industry, participate in the organisation of the World Petroleum Congress which takes place every three years. At a currently upcoming World Petroleum Congress we promote the event among our members.

In the context of cross-disciplinary, cross-industry and cross-national issues, we regularly cooperate with national and international organizations and associations. In addition to our Austrian sister organization, the ÖGEW Austrian Society for Energy Sciences, these include the DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, the GeCatS German Catalysis Society, the EAGE European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, SCI Società Chimica Italiana and the SPE Society of Petroleum Engineers.

You can find more facts and figures in our current annual report.

Selected partners of the DGMK

AiF German Federation of Industrial Research Associations

Bundesverband Erdgas, Erdöl und Geoenergie e.V.

DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers

Research Association for Combustion Engines

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Fuels and Energy Business Association (en2x)

Austrian Society for Energy Sciences

Società Chimica Italiana