Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

We combine biology and engineering

What can we do to conserve natural resources and protect the climate? How can we assure an equitable supply of food, water, and raw materials to the world’s growing population? And what can we do to improve the accuracy of diagnostic methods used to detect diseases, provide affordable drug testing, and develop personalized medicine for an ageing society?

Fraunhofer IGB develops processes, technologies and products for health, sustainable chemistry as well as the environment and climate protection. For this, we rely on the combination of biotechnological and process engineering competencies in order to contribute to human well-being, a sustainable economy and an intact environment with the systems approach of bioeconomy and bioinspired, biointegrated and biointelligent solutions.

We provide our customers with end-to-end solutions, from the laboratory to pilot-scale applications, accompanied by a wide range of analysis and testing services.

6.9.2022

Biointelligent sensor for measuring viral activity

Today, genome editing is almost as easy as programming software. However, the generation of viral vectors as initial material is still associated with many expensive and error-prone handling procedures. Viruses are generated via complex biological processes that have to be optimised virus-specifically in order to produce high-quality therapeutics. A new method is needed that simplifies and optimises these processes.
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1.9.2022

Sustainable by design foamed bioplastics project launch

This summer, the VITAL consortium has kick started a three-year project that will tackle the biggest challenges faced when replacing conventional fossil-based petrochemical materials with sustainable bio-based alternatives.
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2.3.2022

Pilot project RoKKa uses wastewater to produce fertiliser and raw materials

Stuttgart/Ulm. The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector is funding the new research project RoKKa which is used to prove the viability of recovering raw materials from wastewater. This adds a crucial function to the scope of a conventional sewage treatment plant. Together with the operators of the sewage treatment plants in Erbach and Neu-Ulm, the project partners demonstrate the positive contribution towards climate protection and a secure feedstock supply, as the manufactured products can replace fossil materials and energy-intensive processes.
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2.3.2022

Biorefinery project KoalAplan is extracting raw materials from wastewater

Stuttgart/Büsnau. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector is funding the KoalAplan project, which extends the functional scope of a wastewater treatment plant. The project, based in the Stuttgart district of Büsnau, aims at recovering raw materials from wastewater and is therefore making a positive contribution to climate neutrality, as the products obtained replace fossil raw materials and energy-intensive processes.
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ThinkTech! │October 12-13, 2022

Alternative Proteins

The ThinkTech! educational programme will enable you to develop skills related to novel food processing technologies focusing on technical aspects, as well as the related soft skills.

Fair │October 19-26, 2022

K 2022

At the Fraunhofer joint booth, we will present roll-to-roll coating processes and bioinspired technologies for the production of sustainable biobased polymers.

Exhibit and Conference│November 9-10, 2022

The Greener Manufacturing Show

Meet Fraunhofer CBP in Cologne at booth 5054. We scale up your bioeconomy processes!

 

Online workshop │January 26, 2023

Cascade reactions

In our online workshop we will introduce our technology and present how to use cascade reactions for the continuous synthesis of fine chemicals.

 

"Best CO2 Utilisation 2022" innovation award

eBioCO2n project team from the Fraunhofer IGB secures third place in this award from the Nova Institute.

 

28.10.2021

Visitors from Israel

On Thursday, Oct. 28, we welcomed a high-level Israeli delegation at the IGB.

 

Conference: "Water in the City of Future"

Event report on the digital Morgenstadt Conference is available online. Take a look!

 

12.10.2021

Visitors from Stellenbosch

Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome our colleagues from the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform in Stellenbosch at the Fraunhofer IGB!

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