Process center for the use of renewable raw materials

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Location Leuna

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Scaling up processes to industrial dimensions

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Welcome to Fraunhofer CBP

In view of the finite nature of fossil resources, the growing demand for resources and climate change, the use of renewable raw materials has acquired great significance. The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna focuses on the combination of biotechnological processes with chemical processes, and with its pilot scale technical equipment it closes the gap between the laboratory and industrial implementation.

By providing the infrastructure and technical facilities as well as a staff of highly qualified experts, it enables partners from research and industry to develop and scale up processes for the utilization of renewable and petrochemical raw materials to production-relevant dimensions, and also to accelerate process developments. Focus is laid on the use of vegetable oils, the disintegration of lignocelluloses and the production of technical enzymes.

Fraunhofer CBP is a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart.

Current issues


Press release / 2.11.2018

Producing everyday products with fungi

At Fraunhofer IGB biobased and CO2-neutral basic chemicals for detergents, cosmetics, and clothes, to name just a few products, are produced with the help of fungi.


Press release / 10.7.2018

CBP supplies lignin for biobased materials

Highly porous organosolv lignin was used to produce highly porous insulation boards at the TU Hamburg-Harburg.


Image movie / 3.7.2018

Bioeconomy Saxony-Anhalt

Innovation and Management company (IMP) introduces Fraunhofer CBP.


Press release / 2.7.2018

Project ALIGN started

The project develops lignin extraction and processing methods to produce a wide variety of bio-aromatics with unique lignin properties.

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Annual Report 2017|18

Fraunhofer IGB Annual Report with numerous projects and results from IGB and CBP research.

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