Scaling up processes to industrial dimensions

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Process center for the use of renewable raw materials

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Innovations for foresight value creation for the implementation of sustainability goals, taking into account ecology, society and economy.

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Location Leuna

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Annual Report 2019/20

Highlight of our current research and the Annual Report 2019/20 as ePaper and for download.

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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.


COVID-19 pandemic: Important information on cooperation

Range of services

Process engineering and scale-up – From raw materials to products



Press release / 30.9.2020

(Bio-)SPRINT to bio synthetic resins

Scientists at Fraunhofer CBP are researching bioplastic resins.


Rectifying some common misconceptions about chemistry

Chemistry shouldn’t be seen as a source of problems but as a means of solving problems, Gerd Unkelbach says.



Research news / 31.7.2019

Beechwood as a pharmaceutical product?

1,3 Million euros project "XyloSolv" starts in August 2019. 


News / 19.7.2019

Fraunhofer CBP Goes BIO World Congress

Dr. Katja Patzsch and Ms Anita have represented the Fraunhofer CBP on this world wide biotechnology congress in the USA

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We offer a quarterly newsletter for our partners, customers and all interested parties with current research topics, news and event notes.


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Annual Report 2019/20

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

Events and Trade Fairs

Meet us at international fairs and visit our events.