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


Trade fair / 11.6.2017

Meet us at ACHEMA

Fraunhofer IGB and CBP will present their R&D services at the Fraunhofer joint booth. We look forward to your visit in hall 9.2, booth D66.


Press release / 3.4.2018

Markus Wolperdinger takes over the management of Fraunhofer IGB

Since March, Fraunhofer IGB and CBP have a new director.



Cooperation with SCION

Fraunhofer CBP and IGB will work together with SCION from New Zealand to develop new biorefinery concepts for utilzing bark.


Fraunhofer CBP Press Release / 25.9.2017

Kick-Off Ethana

A groundbreaking project for the technological development of the oilseed industry!

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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 2017|18

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.