Networking activities

BioEconomy Cluster

The leading-edge BioEconomy Cluster integrates research and industrial activities relevant to the bioeconomy in Central Germany. The cluster’s core objective is the sustainable value creation from non-food biomass such as wood as input for the production of materials, chemical products and energy. The Fraunhofer CBP assumes a pivotal role in scaling up and industrial implementation of the production processes developed.

BioRaf – ZIM Cooperation Network Biorefineries

Within the BioRaf cooperation network, concepts and business opportunities for biorefineries as well as innovative products and processes are especially developed for small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, synergetic effects should be established in order to tap into the full potential in the field of biorefinery. Fraunhofer CBP is an associate member of the BioRaf network.

HYPOS – Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany

HYPOS aims to convert excess renewable electricity into the storable chemical energy carrier hydrogen and integrate, by means of an intelligent connection of hydrogen production, with the infrastructure of gas pipelines and gas storage facilities into the energy system. Via the “green” hydrogen, the chemical network, the natural gas supply system, and the electricity supply network in East Germany are connected in an exemplary manner. Within HYPOS, Fraunhofer CBP acts as a research partner mainly in the use of “green” hydrogen.

Science Campus Halle – Plant-Based Bioeconomy (WCH)

The Science Campus Halle (WCH) pursues the systematic and sustained development of a multi-disciplinary center for plant-based bioeconomy. The WCH thus provides an important base for future applications such as those implemented industrially in the neighboring regional leading-edge BioEconomy cluster, as well as interdisciplinary-trained professionals for industry. The Fraunhofer CBP is an associate member of the WCH.

SmartPilots InterregEurope

SmartPilots' objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the European bioeconomy. Fraunhofer CBP is a Shared Pilot Facility involved as Case Studies.

SmartPilot project

Wood K plus – Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry

The Competence Center Wood k plus is one of the leading research institutes in the fields of wood composites and wood chemistry. The Fraunhofer CBP is a partner in the COMET program (Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies), where it contributes its expertise in lignocellulose fractionation and the development of biotechnological and chemical processes.

Further networks

  • 4chiral
  • ERIFORE – European Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy
  • Mitteldeutsche Zentrum für Biokatalyse (MiKat)
  • ZIM-Kooperationsnetzwerk Iberischer Drachenkopf (ProIDRA)