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  • The e-CO<sub>2</sub>Met project is testing the interaction of three innovative processes – the use of CO<sub>2</sub> from the refinery, the use of green hydrogen produced by high-temperature electrolysis, and subsequent methanol synthesis on the Hy2Chem scaling platform.
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    TotalEnergies announced the launch of the e-CO2Met project at the Hydrogen Lab Leuna together with the electrolyser manufacturer Sunfire, the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS. Methanol can be produced from low-carbon hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide, which is an important approach to reducing climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions. With the ambition to produce climate-neutral methanol on site, this demonstration project will integrate the various components required to this end, such as the use of renewable energy.

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  • New project / 2020

    Ecological insulation made from rape

    News / December 04, 2020

    Insulation board made from rapeseed hulls

    The innovation field regenerative resources, headed by Dr. Fabian Steffler will start his DaeRpa project "Ecological insulation made from rapeseed husks and bio-based epoxy resin" this year. Within this innovative project, the ability and properties of rapeseed as a biobased insulation material are examined.

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  • Bioeconomy / 2020

    Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

    News / November 20, 2020

    From November 16 to 20, the "Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020", the international congress for bioeconomy, took place as a digital event. Fraunhofer IGB and CBP participated in the conference in two workshops.

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  • »Biorefining of sugars through process intensification« / 2020

    (Bio) SPRINT to bio synthetic resins

    Press release Fraunhofer CBP / September 30, 2020

    On June 1, 2020, the BioSPRINT project - »Biorefining of sugars through process intensification« started in an unfamiliar environment. At the kick-off meeting online, project goals and measures were discussed for the 4-year project, which has a financial volume of 6.2 million euros and in which 13 partners are researching bio-based synthetic resins made from hemicellulose under the patronage of DECHEMA.

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  • Beechwood as a pharmaceutical product?

    Research News / July 31, 2019

    Dr. Ireen Gebauer, scientist in the innovation field of regenerative resources at Fraunhofer CBP in Leuna, has achieved a remarkable project success for her research group Biomass Fractionation. Thanks to intensive preparatory work by Dr. Moritz Leschinsky, who leaves CBP at the end of the month, succeeded in approving the "XyloSolv" project, which receives EUR 1.3 million from BMEL and FNR.

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  • At the "BIO World Congress" in Des Moines (Iowa, USA), the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP presented itself as a renowned bio-economy representative of Saxony-Anhalt. Together with the coordinator of the exhibition participation, the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt and other representatives of the Central German bio-economy scene, Dr. Katja Patzsch and Anita May represented the research institution on the international stage from July 8 to 11.

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  • After 5 months of construction the rapeseed pilot plant was successfully put into operation at the end of April. Together with the project partners B + B Engineering and AVA, a plant for breaking up the seed grains with subsequent separation of the components shells and core material in a fluidized bed was laid out and set up at the Fraunhofer CBP. In continuous operation, a processing of up to 250 kg / h can be realized.

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  • After five months of construction the rapeseed pilot plant was successfully put into operation at the end of April 2019. Together with the project partners B + B Engineering and AVA, a plant for breaking up the seed grains with subsequent separation of the components shells and core material in a fluidized bed was laid out and set up at Fraunhofer CBP. In continuous operation, a processing of up to 250 kg / h can be realized.

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  • Chemicals from renewable raw materials / 2018

    Producing everyday products with fungi

    Research News / November 02, 2018

    Most detergents, cosmetics, and clothes, to name just a few products, are manufactured using petroleum, making such everyday items anything but eco-friendly. It is now possible to produce the bio-based and CO2-neutral basic chemicals for such articles with the help of fungi. Fraunhofer research teams are developing fermentation techniques and manufacturing processes to produce them on an industrial scale.

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