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  • Beechwood as a pharmaceutical product?

    Research News / 31.7.2019

    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 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 / 2.11.2018

    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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  • Towards the enhanced valorisation of European lignocellulosic biomass for a bio-based economy / 2018

    Driving on bark, building with nutshells

    UNRAVEL Press release / 30.7.2018

    Over the next four years the European UNRAVEL project will demonstrate a sustainable and economically feasible biorefinery for the conversion of second generation biomass into fuels, chemicals and building materials. In their efforts the partnership that comprises research organisations, SMEs and large industry from six European countries are supported by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) which funds the UNRAVEL project with 3.6 million Euros.

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  • ALIGN project launched

    Fraunhofer CBP Press release / 17.7.2018

    Over the next three years, the eight project partners Axxence, CLIB2021, Fraunhofer CBP, KU Leuven, LXP Group, Phytowelt, UPM and VITO join forces to develop “Aromatics from LIGNin”. Phenolic resins will be applied for the production of high-pressure-laminates as well as natural vanillin for food and beverages. The German project partners will receive 1.3 m EUR from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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  • Fraunhofer CBP supplies lignin for biobased materials

    Fraunhofer CBP Press release / 10.7.2018

    © Fraunhofer CBP

    Using ultrapure lignin from the lignocellulosic biorefinery at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna, researchers at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TU HH) have produced lignin-containing aerogels and processed high-porosity insulating boards with excellent insulation properties. The lignin was recovered from beech residual wood at the Fraunhofer CBP using the Organosolv process.

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  • © Fraunhofer IGB

    On August 30, 2017, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB received start-up funding from the Catalyst Fund of the State of New Zealand for their cooperation with SCION, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute focusing on the wood industry and processing. In the future, the two institutes will work together to develop new ideas in the field of bark utilisation in biorefineries and plan joint research projects.

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