Integrated Bioproduction – Integrated chemical-biotechnological production of building blocks on the basis of renewable resources in a biorefinery

The objective of the integrated project is to increase the use of renewable resources and, in the long term, to convert chemical production processes for the production of synthesized building blocks to renewable resources. By means of an integrated development along the whole value creation chain from the pilot scale through to production scale the aim is to implement an integrated production on the basis of renewable resources.

Important areas of innovation in the project are the development, optimization, evaluation and integration of cost‑effective methods for the processing and provision of domestic vegetable oils in order to obtain synthesized building blocks, for the chemical‑biotechnological catalyzed conversion of domestic vegetable oils into synthesized building blocks and for the upstream and downstream processing and further processing of the synthesized building blocks obtained into epoxy resins, hydrophobic agents, amines and lubricants.

Thus the project addresses the three essential aspects resources, processes and products in the use of renewable resources and integrates biotechnological and combined processes in an already existing integrated production of the chemical industry using the concept of a biorefinery.

Pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP
© Gunter Binsack / Fraunhofer CBP

In the pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP researchers are producing oil substitutes from renewable raw materials.

Project information

Project title

Integrated Bioproduction – Integrated chemical‑biotechnological production of building blocks on the basis of renewable resources in a biorefinery

 

Project duration

May 2009 – April 2012

 

Project partners

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Stuttgart
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Pfinztal
  • University Stuttgart, Institute for Interfacial Engineering (IGVT)
  • InfraLeuna GmbH
  • Karlsruhe Institute ofTechnology (KIT), Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • ADDINOL LUBE OIL GmbH
  • DHW Deutsche Hydrierwerke GmbH Rodleben
  • Dracosa AG
  • EUCODIS Bioscience GmbH
  • Taminco Germany GmbH
  • Umicore AG & Co. KG

Funding

We would like to thank the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) for funding the project “Integrated Bioproduction“.