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.


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Virtual tour of the Fraunhofer CBP

360° virtual tour: discover our plants and facilities online


Range of services

Process engineering and scale-up – From raw materials to products



New EU project

Alternative proteins for everybody: Like-A-Pro

13,9M€ project to mainstream alternative proteins for everybody and everywhere has started with 42 partners



Bilingual Conference / 25.1.2022

Conference on Renewable Mobility "Fuels of the Future"

Dr. Ulrike Junghans: Green methanol from electricity-based synthesis gas as a fundamental building block for synthesis of synthetic fuels



Press release / 15.06.2021

TotalEnergies, Sunfire and Fraunhofer give the go-ahead for green methanol in Leuna


News / 8.12.2020

Ecological insulation made from rape

Early start of the DaeRpa project. Researchers are studying the properties of rapeseed as an insulation material.

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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 2021/22

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.