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.

Range of services

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



Trade fair | June 10-14, 2024


We look forward to your visit in Hall 6.0, booth D49.


Press release


After four productive years, the BioSPRINT project comes to a successful end.


Focus theme

Scaling up to industrial scale

Find out how process optimization works up to the industrial plant and how you can benefit from our expertise and infrastructure.


Fraunhofer magazine 1/2024

Carbon dioxide: turning the problem around

In the title story CO2, our experts have their say, including Dr. Ulrike Junghans from CBP.

Always up to date




We offer a quarterly newsletter for our partners, customers and all interested parties with current research topics, news and event notes.


More info

Annual Report 2023/24

Fraunhofer IGB Annual Report with numerous projects and results from IGB and CBP research.

Our anniversary year “70 years, 70 voices“

We look forward to celebratory events and inspiring voices from employees, former institute directors, and companions and partners from the worlds of research, politics and business.

Virtual tour of the Fraunhofer CBP

360° virtual tour: discover our plants and facilities online

Events and Trade Fairs

Meet us at international fairs and visit our events.