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© Gunter Binsack / Fraunhofer CBP
In der Pilotanlage am Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Chemisch-Biotechnologische Prozesse CBP stellen Forscher Erdölersatzstoffe aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen her.

Scaling up processes to industrial dimensions

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Process center for the use of renewable raw materials

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Innovations for foresight value creation for the implementation of sustainability goals, taking into account ecology, society and economy.

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Location Leuna

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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



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.


News / 20.11.2020

Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

Fraunhofer CBP participated in this global bioeconomy event in two workshops. The recordings of the workshops are available.


Press release / 30.9.2020

(Bio-)SPRINT to bio synthetic resins

Scientists at Fraunhofer CBP are researching bioplastic resins.

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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 2020/21

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.