Press releases

  • New project / 2020

    Ecological insulation made from rape

    News / December 04, 2020

    Insulation board made from rapeseed hulls

    The innovation field regenerative resources, headed by Dr. Fabian Steffler will start his DaeRpa project "Ecological insulation made from rapeseed husks and bio-based epoxy resin" this year. Within this innovative project, the ability and properties of rapeseed as a biobased insulation material are examined.

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  • Bioeconomy / 2020

    Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020

    News / November 20, 2020

    From November 16 to 20, the "Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020", the international congress for bioeconomy, took place as a digital event. Fraunhofer IGB and CBP participated in the conference in two workshops.

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  • »Biorefining of sugars through process intensification« / 2020

    (Bio) SPRINT to bio synthetic resins

    Press release Fraunhofer CBP / September 30, 2020

    On June 1, 2020, the BioSPRINT project - »Biorefining of sugars through process intensification« started in an unfamiliar environment. At the kick-off meeting online, project goals and measures were discussed for the 4-year project, which has a financial volume of 6.2 million euros and in which 13 partners are researching bio-based synthetic resins made from hemicellulose under the patronage of DECHEMA.

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  • Beechwood as a pharmaceutical product?

    Research News / July 31, 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 / November 02, 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 / July 30, 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 / July 17, 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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