Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB

We combine biology and engineering

What can we do to conserve natural resources and protect the climate? How can we assure an equitable supply of food, water, and raw materials to the world’s growing population? And what can we do to improve the accuracy of diagnostic methods used to detect diseases, provide affordable drug testing, and develop personalized medicine for an ageing society?

Fraunhofer IGB develops processes, technologies and products for health, sustainable chemistry as well as the environment and climate protection. For this, we rely on the combination of biotechnological and process engineering competencies in order to contribute to human well-being, a sustainable economy and an intact environment with the systems approach of bioeconomy and bioinspired, biointegrated and biointelligent solutions.

We provide our customers with end-to-end solutions, from the laboratory to pilot-scale applications, accompanied by a wide range of analysis and testing services.

2.3.2022

Pilot project RoKKa uses wastewater to produce fertiliser and raw materials

Stuttgart/Ulm. The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector is funding the new research project RoKKa which is used to prove the viability of recovering raw materials from wastewater. This adds a crucial function to the scope of a conventional sewage treatment plant. Together with the operators of the sewage treatment plants in Erbach and Neu-Ulm, the project partners demonstrate the positive contribution towards climate protection and a secure feedstock supply, as the manufactured products can replace fossil materials and energy-intensive processes.
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2.3.2022

Biorefinery project KoalAplan is extracting raw materials from wastewater

Stuttgart/Büsnau. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector is funding the KoalAplan project, which extends the functional scope of a wastewater treatment plant. The project, based in the Stuttgart district of Büsnau, aims at recovering raw materials from wastewater and is therefore making a positive contribution to climate neutrality, as the products obtained replace fossil raw materials and energy-intensive processes.
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13.1.2022

Turning harmful CO2 into useful chemicals

Making important raw materials for fine chemicals out of carbon dioxide really works. As part of the Max Planck collaborative project eBioCO2n, a team of researchers from Fraunhofer IGB have successfully performed a first ever fixation of CO2 via a multi-enzyme enzyme reaction driven by electricity yielding a prospective intermediate for the chemical industry. The process for electro-biocatalytic CO2 fixation was recently published and is considered a “hot paper.”
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20.10.2021

Large-scale implementation of vegetable production utilizing water reuse

From pilot project to large-scale implementation: The process of agricultural food production with water reuse successfully developed in the HypoWave research project is entering large-scale application for the first time. In the course of the follow-up project HypoWave+, the research network has started preparations for hydroponic vegetable production with recycled irrigation water on a one-hectare area.
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Fair │ August 22–26, 2022

ACHEMA

Meet us at the booth of the Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance (Hall 6, booth A52) and of our partner Enzymicals AG (Hall 4.1, booth L50)

Fair & Conference│September 20–22, 2022

decarbXpo > Energy Storage

We demonstrate processes for chemical energy storage and production of fuels and chemicals from CO2.

Excursion │September 27, 2022

Bioeconomy congress

Get to know the insect biorefinery InBiRa of Fraunhofer IGB, among others, in the excursion "Urban and Industrial Biorefineries" as part of the congress.

 

Fair │October 19-26, 2022

K 2022

At the Fraunhofer joint booth, we will present roll-to-roll coating processes and bioinspired technologies for the production of sustainable biobased polymers.

 

"Best CO2 Utilisation 2022" innovation award

eBioCO2n project team from the Fraunhofer IGB secures third place in this award from the Nova Institute.

 

28.10.2021

Visitors from Israel

On Thursday, Oct. 28, we welcomed a high-level Israeli delegation at the IGB.

 

Conference: "Water in the City of Future"

Event report on the digital Morgenstadt Conference is available online. Take a look!

 

12.10.2021

Visitors from Stellenbosch

Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome our colleagues from the Fraunhofer Innovation Platform in Stellenbosch at the Fraunhofer IGB!

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