Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology

Greenup Sahara – Vegetables from the desert

In order to turn this vision into reality, we are looking for sponsors to develop a hydroponic system that allows cereals, vegetables and herbs to grow in an integrated way in desert regions.

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Chemicals from carbon dioxide

To use the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide for the production of chemicals, IGB and IGVP are developing a combined plasma and membrane process that splits CO2 into oxygen and carbon monoxide. The process is made possible by the separation of oxygen using a new perovskite capillary membrane.

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Two Fraunhofer Project Centers opened in Israel

Cybersecurity and Health Research: Cooperation with Hebrew University in Jerusalem

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Annual Report 2018/19

Our newest annual report is available online. Get informed on our latest research highlights in the areas of health, environment, and sustainable chemistry.

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Biological Transformation

Sustainable industrial value creation through the use of biological principles, systems and biotechnological processes

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Our contribution to the Nexus of Water – Energy – Food – Raw materials

Sustainability through integrated resource management

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70 years of Fraunhofer

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Innovations at Interfaces – Welcome to Fraunhofer IGB

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB develops and optimizes processes, products and technologies in the business fields of health, chemistry and process industry, as well as environment and energy. We combine the highest scientific standards with professional know-how in our competence areas – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. Our strengths are offering complete solutions from the laboratory to the pilot scale. Customers also benefit from the cooperation between our five R&D departments in Stuttgart and the institute branches located in Leuna and Straubing.

4.6.2019

Chemicals from carbon dioxide – with plasma and perovskite membranes

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and the University of Stuttgart aim to use the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as a raw material for the production of chemicals. To do this, they are developing a combined plasma and membrane process that splits CO2 into oxygen and the chemical base material carbon monoxide. The process is made possible by the separation of oxygen using a new perovskite capillary membrane. This membrane is CO2-stable and permeable for oxygen at 1000°C.
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21.5.2019

Two Fraunhofer Project Centers opened in Israel

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is collaborating globally with excellent partners to create synergies for research and to build bridges to regional markets. With this in mind, two new Project Centers were opened in Israel on May 21 during a ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The “Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem” and the “Fraunhofer Project Center for Drug Discovery and Delivery at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem”. The two Project Centers combine the expertise of the Israeli partners from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) with the competencies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and are the first project centers of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Israel.
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8.5.2019

Insects supply chitin as a raw material for the textile industry

Fossil based chemicals are often used in textile processing. That is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is researching sustainable biobased alternatives. The Institute is working on utilizing side streams from the animal feed manufacture for the production of chitosan. The biopolymer is supposed to be used as a sizing agent in the processing of yarns or for the functionalization of textiles. Fraunhofer IGB will present its work at the techtextil trade fair from May 14 – 17 in Frankfurt am Main.
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2.5.2019

3D printing of biological tissue

The future of medicine is biological – and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D-printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has been working with the University of Stuttgart for a number of years on a project to develop and optimize suitable bioinks for additive manufacturing. By varying the composition of the bioma-terial, the researchers have already succeeded in expanding their portfolio to include bone and vascularization inks. That has laid the foundations for manufacturing bone-like tissue structures featuring capillary networks.
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Fair | June 26–27, 2019, Basel, Switzerland

Chemspec europe

Antioxidative nutrients from algae, biobased chemicals and materials, catalysts, scale-up of processes up to pilot scale – visit us in hall 1.0 at booth D265.

Conference | September 25–27, 2019

Biosurfactants 2019

The first international conference exclusively on biosurfactants provides a global platform for the biosurfactants community from academia and industry for networking and discussion.

Training | July 9-10, 2019

Algal biotechnology course

Fraunhofer IGB invites you to a two-day training course on "Algal biotechnology and its potential for a sustainable bioeconomy".

 

N2B-patch

Biomaterials for treatment of demyelination disorders of the central nervous system

 

Lighthouse project "Electricity as a raw material"

Basic chemicals from CO2 and water

In our demonstrator, we use an electrochemical synthesis process to produce ethylene just from CO2 and water.

 

BIOTRAIN – Sustainable industrial value creation

In this study we have investigated the potential of a "biological transformation of industrial value creation", in particular with regard to a sustainable way of doing business.

 

 

 

BioActiveMaterials

Edible coatings can prevent premature spoilage or dehydration of fresh foods.

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