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 and the environment. 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.

 

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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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12.10.2021

Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively

How can viruses be effectively eliminated from indoor air? This question is now becoming more important as fall approaches. Efficient indoor air purification is essential, especially in schools. Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and optimizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project.
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16.8.2021

Efficient roll-to-roll production technologies for more climate neutrality

For a climate-neutral economy, every opportunity must be exploited to reduce energy requirements and use resources efficiently. Highly efficient industrial processes are a key element in this. To this end, in the R2R-Net network, 18 European partners from industry and research are further developing reel-to-reel systems and processes that are used in production in a variety of ways. Companies benefit from the expertise, the support during scale-up and ramping up of the production, and the technical exchange. On September 7, 2021, the partners will present current developments, success stories and novel production equipment in a workshop. The network is open to additional partners.
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2.8.2021

CO2 as a raw material for plastics and other products

Carbon dioxide is one of the main drivers of climate change – which means that we need to reduce CO2 emissions in the future. Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting a possible way to lower these emissions: They use the greenhouse gas as a raw material, for instance to produce plastics. To do this, they first produce methanol and formic acid from CO2, which they convert via microorganisms into building blocks for polymers and the like.
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December 8, 2021 to December 9, 2021

ThinkTech! Alternative Proteins

This online course will deal with the implementation of new technologies in companies of the food industry.

 

 

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!

 

Roll-to-roll processes

Video streaming of R2R-Net Workshop

Watch the complete R2R-Net workshop from September 7, 2021 on Youtube.

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