Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology

Novel polyamides from biogenic waste stream

The terpene 3-carene is a waste stream from pulp production. IGB researchers use the residual materials as raw materials for biobased plastics with outstanding properties: They have produced amorphous Caramid-R® and semi-crystalline Caramid-S® using a recently patented process. At the K in Düsseldorf, we will be presenting the novel polyamides in Hall 7.0, booth SC01.

more info

Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

New technology that recreates some of the complexity of the human retina may help scientists study eye disease and screen for drug side effects that harm the eye.

more info

Catalysts for climate protection

How can we achieve the internationally agreed climate targets? New catalysts, technologies and processes make the greenhouse gas CO2 usable: as a raw material for the production of chemicals, fuels or chemical energy storage systems. This reduces net CO2 emissions and also conserves fossil resources.

more info

Biological Transformation

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

more info

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.

more info

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

Sustainability through integrated resource management

more info

Two Fraunhofer Project Centers opened in Israel

Cybersecurity and Health Research: Cooperation with Hebrew University in Jerusalem

more info

70 years of Fraunhofer

more info

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.

9.10.2019

Polyamides from terpenes: Amorphous Caramid-R® and semi-crystalline Caramid-S®

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is using a new, recently patented process to develop new polyamides from the terpene 3-carene, a residual material from the cellulose industry. The biobased polyamides Caramid-R® and Caramid-S® produced using this process represent a new class of polyamides with outstanding thermal properties. The production of the monomer for Caramid-S® was already successfully piloted in a 100-liter scale. The Fraunhofer researchers will present the new polyamides at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf from 16 to 23 October 2019 (Hall 7.0, Stand SC01).
Read more

2.9.2019

Teaching a chip to see

Organ-on-a-chip technology has the potential to revolutionize drug development. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have succeeded in putting various types of tissue onto chips. Their latest coup has been to recreate the human retina in the form of a retinal organoid. In a parallel development, the research team hopes that organ-on-a-chip technology will open up the field of gender-specific medicine.
Read more

27.8.2019

Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

Impact statement: New technology that recreates some of the complexity of the human retina may help scientists study eye disease and screen for drug side effects that harm the eye.
Read more

19.8.2019

Catalysts for climate protection

How can we achieve the internationally agreed climate targets? The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB makes the greenhouse gas CO2 usable as a carbon source for the chemical industry. With a patented catalyst synthesis, screening for the optimal catalyst in high throughput and combined (electro)chemical-biotechnological processes, various concepts are available to CO2 emitting industries. The platform chemical ethylene has already been successfully produced from CO2 in an electrochemical demonstrator with an electrode area of 130 square centimeters.
Read more

Training | November 12–13, 2019, Stuttgart

Algal biotechnology techniques

In a two-day advanced training course, experts will provide an introduction to microalgae technology and demonstrate the possibilities offered by the use of microalgae.

Congress | December 4, 2019, Frankfurt a. Main

6th Methanol Technology and Policy Commercial Congress

Dr. Csepei will give a lecture on "Value Chain of CO2 Based Methanol".

 

TheraVision

Platform technology for the development, production and testing of oncolytic viruses
 

ChitoTex

The objective of the ChitoTex project is the development and production of new insect chitosans and chitosan-based functional coatings for yarns and textiles.

 

MOST – Model Based Process control of Biogasplants

In this project, we evaluate the possibility of operational safety increase in biogas plants through early detection of process disturbance.

 

Barrier coatings for electronic implants

Electronic components in implants must be encapsulated to protect against the corrosive effects of the body medium and the release of substances into the tissue.

Further Information

 

Newsletter

For our partners, customers and all interested parties we offer a newsletter with current research topics, news and event tips.

More News

Events and Trade Fairs

Meet us at international fairs and visit our events.