Manufacturing of new products for the market often fail because respective economical production systems are missing. Process relevant reactions may be too slow, they lead to incomplete conversions or even involve undesired secondary and side products. In many cases operating expenses are too high for large scale product synthesis.
These problems can be solved via intensified application of chemical and biological catalysis. Fraunhofer IGB develops and improves suitable catalysts for specific application in production processes. Chemical catalysts as well as biocatalysts are tested individually and in combination to achieve the objective of high yields, defined product streams and low side reactions in the process.