Processing of raw materials

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Biotechnological processes

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Chemical processes

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Downstream processing

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Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP

The Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP in Leuna, central Germany, closes the gap between the lab and industrial implementation. By making infrastructure and plants (pilot scale and miniplants) available, the center makes it possible for cooperation partners from research and industry to develop and scale up biotechnological and chemical processes for the utilization of renewable raw materials right up to industrial scale.

The Fraunhofer CBP building, that houses several plants, labs, offices and storage facilities on over 2000 square meters, was completed in September 2012 and inaugurated on October 2, 2012 in the presence of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Center represents a hitherto unique platform for developing new processes up to commercially relevant scale, with a direct link to the chemical industry on the one hand, and to Fraunhofer research on the other.