Research Fields

Industrial Biotechnology

Politicians, scientists and the chemical industry all agree – the future is white. White biotechnology is described by all the world's leading chemical companies as the key technology for the 21st century, not least because of the steeply rising price of petroleum. Petroleum is not only the most important source of energy, but also the most widely used chemical feedstock. Wanting to be rid of their dependence on crude oil, the companies are turning to renewable raw materials as a source of carbon – in other words crop plants.

Competencies:

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Biofuel Technology (Biomass, Biodiseel, Bioethanol, Biogas)
  • Green Chemical (Bio-material)
  • Organic Waste Utilization and Recycling
  • Renewable Resources
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Polymer Technology
  • Refinery Concepts

Business Offerings for South-East Asian Companies

  • Genetic Engineering (Improving Productivity and Quality)
  • Biodiversity (Jatropha, Microalgae, Algae, Aren/ Palm Sugar)
  • Biodiesel Process Catalyzed by Guanidin-Carbonate
  • Enzymatic Biodiesel Processing
  • Bioethanol from Biomass (Thermo Catalytic)
  • Bioethanol from Cellulose (Enzymatic)
  • Greasoline® (Producing Petro-Diesel from Oil/ Fat/ Fatty Acid)
  • Biogas Technology
  • Biomass Gasification
  • Glycerol/ Glycerine Utilization to 1,3-Propanediol
  • Poly Lactic Acid from Starch, Sugar, Glycerol, Whey, etc.
  • Succinic Acid from Sugar, Glycerol, etc.
  • Protein Extraction from Cake of Palm Kernel & Jatropha Seed
  • Bioreactor Design
  • Optimizing Starch Application on Papering Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Various Starch Applications (Food, Packaging, Biomaterial, Papering, Pharmacy)
  • Coating Material from Vegetable Oil (Palm, Jatropha, Coconut Oil) and Glycerol
  • Biopolymer (Polyurethane, Thermoplastic, Polyol, Polyester, PTT, Foam, Polyamide)
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

References

  • BMA
  • Synthopol Chemie
  • GuTec GmbH
  • Adnagen GmbH
  • Biopetrol AG
  • Bayern Chemie GmbH
  • Vital Planet
  • Dow Germany
  • DLR
  • Diehl GmbH & Co
  • Sidler GmbH & Co