Business Unit Chemistry

Service Portfolio

We offer process engineering research and development services as well as products and processes including industrial property rights. We provide solutions for the increasing demands for affordable sustainability and innovation in chemistry, petro-chemistry and refinery. We have our own know-how in the areas of fine and specialty chemicals (organic acids, peptides, sugars, tensides), polymers (monomer syntheses, polymerization, polycondensation) as well as chemical mass products (alcohols, naphtha) and fuels (diesel, kerosene). Biomass, synthesis gas, and selected residues constitute the portfolio of raw materials from which we suggest process-specific solutions. Upstream and downstream processing as well as product formulations round out our expertise. We are points of contact for the whole value added and logistics chains, develop specific sustainability assessments and strategies and bundle internal and external competences to fit the customer's project.

Research and Development

  • Synthesis routes from fossil and biogenic raw materials and residues including consulting regarding the sustainable shift in raw materials
  • Optimization of process chains through integration of biotechnological and (thermo-/electro-)chemical-catalytic process steps
  • Development and optimization of scalable processes including upstream and downstream processing
  • Product development and formulation as well as production scale-up
  • Development and screening of catalysts all the way up to kg scale
  • Optimization of bioconversion steps with conversion of material by microorganisms, enzymes, or enzyme systems
  • Development, sizing, operation, provision as well as optimizations of laboratory and technical shop systems with capacities of up to 20 kg product per week
  • Analytics service: analyses in accordance with standard processes, special analytics, development of methods
  • Technological consulting: sustainability assessments, economic feasibility analyses, concept studies all the way to basic engineering, studies regarding the potential of utilizing alternative raw materials and residues, topic and trend scouting, strategic concepts for action, innovation road-maps

Markets and Industries

  • Chemical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Process engineering plant construction