International networks

Our research topics Carbon Management, Circular Economy, Green Hydrogen and Local Energy Systems are relevant both for Germany and internationally. This is why we get actively involved in transnational project development. We would like to present some international projects to you that we are carrying out in Europe and around the world.  

In order to exploit synergies in technology development and to expand scientific added value we cooperate with partners from all over the world. We have strategic cooperations with Kuwait, the University of Alberta in Edmonton/Canada and the University of Birmingham, UK.


Selection of partners



Examples of our transnational projects

Current projects


Use of an agricultural by-product by means of torrefaction and gasification to generate electricity


BIOfilm management and CLEANing by leveraging fundamental understanding of biological, chemical and physical combined approaches


Towards Circular Indonesion AgricultuRE: Promoting Rice Husk-to-Electricity for clean rural eletrification
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FERTIMANURE will develop, integrate, test and validate innovative Nutrient Management Strategies to efficiently recover mineral nutrients and other products with agronomic value from manure.


A large number of organic waste raw materials are used for the production of sustainable aviation fuel.


Developing the next generation of technologies for the production of sustainable aviation fuel

ICON - International Cooperation and Networking

Sustainable concepts for energy production and supply of the future


Cost-effective, decentralized energy storage for solar photovoltaic fixation


European project to investigate microplastics in freshwater environments


Advanced and sustainable recycling processes and value chains for plastic-based multi-materials


The project focuses on the question of how fuel and hydrogen can be produced from residual biomass without synthesis.

Finished projects


Value from waste: sustainable recovery of scarce metals and safe management of nanowaste


Industrial scale demonstration of sustainable algae cultures for biofuel production (Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, UK)


Development of a biomass energy register for a sustainable site development for European regions


High operational reliability, long service life as well as low-cost materials and production: these are the factors that the stationary battery storage system being developed as part of the German-South African project should fulfil.


Development of composite materials containing innovative high-performance cellulose fibers from Performance BioFilaments


The BioMates project aspires in combining innovative 2nd generation biomass conversion technologies for the cost-effective production of bio-based intermediates (BioMates) that can be further upgraded in existing oil refineries as renewable and reliable co-feedstocks.


Development of a starch compound to produce flower packages   


BIOtechnology for the recovery of valuable peptides from industrial RICE by-products and production of added value ingredients for nutraceuticals, functional foods and cosmetics


Decision support system on optimized waste collection by vacuum technology with simultaneous production of bioenergy from wastes


Blended learning in environmental science in the field of biodegradable waste (Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland)


»Cost-effective and sustainable Bio-Renewable Indoor Materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in Energy Efficient buildings«


CO2 Capture with hydrogen production (Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Austria, UK)


Strengthening the energy use of biomass in Central and Eastern Europe by establishing a standardised transnational consulting net for regions


Investigation of adsorption and swelling behaviour of coal to determine the feasibility of CO2 sequestration and CH4 production enhancement


Wood gasification with catalytic gas purification


Coal mine methane – new solutions for use of CMM - reduction of GHG emissions


Training program for the design of resource and energy efficient products by high pressure processes


Renewable eco-friendly poly(lactic acid) nanocomposites from waste sources


Research in new biomass-based composited from renewable resources with improved properties for vehicle parts moulding

Energizing Development

Biofuels as a link between environmental priorities and poverty alleviation: a possible challenge? (Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Romania)


European center for elastomeric powders (Germany, Netherlands)


European Waste Sector Assistant

FAME (biodiesel): Improving the Sustainability of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters

The aim of this tender is to assess several ways to improve the green house gas balance of biodiesel based on fatty acid methyl ester (FAME)

Gasification Guide

Guideline for safe and eco-friendly biomass gasification (Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, UK)


A new technology for conversion of waste fats to high-qualitative fuels (Germany, Netherlands, UK)


Boosting the European market for biogas production, upgrade and feed-in into the natural gas grid


High energy lithium sulphur cells and batteries


Initiative 4 facilitating the integration of research potential from the accession candidate countries with the potential of member states in the area of water cycle and soil related issues (Germany, Poland)


Integrated researchers on materials, technologies and processes to enhance MCFC in a sustainable development (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey)


Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation


Leading European RTD sustained high value innovative production for manufuture (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Spain, UK)


Release of sugars from cellulosic biomass using microwave plasma technology for the production of bioethanol (Denmark, Germany, Sweden, UK)

MiDeCO2 – Microbiological Decontamination with CO2

An innovative CO2 decontamination technology to ensure the food safety of food products with low water activity


Development of durable, fully bio-based thermoplastic composites from bioplastics and pulp fibres for injection molding applications (Germany, Finland, Sweden)


Reuse of used frying oils to produce biodiesel (Municipality of Oeiras, Portugal) (Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary)


Fast and environmentally friendly laser structuring of tools for film production


Integration of biology and engineering into an economical and energy-efficient 2G bioethanol biorefinery (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain)


Training network for self-healing materials: from concepts to market


Self-healing innovative elastomers for dynamic seals, damping and noise reduction

SOJUS Bioenergy

Initiation and support of international science cooperations between the partner countries Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus


Sustainable polymers from algae sugars and hydrocarbons


Organisations involved in the prediction and analysis of fluid transient in pipe systems (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, UK)


Redesigning of dairies for sustainable milk processing


Separation of weeds during harvesting and hygienisation to enhance crop productivity in the long term

Vietnam Green Cities

Future cities are green (Germany, Vietnam)