Business Unit Chemistry

Service Portfolio

We offer process engineering research and development services as well as products and processes incl. industrial property rights. These help to meet the increasing demands for affordable sustainability and innovation in chemistry, petro-chemistry and refinery. Our know-how encompasses 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 biofuels (diesel, kerosene). Biomass, synthesis gas and selected residues constitute the portfolio of raw materials from which we suggest process-specific solutions. Know-how regarding the upstream and downstream processing as well as product formulation round out our expertise.

We are points of contact for the whole value-added and logistics chains, develop sustainability assessments and strategies. We are glad to bundle internal and external competences to fit the customer‘s project.

Research and Development Services

  • Synthesis routes from fossil and biogenic raw materials and residues incl. consulting regarding the sustainable shift in raw materials
  • Optimization of process chains through integration of biotechnological and chemical-catalytic process steps
  • Development and optimization of scalable processes incl. 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 micro organisms, 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 or 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 roadmaps

Markets and Industries

  • Chemical industry
  • Biotechnology
  • Process engineering plant construction

Further Information

The areas with their departments and groups comprise the scientific know-how of the Institute by expertise criteria.