Research

The BOKU ABCT is dedicated to scientific excellence and research on an internationally competitive level, based on the leading positions of the involved research units. It bundles fundamental and applied research in the fields of biorefineries, chemistry of renewable resources, biomaterials, and analysis of biorefinery streams.

Network

ABCT is supported by the county of Lower Austria, BOKU University, and participating industries. It offers partner companies the opportunity for long-term, fundamental, but application-related research.

The combination of research and PhD education, facilitated by the linkage to the doctoral school ABC&M, ensures the availability of future biorefinery experts and long-term continuity in research.

Partner Companies

Logos der Partnerfirmen: Acticell, Austropapier, Doka, Essity, Glanzstoff, Lenzing, Mondi, Land Niederösterreich, Papierholz Austria, Sappi, SCA, Weitzer Parkett

Team and Projects

Gerhild Wurzer

Project: Lignosulfonate Utilization

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau, Hubert Hettegger, Antje Potthast, Department of Chemistry

Partners: Lenzing AG

Florian Bausch

Florian Bausch

Project: Analysis of Oxidized Pulps along the Processing Line

Supervisor: Antje Potthast, Department of Chemistry

Partners: Sappi

Stefano Barbini

Stefano Barbini

Project: Bark Biorefinery

Supervisor: Antje Potthast, Department of Chemistry

Partners: SCA Forest Products AB

Maximilian Pramreiter

Project: Biomimetic and computer aided approach to high-performance bio-based composites

Supervisor: Ulrich Müller, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering

Partners: Weitzer Parkett

Sebastian-Alois Mayr

 

Project: Enzymatic synthesis of value-added products from lignin

Supervisor: Georg Gübitz, Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln Partners: Doka, Papierholz Austria, Sappi

 

Paul Jusner

Project: Thermal and aging resistance of cellulosic pulp for special papers

Supervisor:Thomas Rosenau

Partners: Mondi

Hajar Khaliliyan

Project: Fast process control and pulp characterization by NIR and chemometrics

Supervisors: Thomas Rosenau and Stefan Böhmdorfer, Department of Chemistry

Partners: Austrocel, Delfort, Lenzing, Mondi, Sappi

Josua Oberlerchner

Josua Oberlerchner

Project: Impact of enzyme treatment on bleached pulps with regard to cellulose properties and structure

Supervisor: Antje Potthast, Department of Chemistry

Partners: Essity

Anita Tran

Project: ABCT Woodbond

Supervisor: Wolfgang Gindl-Altmutter, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering

Partners: Doka

Bernhard Ungerer

Project: Viscose-fabrics for fibre reinforced wood composites

Supervisor: Ulrich Müller, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering

Partners: Glanzstoff