General Information

One aspect of Environmental Biotechnology is the prevention of pollution and the use of sustainable technologies. Therefore this working group is focused on alternatives to the use of fossil resources for the production of chemicals and energy and on the substitution of potentially harmful agrochemicals by microbial additives.

The aim is to develop processes from laboratory scale to commercial applications. For that purpose a state-of-the-art fermentation pilot plant is available at the institute.


  • Process development and scale-up
  • Chemicals and energy from biomass
  • Microbial additives
  • Product formulation

Process development includes isolation, screening, identification and cultivation of microorganisms and goes further on to pilot scale production and product formulation. Applications are e.g. microorganims for the feed industry, where products have already been successfully developed at the institute.

Current projects

Completed projects