Our portfolio is divided into three divisions


Your challenges are

Biobased raw materials

  • High requirements on quality for the raw materials
  • Bio based raw materials have to be isolated and reprocessed from a surrounding matrix
  • Handling of secondary reaction products
  • Adaptation or new solutions of physical and chemical processes for separation and reprocessing necessary
  • Security of supply and quality of the raw materials

Your challenges are

Plasma pyrolysis

  • Highly efficient use of renewable energies through microwave plasma
  • Optimum use of power peaks in the energy grid by fast on and off switching
  • High degree of automation
  • Use of solid, liquid or gaseous residues
  • Production of hydrogen, synthesis gases and high-quality carbon

Efficient use of raw materials

Obtaining biobased fibers from by-products / process waste from the food industry

The Fraunhofer IWKS develops new ways of use of Biogenic polymers in composites, lacquers, medical products.


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News from the department


Position paper

Bioplastics: We point out facts and take a stand

Bioplastics are often associated with sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging. However, bioplastics are not just bioplastics. And do bioplastics have the potential to replace conventional plastics as sustainable alternatives?


High-performance biomass extracted functional hybrid polymer coatings

The Hyperbiocoat project aims to develop a biobased and biodegradable coating for biobased packagings to improve their properties. A second goal is the development of processing technology to apply this coating over a wide range of rigid and flexible packaging. Duration: 36 month, Sep 2016 - Sep 2019


INFeed - Tailor-made feed for sustainable nutrition

The project aims to establish a sustainable and closed aquaculture system for the breeding of edible shrimp. For this purpose, insects are used as feed, which are bred on the basis of regional material flows in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan region in order to promote the local production of a high-quality and healthy source of protein.