Biotechnological Concepts for Tomorrow – Creating Solutions Together

In our thematic research area “Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology”, UFZ scientists work on processes and technologies to produce platform chemicals and energy carriers from renewable carbon sources, such as non-food biomass, carbon dioxide and sunlight via hydrogen, or waste streams. We also develop solutions to treat pollutants in natural and technical systems, aiming to prevent environmental damage and to extract (and make available for re-use) valuable components such as metals, organic acids, but also energy from wastes. We offer to you innovative concepts and new processes supported by Life Cycle Analysis, worldwide unique research facilities and a broad portfolio of intellectual property rights and microorganisms for out-licensing. Creating solutions together – close the gaps in your value chain!