Short description of the project
The production of bulk and fine chemicals on the basis of renewable raw materials has become increasingly important in recent years as "white biotechnology". Surfactants, which are currently produced industrially to a large extent from petrochemical starting materials, are a potential product for the use of biotechnological production processes.
Within the framework of an ongoing research project, optimized process control strategies are to be found through the interdisciplinary combination of
- Control engineering methods (Advanced Process Control)
- Bioprocess engineering competencies
- Molecular Biology Competencies
estimated on current and historical process records.
The results obtained could form the basis for an economical and sustainable production of surfactants from renewable resources in the future.