Optimization of bioprocesses

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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.

Project goals

Within the framework of an ongoing research project, optimized process control strategies are to be found through the interdisciplinary combination of

  1. Control engineering methods (Advanced Process Control)
  2. Bioprocess engineering competencies
  3. Molecular Biology Competencies

estimated on current and historical process records.

Project result

The results obtained could form the basis for an economical and sustainable production of surfactants from renewable resources in the future.



Project partners

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Bio- and Food Technology (TeBi)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG)

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Further Information

Project duration: 2010 - 2015

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research