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Research facilities

Expanding the research expertise on the chemical site Leuna, further innovative features and specific advantages of the site are created.

Here, you will find a short presentation of the research facilities located on the chemical site Leuna.

Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Chemisch-Biotechnologische Prozesse CBP

Fraunhofer-Zentrum für Chemisch-

Biotechnologische Prozesse CBP

Am Haupttor

06237 Leuna

Phone.: +49 3461 43-9100

Fax: +49 3461 43-9199



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The Fraunhofer CBP closed the gap between the lab an industrial implementation. By making infrastructure and plant (pilot scale and miniplant) available, the center makes it possible for cooperation partners from research and industry to develop and scale up biotechnological and chemical processes for the utilization of renewable raw materials up to an industrial scale. The Fraunhofer CBP represents a hitherto unique platform for developing new processes up to commercially relevant scale, with a direct link to the chemical industry on the one hand, and to Fraunhofer research on the other.

Research Focus:

Pulping of lignocellulose and separation of its components

Biotechnological functionalization of vegetable oils

Chemical synthesis and derivatization of platform chemicals.

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Helmholtz Centre for

Environmental Research - UFZ

Am Haupttor

06237 Leuna

Phone.: +49 341 235-0

Fax: +49 341 235-450819



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As an international competence centre for the environmental sciences, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) investigates the complex interactions between mankind and nature under the influence of global change. In close cooperation with decision-makers and stakeholders, the more than 1.000 scientists at the UFZ Leipzig, Halle and Magdeburg develop system solutions to improve the management of complex environmental systems and to tackle environmental issues. Since 2007, a pilot plant has been operated at the site "Old Refinery Leuna" supporting the development of near-natural groundwater remediation techniques for large scale contaminated sites, so called megasites.