Wood Chemistry & Biotechnology | Objectives



The objective of the area Wood Chemistry and Biotechnology is to provide optimised solutions for the utilisation of biomass – especially wood – depending on the respective situation and to realise the designed concepts.

Therefore, we are active in

  • generating a basic understanding of the chemical reactions occurring during the decomposition processes and subsequently converting the acquired knowledge into new or improved processes,

  • conceiving intelligent approaches to selectively isolate the biomass fractions of interest

  • the utilisation of the biomass fractions (as a material or for energy purposes)

  • the follow-up chemistry of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin

  • the continued improvement of the necessary analytics

  • application of the analytics in process simulation and process control

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