Our experts have 20 – 40 years of experience within enzymatic and microbial conversions from lab-scale screening for biological tools and methods up to desing and running of pilot and industrial processes.
Processing with enzymes and microbes is often a good option to find a profitable and sustainable way to convert especially biological materials into products or their intermediates. A biotechnical step can also be part of a purification process.
Enzymes may offer a specific and minimum-waste approach for a chemical conversion step. This is especially true for hydrolysis of biomasses or their specific components, but also more and more for synthetic purposes replacing chemical catalysts and harsh conditions often linked to these.
Microbes are especially suitable for reaction chains consisting of up to tens of different successive reactions. These may also contain a hydrolysis step.
In cases requiring modification of enzymes or microbes we collaborate with our university partners.