Project partners of Advanced Biomass Value

Following project partners are concentrating their expertise in the collaborative project ABV:

  • Airbus Group Innovations (formerly EADS Innovation Works):
    A modern efficient world (economy) is not possible without mobility, and air traffic is a crucial factor in the global society. This mobility requires fuels. The only currently available alternatives for the near future are biofuels. In the context of this project, a scientific basis for high-tech technology should therefore be established for a potential industrial manufacturing using biomass for bio-kerosine production. Website:
  • BBSI UG:
    BBSI UG is an SME that is active in the areas of sustainable construction material development as well as in energetic and material utilization of biomass. Website:
  • Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.:
    Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a nonprofit interdisciplinary research institute which addresses the future of mobility in general and the future of air transport in particular. The objective of the research is to examine the complex system of aviation from different angles: for all projects, technical, economic, social and environmental aspects are considered holistically. In doing so, the supply of renewable energy represents an important topic. In this context, the Bauhaus Luftfahrt deals, for example, with questions on biomass potential, life cycle assessments, holistic fuel reviews and renewable non-biogenic fuel options. Bauhaus Luftfahrt is supported by the four aircraft and aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as state funding by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. Website:
  • EMA - University Greifswald - Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology:
    The Department of Pharmaceutical Biology deals with the isolation of marine micro- and macroorganisms. The annotated algae culture collection of the department contains 350 different strains of algae, which are characterized for their biomass formation and taxonomy. Access to fresh, brackish and saline water in the vicinity of the "Greifswalder Bodden" facilitates continuous isolation and specification of new algae strains. Website:
  • Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH:
    As a partner of the automotive industry and as a 100% subsidiary company of the world leader Fuchs Petrolub AG, the Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH produces engine and gear oils, shock absorber oils, hydraulic oils, industrial lubricants, metal processing fluids, cleansing agents and corrosion inhibitors as well as lubricating greases at two German sites. Fuchs has a particularly wide variety of raw materials in the product portfolio. For example, Fuchs is the market leader in the environmentally friendly supply of lubricants based on biogenic synthesis esters. Website:
  • NATECO2:
    Based on the extraction with CO2, organic solvents can be relinquished. Therefore, no solvent residues accumulate in the process. In addition, the recycling of the process carbon dioxide and the recovery of CO2 from the process, the method counts as notably environmentally friendly. NATECO2 has many years of experience in the extraction of algae and yeasts in both, the R&D- and the production scale. The CO2-technology allows in this connection a one-step fractionation of lipids and residual biomass. Website:
  • Speetect Highspeed Biodetection Systems:
    The SPEETECT Highspeed Biodetection Systems was founded in 2013 as spin-off of EADS Innovation Works, the corporate research entity of EADS, with the aim of developing a marketable device family from research results in the field of non-specific and specific bacteria detection and to industrialize it. Within the ABV-project Speetect GmbH develops biosensors for on-site control of contamination in the cultivation of algae. Website:
  • Technical University of Munich - Specific field Industrial Biocatalysis:
    The specific field Industrial Biocatalysis deals with the isolation, characterization and process-oriented optimization of enzymes and microorganisms for the production of industrial platform chemicals. A research focus is the conversion of biogenic residues in recoverable materials by biotechnological methods. Website:
  • Technical University of Munich - Department of Chemistry of Biogenic Resources, Section Biochemistry and Enzymology:
    The section Biochemistry and Enzymology deals with the isolation and biomolecular optimization of biocatalysts for a material utilization of renewable resources. Website:
  • Technical University of Munich - Department of Biochemical Engineering:
    The Department of Biochemical Engineering deals with all aspects of technical utilization of biological material conversions. It has many years of experience in handling and cultivation of microorganisms from the lab to the industrial scale. Website:
  • Technical University of Munich - Department of Technical Chemistry II:
    The Department of Technical Chemistry II processes the catalytic conversion of complex biomass into high-quality aviation fuels. Website: