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Development of microbiological biorefinery concepts

Project Leader
Bochmann Günther, Project Leader
Forschungskompetenzen für die Wirtschaft - Innovationslehrgänge
Project partners
AAT Abwasser- und Abfalltechnik GmbH & Co, Weidachstraße 6, 6900 Bregenz, Austria.
Contact person: GF Christian Kloser;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
AB Filtertechnik, Kaplanstrasse 7, 3430 Tulln, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
AGRANA Research & Innovation Center GmbH, Josef-Reither-Strasse 21-23, 3430 Tulln, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
AGRANA Stärke GmbH, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Platz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Axiom angewandte Prozeßtechnik Ges.m.b.H., Wienerstraße 114, 2483 Ebreichsdorf, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
ecoduna produktions- GmbH, Fischamender Straße 12/3, 2460 Bruck / Leitha, Austria.
Contact person: Mag. Johann Mörwald;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Erber Future Business, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Stefan Naschberger;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Krajete GmbH, Scharitzerstr. 30, 4020 Linz, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Alexander Krajete;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Spirit Design - Innovation and Brand GmbH, Hasnerstrasse 123, 1160 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: GF Georg Wagner;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Universität Wien - Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften, Althanstraße, 1090 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Department für Ökogenomik und Systembiologie;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Vienna University of Technology, Division of process engineering, Getreidemarkt 9/166-2, 1060 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Fritz Ines, Co-worker
Rosenau Thomas, Co-worker
Strauss Joseph, Co-worker
Neureiter Markus, Co-worker
Drosg Bernhard, Co-worker
Meixner Katharina, Co-worker
Pfeifer Christoph, Co-worker
Ribitsch Doris, Co-worker
BOKU Research Units
Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources
Institute for Chemical and Energy Engineering
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Institute of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology (IAGZ)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
In view of the limited supply of fossil fuels and resources such as oil, natural gas and coal, there has been a change in attitudes in recent years in industry and society. There is an awareness that not only energy supplies depends on fossil resources, but also that most chemical industries depend on products from refineries. Around 86% of the raw materials used in the chemical industry are fossil based. It is imperative to find new ways to make these fossil-derived products. Biorefineries provide the opportunity to manufacture substitute products from various raw materials. Such production processes are currently being developed individually. The approaches are often similar, using a large spectrum of raw materials and various microorganisms like algae, archaea, bacteria and fungi, to make a large number of products. Much is known about these microorganisms, but not within industry. The qualification courses presented here, on the subject of microbiological biorefineries, contain the basic knowledge of current systems, possible raw materials, products and their biochemistry, microbiology (algae, archaea, bacteria, fungi), units on special topics in biology (enzymes, biofilms, bioinformatics, GMOs) as well as units on bioprocess engineering (pretreatment, bioreactors, CFD simulations, process simulations, down-stream processing, measurement technologies, thermal utilisation). The units will end with an innovation workshop on the topic of algal, archaeal, bacterial and fungal biorefineries.
biorefinery; fermentation; innovation trainig; microbiology; process engineering;
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