Goals: The process for carboxylic acid production from biomass developed on a laboratory scale by DBFZ and UFZ is now to be raised to a next technology level. The following sub-goals are being pursued in order to achieve a level of technology maturity suitable for market launch:
In addition to coordinating the project, GNS is carrying out the process engineering, economic and ecological evaluation with the derivation of a utilization concept involving the associated partners.
Sustainably printable, surface-treated and microstructurable biofiber paper for packaging and 3D products (2021 to 2023)
Period: 7/2021 - 06/2023
Funding: funded by the BMBF in the pilot program “WIR! - Change through innovation in the region" of the "Innovation & Structural Change" program family
Project partner: BENAS Biopower Group, Institute for Printing Machines and Printing Processes (IDD) at TU Darmstadt, Druckerei Werbeteam GbR
Associated partners: BENAS Biopower Group, Institute for Printing Machines and Printing Processes (IDD) at TU Darmstadt, Druckerei Werbeteam GbR
Not only our Magaverde organic fiber paper should be sustainably produced and completely biodegradable, the printing inks and surface treatments used should be too. For this purpose, we have developed a joint project with partners from science and industry as part of the GRAVOmer network (www.gravomer.de). In this project, we are developing innovative ways and methods for sustainable printing and surface treatment that are suitable for industrial processing.
Model project "Sustainable viticulture with weed protection using biodegradable mulch mats in the wine-growing region of Saale-Unstrut" (2021 - 2022)
Period: 1/2021 - 12/2022
Founding: funded by the BMWi in the federal funding measure "Enterprise Revier"
Project partners: Winegrowers' Association Freyburg-Unstrut eG and other wineries in the region, Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes e.V. (FIB e.V. Finsterwalde)
With a history going back more than 1000 years, the Saale-Unstrut wine-growing region is an important pillar in the cultural region of Burgenlandkreis. The entire area on the Saale and Unstrut is a zone II protection area for groundwater and spring water extraction. Vine-growing on the steep slopes of Saale-Unstrut without chemical herbicides and pesticides therefore protects the environment and our health. However, this is associated with an increased manual effort of tillage.
Closed technology chains for nutrient recycling from organic residues - organic residues to advanced nutrient (2019-2022)
Period: 4/2019 - 12/2022
Funding: Funded by BMBF in the funding program "Innovative regional growth cores"
Project partner: Consortium of 11 industrial partners and 6 research partners in the region of Central Germany, www.abonocare.de
Abonocare® is an association of innovative SMEs who have come together to develop efficient and financially viable technology and value chains for creating products from organic waste.
The core of Abonocare® is its partners, which provide a wide range of conditioning, conversion, fractionation and mixing technologies. These partners are joined by companies and institutions which provide a wide range of analysis services and laboratory and test facilities for product and process development purposes. A total of 4 areas are shown:
In area 3, the following developments are carried out and services are offered under the direction of GNS:
Circular Solutions for Biowaste - Demonstration and evaluation of innovative technologies for closing the cycle and recovering plant nutrients from biogenic waste (2017-2021)
Period: 6/2017 - 11/2021
Funding: Funded in the research and innovation program HORIZON 2020 of the European Union
Project partner: Consortium of 15 partners and 7 EU countries www.systemicproject.eu
Generation and use of high-quality materials from by-products of biogas plants (2015 - 2017)
Period: 3/2015 - 9/2017
Funding: Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the top cluster BioEconomy
Project partners: GNS (network management), DBFZ German Biomass Research Center gGmbH - Leipzig (D), BENAS GmbH - Vorwerk (D), Kronospan GmbH - Lampertswalde (D), La Mont GmbH - Berlin (D), ORmatiC GmbH - Berlin (D), eutec ingenieure GmbH - Dresden (D), associated partner: KTG Energie AG - Hamburg (D)
Joint research project on benzene reduction in wood gas-powered CHP systems, with testing of new post-combustion catalysts from GNS.
Period: 11/2012 - 6/2014
Funding: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Project Management Jüllich
Project partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (coordinator) Company partners including Burkhardt GmbH, Ligento green power GmbH, Schnell Motoren AG, Spanner RE2 GmbH, Stadtwerke Rosenheim GmbH Co. KG (SWRO), SWU Energie GmbH, GNS mbH
2013: Successful tests with GNS post-combustion catalysts
With innovative bulk material catalysts from GNS, high conversion rates for CO and benzene were achieved in tests with engine exhaust gas from the wood gas production of plants of the partners ISE and SWRO.
GNS post-combustion catalysts:
By using a catalyst combination of a particularly powerful oxidation catalyst and a robust protective catalyst, the catalyst poisons can be intercepted in the inexpensive protective catalyst before they enter the highly active oxidation catalyst. Thereby:
Development and testing of straw briquettes for use in log wood boilers under the scientific direction of GNS.
Biofuels on the basis of straw have been developed, manufactured and tested in field tests with emission measurements at small-scale furnaces.
Period: 2007 - 2009
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, project support AiF eV, Berlin