Integrated biorefinery concepts

Sustainable conversion of biomass favours a full valorisation of all major components, following the principles of green chemistry and engineering. Modern integrated biorefinery concepts combine adapted unit operations for the conversion of a diverse variety of biomass feedstocks. We develop novel concepts for biomass pretreatment and fractionation in combination with separation and purification steps. This leads to innovative, sustainable and economic biomass conversion systems that are adaptable to the different types of biomass and enable straightforward downstream processing.


Grande, P. M. ; Weidener, D. ; Dietrich S. K. ; Dama, M. ; Bellof, M. ; Maas, R. ; Pauly, M. ; Leitner, W. ; Klose, H. Domínguez de María, P.
OrganoCat fractionation of Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB) from palm trees into Lignin, Sugars and Cellulose-Enriched Pulp accepted in ACS Omega (2019)

Weidener, D. ; Klose, H. ; Leitner, W. ; Schurr, U. ; Usadel, B. ; Domínguez de María, P. ; Grande, P. One-Step Lignocellulose Fractionation by using 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid as a Biogenic and Recyclable Catalyst ChemSusChem 11(13), 2051 - 2056 (2018)

Grande, P. M. ; Viell,J. ;Theyssen, N. ; Marquardt, W. ; Domínguez de María, P. ; Leitner, W. Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass using the OrganoCat process. Green Chem. 2015, 17, 3533–3539


Dr. Holger Klose

Head of Research "Alternative Biomass"

  • Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG)
  • Plant Sciences (IBG-2)
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