Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)

ANiMOX GmbH is a technology oriented company which developed an innovative process for the utilization of protein containing raw, residual and waste materials. In “Waste2Value”, ANiMOX aims at utilizing proteins and amino acids from plant residuals..

PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH was founded 1997 as a spin-off of University Regensburg. The company combines long-standing experiences of a variety of researchers in electrical engineering and sensor development. PreSens offers the network expertises in the fields of customized sensor engineering, non-invasive and micro-invasive sensor technologies, and chemical-optical sensors for measuring oxygene, pH level, and carbon dioxid for the bioprocess control in bio- and environmental reserach, in food and beverages industry and further fields of application.

Large-scale industries

FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE GMBH develops, produces and commercializes lubricants and similar special fluids/oils, for example automotive lubricants, industrial oils, lubrication greases, metalworking fluids, cleaning agents, or corrosion inhibitors. Another focus are environmentally friendly lubricants on the basis of renewable raw material. Within "Waste2Value", FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE investigates the application of the residual-based materials in lubricants.

UPM GmbH produces graphical papers world-wide. The company provides the network partners with residual material arising during pulp production. Instead of combustion, the substances are utilized in a sustainable way.


BioCat is a part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology. The group develops chemical-catalytic conversion processes for the production of chemicals on the basis of renewable resources. Specific focus is on molecules, which are - as monomers - used for the production of bio-based polymers.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT actively shapes the energy and raw material shift. As a pioneer in technical innovations in the fields energy, processes, and products, the institute supports a sustainable economy to improve quality of life and economic innovation capabilities. As one of 67 institutes and independent institutions of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the institute is cross-linked word-wide and supports international collaborations. Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe.

The core competences of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are the fields food production, food processing, food safety and ingredients development, as well as plastics, packaging, and recycling technology. Specific focus is i.a. on residual-based secondary plant compounds, which are modified and then used as functional fabrics.