Chair of Chemistry of Biogenic Raw Materials (Prof. Dr. Volker Sieber)
Today’s chemical production is based almost exclusively on crude oil and natural gas as raw materials. In the course of a more sustainable economy, it is essential to increasingly produce basic chemicals from renewable raw materials, i.e. from biomass, in order to create the basis for a new “green” chemistry. The aim of the work at the chair is to develop technical processes that allow established basic materials for chemical production and fine chemicals to be produced efficiently and thus economically from biomass and to establish new relevant substances that can be obtained from renewable raw materials.