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Dr. Akuma Saningong
T: +49 (0)40 5488704-42

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)

76327 Pfinztal, Germany
T: +49 (0)721 4640632

The Environmental Engineering Department of Fraunhofer ICT is focused on the development of sustainable synthesis, production and recovery processes; and on the qualification of technical products according to standardized testing procedures. The development of sustainable processes requires a highly efficient usage of existing resources combined with the exploitation of new sustainable material sources including a wide range of different biomasses (e.g. wood, straw, algae and biowaste) for the manufacture of new products. Our areas of interests and expertise are divided to four different groups:

The research group for reaction and separation techniques covers thermal, mechanical and chemical processing techniques. Emphasis is placed both on the separation of individual components and on the manufacture of new products, for example via chemical reactions.

In the research group for recycling and waste management, resource efficiency and sustainability form a basis for the material, process and concept development. Competences range from the characterization of material streams through to the high-value application of these streams in production processes.

The analytics group in the Environmental Engineering Department works on the analysis of natural materials, polymer products and mineral components in recycled materials. Investigations using GC-MS, LC-MS, GPC, EA and ICP-OES are carried out for example on lignins, sugars, fats and platform chemicals for synthesis.

The research group for polymers and additives develops technical polymers with new or improved properties. One field is the recovery of new building blocks from sustainable raw materials. Another is the application of flame retardants in plastics (synthesis, formulation, flame retardancy tests).

Rainer Schweppe
Department Head Environmental-Engineering
T.: +49 (0)721 4640173
F: +49 (0)721 800173

Snow Leopard Projects GmbH

Marktplatz 23
94419 Reisbach, Germany
T: +49 (0)8734 939770

Snow Leopard Projects (SLP) is an AD plant (Anaerobic Digestion) developer based in Germany, providing extensive know-how in plant engineering and construction. SLP has an expertise in building AD plants since 1995 and references of 45 plants worldwide to date. Since 2005 and on 16 separate sites in Germany, Snow Leopard Projects directors have as one of the first in the industry developed a two-stage AD plant concept. These two-stage plants are designed to provide a stable and robust operating process for biogas production resulting in a feedstock retention time of less than 21 days, and easier operation with fewer interruptions and delays. Additionally the SLP High Performance Batch Hydrolysis gives up to 30% higher yield compared to single-stage plants.

The AD plants we constructed cover a range from 250 kW to 4 MW and are to be found in the agricultural as well as in the waste sector.

SLP Philosophy: We develop economically sustainable biogas technologies that make ecological sense and we build high-performance AD plants which process mostly fibrous biomass

  • For the utilization of agricultural by-products and landscape conservation materials
  • For the development and improvement of structures in rural regions
  • National and international
  • With flexible biogas and power production complementary to wind and solar power as contribution to a turnaround in energy policy

Walter Danner


08.09. - 10.09.2015, Hamburg

5th Annual European Biomass to Power

16.09. - 17.09.2015, Berlin


22.09. - 24.09.2015, Warsaw

Progress in Biomethane Mobility

27.10. - 28.10.2015, Schwäbisch Hall