Group Biotechnology — responsible for the Technology Platform Biotechnology — develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic and sustainable production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels.
It focuses on bio-catalysis and bio-refining. Innovative technologies for the sustainable conversion of renewable feedstocks into biofuels and bio-based chemicals through energy-efficient processes allow to substitute fossil-based products and to open the pathway to new bio-based products with improved performance.
Clariant has developed the sunliquid® process for the sustainable production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Process-specific enzymes, which are produced during the process, hydrolize straw, bagasse, or corn stover. The following fermentation of all sugars to ethanol, combined with an energy-saving separation technology, results in a competitive and sustainable process.
By combining our strong biotechnology platform with our core competencies in chemistry, catalysis and separation technologies we offer our customers system solutions out of one hand.
Technology & Innovation Office