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.