The research approach focuses primarily on the conservation of highly functionalized molecular structures, which already exist within biogenic raw materials. Their maceration and fractionation is followed by a selective catalytic transformation of the crude fractions into the target products. This new concept focuses on the conservational processing of the biomass in liquid phase. This requires a system-based bioeconomical approach that must link all elements of the value chain, from the agricultural biomass production to the conception of tailor-made products. Because of the seasonal nature and the varying characteristics of the plants, the processing units must be realized close to the agricultural production site and constructed of easily deployable, compact, or even miniaturized modular elements in order to minimize the transportation costs. For the production and processing of the biomass, large amounts of water are required. Water preparation, cleaning, and recycling must be an integral part of the entire concept.
The subjects of this research topic can be addressed from the perspective of the bioeconomy value chain or from the methodological approaches: