Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Technology platforms

Infrastructure / technology platform Short description Contributes to research area / cross-cutting topic
Forschungscampus Klein-Altendorf At the Klein-Altendorf Campus, research and training is carried out under natural conditions on cultivated plants, their agricultural and horticultural growing conditions their interactions with the environment.    
Center for Next Generation Processes and Products The engineering bases for the use of renewable resources will be investigated in the biorefinery plant that is currently under construction.  
Algae Science Center

The ‘Algae Science Center’, located at Forschungszentrum Jülich, enables growing of phototrophic algae and comparison of different cultivations as well as harvesting technologies on 1500m² area.

Jülich Phenotyping Center (JPPC)

Quantitative analysis of the plant phenome: our goals

To combine non-invasive sensors and automation to quantify shoot and root structure and function
To evaluate workflows for application to high-throughput towards systematic plant phenotyping
To integrate phenotyping routines and environmental monitoring including for growth-limiting conditions
To promote the wide adoption of best practices and standard procedures for plant phenotyping

Center for Structural Studies (CSS) The CSS aims for scientific tasks within all areas of structure-supplying methods at an atomic level. The Center provides all steps as full-service as well as access to our infrastructure and scientific support.      
Centrum für Chemische Polymertechnologie (CPT) The CPT is operated as a DWI facility at the RWTH e.V. (DWI). In the department for polymer analysis, the CPT has state-of-the-art methods for analyzing the general causes for material deviation and material failure in the fields of plastics and film and fiber materials beyond a quality control.    
Biomolecular NMR Center With their highest- and high-field NMR spectrometers for liquid and solid-state NMR spectroscopy, the Biomolecular NMR Center at the Jülich Center and the HHU Düsseldorf offer excellent conditions for researching the structure of biologically and medically relevant proteins, such as determination of the high-resolution three-dimensional structure.  
Biotechnikum The Biotechnical Center at the Jülich Center allows the cultivation of microbiological systems up to the semi-industrial pilot scale. A cultivation capacity is available with a maximum 300 l bioreactor volume. In addition, the Biotechnical Center has appropriate separation techniques for obtaining product-containing, cell-free supernatant or biomass for further purification steps. The Biotechnical Center facilitates the preparation of product amounts relevant for scientific purposes, particularly in systems with low productivity.  
Kompetenzzentrum für organische Massenspektrometrie (BioSpec) The main focuses of the BioSpec include the determination of structure of signaling substances and metabolites in plant and bacterial metabolism, the characterization of organic carbon in the ground, the characterization of proteins and the characterization of pyrolizable hydrocarbons in different matrices. Quantification and determination of C-14 activity in molecules round off the spectrum.
Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) The Jülich Supercomputing Center offers computing capacity of the highest performance class for scientific simulations. In addition, there will be further development of the supercomputer and the technical infrastructure, for example for data storage, visualization systems and networks and software. Other essential tasks are user support and training.