Technology Offers

Research findings and know-how at the UFZ are often the basis of innovative products and technologies in the fields of:

  • Sustainable biotechnology,
  • Technological solutions for the remediation of groundwater and wastewater,
  • Environmental engineering, e.g. sensor technology, information systems and monitoring.

Researchers at the UFZ and different types of stakeholders benefit from our competence and the services we offer.

Please contact the Department of Knowledge and Technology Transfer for further information and contact details at the UFZ.

Autosampler / Photo: A. Künzelmann, UFZ
An autosampler for the sampling of rainwater
Time-controlled collect water samples for analysis of stable isotopes and store the samples evaporation-free until laboratory analysis

Detailed construction plans and parts lists of the robust and cost-effective lowtec autosampler, we can provide you with pleasure.
Details on the measuring principle and validation in the field can be found on the product page.

Anlage Leuna / Foto: UFZ
V-EcoTech-Filter: vertical filter eco-technology system
An ecotechnological cleaning method for remediating groundwater contaminated with BTEX and MTBE. It uses a vertical filter system in a large-scale facility for cleaning groundwater

Expertise: Vertical filters / soil filters, Near-natural / ecotechnology,
Groundwater treatment, Passive technology, Engineered treatment wetland

Waste to value / Foto: A. Künzelmann, UFZ
Nature-Based Solutions – sustainable production of materials and energy
New pathways towards a decentralised and integrated use of renewable resources and wastes

Expertise: Modern Biotechnology and bio-electrochemistry, Modular reactor systems, Bio-catalysts, Extensive collection of micro-organisms (yeasts, bacteria, fungi), Process control and sensors, Analytics and modelling, Broad scientific and engineering expertise

Stressed S. cerevisae in bioethanol production process / photo: Dusny, UFZ
Yeasts as optimised cell factories
Improved production of 2nd generation C2-C4 drop-in equivalents by way of single cell analysis

Expertise: Bio-catalysts, Microbial production systems, Mircofluidics, Quantitative (fluorescence) microscopy

Upgrade kit for bioreactors / Photo: A. Künzelmann, UFZ
Upgrade kit for bioreactors (bio-electrosynthesis)
Upgrade kit to enhance conventional bioreactors/fermentors with laboratory reactor systems for conducting comparable and scalable experiments on microbial electrosynthesis for different bioreactor platforms

Expertise: Bio-electrosynthesis, Electrochemical fermentation control, Bioreactors, Microbial electrosynthesis, Geobiotechnology, Bio-corrosion research

Halobacterium / Photo: NASA
Compatible solutes as novel raw material and additives (in German)
Microbial production and use of compatible solutes

Expertise: Development of new strategies for controlling bio-processes, extremophiles as producers of valuable material

Analysis of live cell cultures / Photo André Künzelmann, UFZ
Innovative, simple and economic harvesting and cleaning technology for microbial cells

Expertise: Microbiology, Biochemistry/ Molecular biology, Analytics

Rappbodetalsperre / Photo: A. Künzelmann, UFZ
Numerical Water Quality Simulation for Optimising Management of Drinking Water Reservoirs
Smart Models for a Sustainable Raw Water Withdrawal

Expertise: Hydrodynamic and water quality modelling (e.g. GLM), Limnophysics, Field measurements (probes, buoys), Reservoir management strategies, Water Framework Directives

Container with constructed wetland / Foto: A. T. Ebersbach, UFZ
Mobile root zone plant for wastewater treatment
Nature based and economic method for a short-term peripheral wastewater treatment

Expertise: Constructed wetlands, Mobile sewage treatment, Industrial and urban sewage purification

Schaumtester / Foto: UFZ

Test kit for determining the tendency of substrates to foam in biogas plants

Expertise: Biogas, Foaming, Substrate