The Priority Program 2240 eBiotech in a broader context
The SPP 2240 “e-Biotech” harnesses the latest advances in (bio)electrochemistry, microbiology, materials science, systems and synthetic biology and process engineering to pave the way for an emerging new field, the electro-biotechnology. It provides an immense chance to develop completely new and highly efficient bioprocesses from electricity and sustainable substrates including CO2. To this end, fundamental research, especially with an engineering approach to link the basic science with process technology, are urgently needed. The SPP timely brings together research groups with broad expertise and from different locations for a true interdisciplinary collaboration. With this e-Biotech lays the necessary foundations for realizing the promise of electro-biotechnology and enabling Germany to become internationally leading in this important area of bioeconomy and the use of regenerative energy (Power-to-Products).