Electrobiotechnology as a component of the bioeconomy

Mankind is facing global challenges associated with a growing world population and rising living standards. These challenges include, among others, the increase of theCO2 concentration in the atmosphere, the security of supply (especially with energy, food, and medicines), and the finiteness of natural resources.
In close cooperation with other institutes and departments at KIT as well as national and international partners from academia and industry, the Chair of Electrobiotechnology develops appropriate methods to solve the global challenges.
The current research topics include:
  • Enzymatic and microbial electrosyntheses

  • Elucidation and optimization of interactions between biocatalysts and electrodes

  • ElectrobiotechnologicalCO2 reduction

  • Development of screening tools

  • Reactor development

  • Digitized reactor and process development

Furthermore, related topics are worked on in the chair, these are in particular:
  • New production organisms in biotechnology

  • Gas fermentations and C1 biotechnology

  • Reaction cascades

  • Process development for biotechnological conversion of renewable raw and residual materials



CIW_EBT_Ridolf-Planck-Preis 2023
Max Bilger wins Rudolf Plank Award 2023!

We are very pleased that our former master student Max Bilger has been awarded the Rudolf Plank Prize 2023 for the best master's degree in bioengineering!

The master thesis was supervised at our institute by PD Dr. Jens Rudat.


BioHealing PreisverleihungKIT - 20220706-KIT-PRE-010
KIT bottom-up project with TeBi participation receives award

The project "BioHealing - Self-Healing Fuel Cell" is part of the Innovation Campus "Mobility of the Future" ICM of KIT and the University of Stuttgart, funded by the Ministry of Science of the State of Baden-Württemberg in the "Strategy Dialog Automotive Industry".


The basic principle is described in this short VIDEO presented.


This interdisciplinary approach - besides TeBi, the KIT institutes wbk, IOC, IMT, and TFT are involved - reached the 3rd place at the innovation competition NEULAND_2022 in the category "Idea Award" .


On the part of TeBi, PD Dr. Jens Rudat and the master students (bioengineering) Max Bilger and Tom Grünert were involved. All three TeBi researchers are involved in an invention disclosure resulting from the project, which is currently being processed at KIT-IRM.

Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
Florian Oswald englische SeiteFlorian Oswald Studientag 2019
Dr. Florian Oswald wins Peter and Luise Hager Prize 2018!

Scientific award in the field of chemical engineering and process engineering for outstanding achievements of individual graduates and doctoral students in the field of energy and environmental technology