TMFB - Cluster of Excellence "Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass"

Project duration: 2012-2019

Funding: DFG

Principle investigators
  • Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert
  • Andreas Schäffer

Project Process
  • Miaomiao Du
  • Sebastian Heger

Cooperation Partners
  • Lehrstuhl für Technische Thermodynamik (RWTH Aachen)
  • Aachener Verfahrenstechnik, Enzymprozesstechnik (RWTH Aachen)

The Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-made fuels from biomass" (TMFB) aims at the development of a sustainable and economical design process for biomass-derived fuels. Within this project, ecotoxicological bioassays are integrated in the biofuel development as a “Green Toxicology" approach. It proposes the application of predictive toxicology as part of the sustainable development and production of less harmful chemicals, pharmaceuticals or other products. The basic idea of “Green Toxicology" is the identification of opportunities to design molecules with reduced environmental and human health hazards and, thus, to minimise the intrinsic toxicity of new products.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Henner Hollert

Goethe University Frankfurt
Biologicum, Campus Riedberg
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Room: 3.319
Phone: +49 (0)69 798 42171
Fax: +49 (0)69 798 42161
Email: hollert(at)bio(dot)uni-frankfurt(dot)de

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