DFG Priority Program (SPP) 2240 eBiotech

The priority program “Bioelectrochemical and Engineering Fundamentals to Establish Electro-biotechnology for Biosynthesis – Power to Value-added Products (eBiotech)” (SPP 2240) is located at the interface between electrochemistry, microbiology, materials science, process engineering, and systems and synthetic biology. Starting in 2021, the DFG priority program eBiotech combines the competencies from 28 German research groups of these disciplines working in 14 projects in the form of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network. The focus of the DFG priority program 2240 eBiotech lies on the targeted development and efficient design of electro-biotechnological processes through a better understanding of the underlying processes. By exploiting the synergistic effects of natural science and engineering, the priority program 2240 eBiotech will address the technical development of electrically driven biosynthesis processes in addition to current scientific questions in the field of electro-biotechnology.