"The market calls for innovations"

We set ourselves that challenge. B+B Engineering is an innovative company. Unique know-how and an unrivalled position in the market are the objectives of our research activities. A permanent innovation process is inextricably linked to our core competencies in our daily work.
Our own research capacities as well as co-operations with universities, research facilities and partner companies enable us to handle complex development tasks at the highest level.

  • More efficient processes and plants,
  • Foundations for manufacturing new products,
  • Sustainability in the production process
  • Resource efficiency

are the focus of our research activities.


Currently ongoing R&D topics:

Research project "EthaNa - ethanolic mild extraction of rapeseed"

(Duration: 09/2017 - 08/2021)


Construction of a pilot plant based on the novel process for the processing of rapeseed developed by B+B Engineering GmbH together with scientists from the Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP).

EthaNa stands for ethanolic mild extraction of dehulled rapeseed, on which the process concept is based. It includes dehulling of the rapeseed, cell disruption of the rapeseed kernels, and fractional extraction with ethanol, and does not involve pressing of the seed. The process is carried out at a gentle temperature of 80°C maximum.  Direct extraction with alcohol yields high-quality vegetable oil and high-quality proteins as the main products. In addition, secondary ingredients such as sinapic acid, tocopherols, phytic acid or glucosinolates are obtained, which can be used for technical or cosmetic products.

For more information, visit: https://ethana.de/

Funded by:

German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz)  (BMEL)

and its project management agency, the Agency of Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V.).  (FNR)

+++ B+B receives funding for digitalisation processes / / Our company is interested in continuously improving the quality of the services we offer. This also includes the continuous optimisation of processes. In this context, we make use of digitalisation. Specifically, we have invested in location-independent working methods (hardware and software) in the ...