In order to efficiently transform the obtained knowledge to the design of industrial products or new technical processes, the SKH Company for applied and technical chemistry was founded in 2000. The firm is recognized as an associate institute of the University of Regensburg. This company also offers services in the field of product formulation, especially of cosmetics, household products and pharmaceutics.
Since 2010, the focus of our research is mainly on two areas:
Environmentally friendly extraction of plants (essential oils, biopolymers etc.) for the design of highly added value chemicals based on renewable feed stocks (not for fuel production). The vision is an European agriculture that becomes more and more independent of subsidising and instead produces valuable foods and green products.
Our research group is also a member of the 2012 founded Carl-von-Carlowitz Centre of Sustainable Chemistry in our faculty. Prof. Kunz is currently head of this centre. Carl von Carlowitz is supposed to be the first German having used the word “nachhaltig” (sustainable), in 1713.