Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg e.V.

Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg e.V. (PPM) is a private, non-profit research and development institute. Members of PPM are companies or people dealing with plant breeding, vegetable oil production and processing, biofuels and biochemistry as well as engineering and plant construction for that branch.PPM runs Germany’s first and unique experimental pilot plant, designed to recover and process vegetable oils and proteins. The staff of PPM consists currently of 26 people. Among these are chemists, engineers and laboratory assistants.

PPM comprises the following business fields: Vegetable Oils, Plant Proteins, Biomaterials and Analytics. Within these business fields PPM is working on research and development projects. In order to pursue these projects PPM raises public funds. The results of the projects are published and applied in the areas of human and animal nutrition and chemical engineering.

Moreover, PPM conducts contract research and services for companies and research institutions that are located in Germany or other countries. Apart from our expertise and our research equipment our clients appreciate especially our reliability and confidentiality.

Our core competences are:

  • vegetable oil recovery/extraction and refining
  • modifications of fats and oils
  • plant proteins: recovery/extraction, purification, fractionation, modification
  • biofuels
  • natural fibre reinforced composites and additives for plastic materials


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