SRI ValBio

Stuttgart Research Initiative - Valorization of Bioresources

An interdisciplinary initiative of institutes at the University of Stuttgart for bioeconomic research and translation into actual application.
[Photo: IBVT, University of Stuttgart]

BioMat pavilion behind a flower bed
View of the laboratory for the valorisation of CO2/CO/H2-containing gases through fermentation with microorganisms
Neuried-Hybrid-KW in a cornfield
MAGNUS SEG Fluidized Bed System

The research focus established at the University of Stuttgart called "Stuttgart Research Initiative - Valorization of Bioresources" (SRI ValBio) combines the organizational and research activities for establishing sustainable development through intensive application of bioeconomy. The cooperation also aims to focus related teaching activities at the university.

SRI ValBio is an initiative that unites a variety of different institutes from different faculties at the University of Stuttgart. SRI ValBio owes its existence to the support of the Research Council at the University of Stuttgart.

In the meantime, SRI ValBio is continuously growing through external funding, which is jointly acquired by the members of the association. Essential contents of the SRI ValBio are:

  1. The research and use of bio-based structures and components.
  2. The research and use of bio-based materials including their use in sustainable architecture.
  3. The research and use of novel approaches for the generation of bioenergy and the production of valuable materials in sustainable biotechnological processes.

The topics are synergistically interlinked and are all important components for establishing a sustainable circular economy. The research projects have in common that they are always quantitatively evaluated in overall life cycle analyses, ecological balances and system models, and that they are integrated into a systemic context.


A first joint project, ValBio-Urban, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, is dedicated to the translation of current research results into actual applications.

Bioconcrete cylinder
Bioconcrete cylinder from the ValBio-Urban subproject 'Bioconcrete'


Projects associated with SRI ValBio


The aim of the EU project EASI ZERo is therefore to advance the development of sustainable building materials for energy-efficient buildings for renovation and new construction. EASI ZERo is developing and validating an easy-to-install comprehensive system of sustainable materials for the building envelope to ensure efficient and sustainable energy renovation with a low energy footprint and CO2 emissions close to zero.



The Exploit4InnoMat project aims to provide a sustainable solution for the development, upscaling and validation of new material concepts across Europe. The goal is to establish an open European innovation network of testbeds and pilot lines (Open Innovation Testbeds - OITB) for building envelope materials that will facilitate the achievement of the EU's target for near-zero energy buildings (nZEB).



This image shows Dinah Henritzi

Dinah Henritzi

Dr. rer. nat.

Scientific Co-ordination Manager

This image shows Ralf  Takors

Ralf Takors

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Project Manager

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