The DECHEMA, society for chemical engineering and biotechnology, brings together experts from different disciplines, institutions and generations to promote scientific exchange in chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. DECHEMA looks for new technological trends, evaluates them and accompanies the implementation of research results in technical applications. More than 5,800 engineers, scientists, students, companies and institutions belong to the non-profit association. Together with DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, DECHEMA is the organiser of ACHEMA.

Be part of the DECHEMA network!
The VBU is part of DECHEMA. VBU members and interested parties benefit from this large interdisciplinary network, the diverse activities and participation opportunities.

Working groups

VBU members are cordially invited to get involved in DECHEMA's working groups and committees. From algae biotechnology to cell culture technology and systems biology.

>> Biotechnology working groups


Whether online or onsite: the DECHEMA calendar includes conferences, seminars and continuing education courses on a wide range of topics in chemical engineering and biotechnology..

>> Event calendar


Various publications, status and position papers on current topics. databases and engineering software, as well as the registration for our regular thematic newsletters can be found here: 

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