Fraunhofer Chile Research

Fraunhofer Chile Research

Applied research to solve industry needs and accelerate technologies in Chile and Latin America.

Center for Systems Biotechnology

Innovation to solve industry challenges in circular economy, functional foods, aquaculture and sustainable agriculture.

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Center for Solar Energy Technologies

Innovation for the development of a world-class solar industry.

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70 años de Fraunhofer

Nuestro aniversario número 70 es una ocasión para celebrar a la Fundación Fraunhofer junto a sus socios, colegas y todos quienes quieran dar forma al futuro.

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Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

72 institutes in Germany, worldwide leaders in research and development to serve the industry.

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Business areas of the Biotechonology Center


Agri-foods and ingredients

We add value to agro-industrial waste with a focus on a circular economy, create functional foods, work on sustainable pollination and bee health, and devise Smart Agro solutions.


Aquaculture and Marine Systems

We formulate products to improve productivity and disease control of aquaculture species, innovate in diagnostic methods and support aquaculture diversification programs.


Industrial Sustainability

We design sustainable solutions in bioprocesses, evaluate agricultural and aquaculture residues to generate energy and investigate sustainable uses of water.


R+D Services Platform

We execute laboratory procedures with high quality standards in biology, chemistry and bioinformatics.

Business areas of the Solar Energy Center


Solar thermal systems

We focus our research on the use of engineering for the development of innovative technology in the installation and management of solar thermal pilot plants.


Photovoltaics systems

In order to anticipate problems at an early stage, we provide services for the photovoltaic industry with certified state-of-the-art technology and specialized professionals.


Testing and analysis

We have experience in testing and analysis, to evaluate the operation and condition of photovoltaic plants.

News and Press Releases



Dandelion rubber would help comply with recycling law for tires

Chilean mining could benefit from a Fraunhofer Chile project to install a 100% recyclable rubber factory in the country. This can be obtained from the root of the plant. See details in Diario Financiero.


Natural preservatives captivate consumers.

Biotechnology Center researcher Patricio Mandujano reveals how the ingredient market is responding to the demand for healthier, additive-free, "clean label" foods. Read the article published in Indualimentos magazine.



Solar Power Concentration (CSP) leads solar thermal energy projects

The technical reliability and competitive prices achieved by the CSP are surpassing the new coal plants to produce electricity, highlights Mercedes Ibarra, head of the Solar Thermal Energy Group of Fraunhofer Chile. Read the report on solar thermal energy in Electricidad magazine.



AtaMoS-TeC starts construction for applied research outdoor

Important information about the AtaMoS-TeC project, which together with celebrating its first anniversary, starts the applied research phase, supported by Fraunhofer Chile Research with its Center for Solar Energy Technologies (FCR-CSET).

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