Joachim Venus, Senior Scientist “Industrial Biotechnology”, acts as program coordinator for the research program “Material and energetic use of biomass” and head of the working group “bio-based products” at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy Potsdam (ATB), Dept. Bioengineering. His work emphasizes on the development of continuous processes for the production of basic chemicals from biomass. At ATB he is in charge of numerous research projects being carried out in the multi-functional pilot plant for the biotechnological production of several products from plant biomass.