Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI

New address!

The street name of our headquarters in Braunschweig has changed. You will find us in the usual place, but with a new address:

Riedenkamp 3, 38108 Braunschweig

The Fraunhofer WKI specializes in bio-based chemical products and materials, production technology, functional integration, lightweight construction, material and product testing, recycling processes and indoor air quality. Almost all processes, materials and products resulting from our research activities are used industrially. We operate worldwide and work project-related with research institutions and industrial partners, e. g. with companies from the wood and furniture industries, the construction industry, the chemical industry, the packaging industry and the automotive industry. Our particular strength is our holistic research approach. We develop materials and technologies for a bio-based, resource-conserving and climate-friendly economic cycle - from raw materials to development and quality assurance to recycling.

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Press note / 21.9.2023

Fraunhofer presents bioeconomy roadmap in Brussels

Fraunhofer researchers are highlighting the scientific and technological potential of the bioeconomy in their roadmap “Circular bioeconomy for Germany”. Included are recommended actions to be taken at a political level. The roadmap was presented in Brussels on September 20, 2023. The Fraunhofer WKI contributed to the roadmap.


Press release / 31.8.2023

3D-printed construction element at the Biennale

The Fraunhofer WKI, in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart, the Laser Zentrum Hannover and industrial partners, has produced a column made from natural-fiber-reinforced bioplastic by means of 3D printing. The column is currently on display at the Biennale in Venice. With the column, the researchers are demonstrating that 3D-printed materials are also suitable for large components in architecture.


Press release / 23.8.2023

Sustainable multicopter

In collaboration with the companies Leichtwerk AG and Jowat SE, the Fraunhofer WKI has developed a sustainable multicopter. Thanks to an efficient, bio-based structural design and modular construction, the new aerial vehicle is significantly more sustainable than comparable conventional systems.


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Events and Fairs


Focus courses

Bonding in wooden construction

September 18 to 22, 2023



Formaldehyde analysis for wood-based panels:
ISO/DIS 12460-2



Online seminar

Climate change: Influence on indoor air quality

October 17, 2023 (Replacement date)


Conference and exhibition

27th International Wood Construction Conference

November 29 to December 1, 2023
Innsbruck, Austria

Wilhelm Klauditz Fellowship

The Wilhelm Klauditz Fellowship is a scholarship in the field of applied wood research and is announced annually. It is aimed to senior-level faculty eligible for sabbatical leave who want to pursue world-class research at the Fraunhofer WKI. 



Headquarters Braunschweig

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI

Riedenkamp 3
38108 Braunschweig

Phone +49 531 2155-0
Fax +49 531 2155-334



Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA®

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI

Beethovenstraße 51F
38106 Braunschweig


Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET®

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research
Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Heisterbergallee 10A
30453 Hanover

Phone +49 511 353248 23


Fraunhofer Center Circular Economy for Mobility (CCEM)

c/o Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V.
Hermann-Münch-Str. 2
38440 Wolfsburg