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LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
Business Unit
Inorganic Pigments
Dr. Hendrik Kathrein

Phone: +49 (0)2151 88-3790
Year founded: 2004
Sales volume: € 8.8 billion (2011)
Employees: 16,900
Production process of biogas

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH


The LANXESS Inorganic Pigments business unit is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of inorganic pigments, with a broad and innovative product range and acknowledged expertise in technical service. The business unit has a global presence with production facilities in Germany, China and Brazil as well as with additional mixing and milling facilities in Australia, the UK, Spain and the USA.

Iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments from LANXESS Inorganic Pigments are distinguished by their high quality and simple, standards-compliant and environmentally-compatible processing.

LANXESS Inorganic Pigments has developed a range of technical oxides for the desulfurization of biogas.

Bayoxide® E 16 is a highly effective synthetic iron oxide for reducing hydrogen sulphide in biogas that can be added directly to the fermentation reactor. “Our new product is a cost-effective alternative to conventional desulfurization processes, such as the use of activated carbon. Bayoxide® E 16 is very effective on account of its purity levels of almost 100%. In contrast to comparable products, a metering system is not necessary, meaning Bayoxide® E 16 is very simple to use,” explains Gregor Hermanns, technical oxides expert in the LANXESS Inorganic Pigments business unit.