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25 September 2020

Biology is an important science discipline to better understand the world we live in!

By publishing a catchy and informative music video, the MeMBrane project aims to improve the public perception of biology as a scientific discipline and wants to motivate students to choose biology as their course of studies!42 views

nova-Experts introduced: Francesco Longhini

Life cycle assessment in the field of argriculture, biotechnology and bio-based science.53 views

17 September 2020

TOP You are an innovator in CO2 utilisation or you have developed pioneer technologies to capture or convert CO2 into fuels or chemicals? Join us and apply for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

nova-Institute and YNCORIS, together with the co-organiser CO2 Value Europe will award a prize to innovative products and technologies in the field of Carbon Capture and Carbon Utilisation (Power-to-X) at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”.228 views

8 September 2020

TOP Results of seven years of market research published

Three online surveys on green premium for bio-based products and one in-depth consumer study, published now for the first time428 views

7 September 2020

TOP Bioeconomy worth 2.4 trillion EUR to the European economy as bio-based industries mark sizeable jump in turnover and bio-based share of chemicals reaches record high of 15%

Latest version of nova-Institute's market report for BIC "European Bioeconomy in Figures" covers the whole period from 2008 to 2017370 views

2 September 2020

TOP Chemical industry on the pathway to renewable carbon

This summer the first survey on renewable carbon in the chemical industry was conducted. 20 to 25% of the carbon supply is already renewable637 views

Call for innovations – Apply now for the first award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year”

Deadline for submission: 30 November 2020134 views

26 August 2020

9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals – Call for Papers and Posters

Hybrid event on 23–24 March 2021129 views

4 August 2020

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative will be launched in September and the support is already strong!

Nearly ten renowned companies have already signed or will sign for the core advisory board. Moreover,  90 experts from industry, science and politics are convinced of the strategy and support the initiative as personal supporter. We are looking for the next 10 to have a strong basis on 100 experts supporting our initiative! The first 100 personal supporter will be shown with their photo and name on our "poster of supporters" launched in September! Take your chance!366 views

TOP Survey collecting evidence about the use of and knowledge about renewable carbon in products/materials

Survey runs until mid of September214 views

3 August 2020

TOP Call for abstracts and innovations: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany) – Lenzing will support the conference for the second time as gold sponsor. Further sponsors are welcome.

Innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021”215 views

31 Juli 2020

TOP Due to high demand, the summer promotion is extended for the last time until the end of August: Summer promotion: 30% discount on all market and trend studies on the bio-based economy

The latest market report “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” has been updated to include the immediate effects of the corona crisis.167 views

22 Juli 2020

nova-Experts introduced: Lars Krause (Dr. rer. nat.)

Market, technologies and innovations in the field of chemical recycling187 views

1 Juli 2020

TOP nova-Institute supports your smart transition to renewable carbon

What are future challenges, environmental benefits and successful strategies to substitute fossil carbon with biomass, direct CO2 utilisation and recycling? What are the most promising concepts and applications?274 views

TOP Renewable carbon is the key to a CO2 neutral circular economy

The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) that will be launched in September will address this core problem. And the support for the initiative is already strong! Renowned companies have already signed up for the core advisory board, and 82 experts from industry, science and politics are convinced of the strategy and support the initiative with their names.364 views

26 Juni 2020

TOP Save the date: 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne (Germany) – Submission for abstracts and innovations as well as requests for sponsorship are now possible.

The first conference already hit the mark, the second will go one step further! The focus will be on strategies, markets, technologies and sustainability – particularly on alternative cellulose feedstocks in order to reduce the demand for virgin cellulose, even as demand for cellulose fibre will in total further increase. 300 participants and 30 exhibitors are expected.382 views

24 Juni 2020

TOP The winner of the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020” is Henry’s Hempharvester with a front-loaded attachment for harvesting industrial hemp flowers and stems – especially suitable for small farms

Second winner is an architectural research consortium with its modular, off-grid hemp house (SUNIMPLANT) in Morocco and third winner is the world first Lyocell type fibre made from hemp fibres or fibre waste (Lyohemp™ knitwear)786 views

19 Juni 2020

nova-Experts introduced: Verena Bauchmüller (B.Sc. Social Sciences)

Dissemination, Communication, Project Management239 views

9 Juni 2020

TOP Join the Survey for the BioMonitor Toolbox!

The BioMonitor project is setting up its monitoring and assessment framework for the European bioeconomy. To meet the need of its users, the consortium is asking for your help by participating in a survey.  262 views

4 Juni 2020

TOP nova Session: EU Circular Economy and Plastic Policy

13 October 2020, ONLINE352 views

3 Juni 2020

TOP Update on the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI)

Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, summarises the focus of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI):651 views

TOP 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne, Germany –Call for abstracts and innovation is open!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics413 views

28 Mai 2020

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

This year, nova-Institute will host the established “17th EIHA Hemp Conference”, 16–17 June 2020, ONLINE. More than 400 participants are expected. The winners of the innovation award will, also ONLINE, be elected by the conference participants.772 views

27 Mai 2020

TOP Early summer promotion: 30% discount on all market and trend studies on the bio-based economy

The latest market report “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” has been updated to include the immediate effects of the corona crisis.349 views

TOP Frühsommer-Aktion: 30% Rabatt auf alle Markt- und Trendstudien zur Bio-basierten Ökonomie

Der neueste Markt-Report "Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks" wurde aktualisiert, um die unmittelbaren Auswirkungen der Corona-Krise mit einzubeziehen.237 views

19 Mai 2020

TOP New method shows promise for the design of more robust microbial strains in biotechnology

From sourdough starters to biotechnological bugs, micro-organisms make the products society wants and needs. The new European Green Deal is dependent on engineered microbes to make biochemicals to replace oil and synthetic chemicals as building blocks for consumer goods.346 views

18 Mai 2020

TOP Crises need clever minds – The winner of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” is a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting from Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland)!

The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), which consists of 90% renewable raw materials. Third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany), which is a paper-based and compostable functional barrier coating for food packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.837 views

5 Mai 2020

TOP The world’s largest meeting on industrial hemp and cannabis will take place online this year – 500 participants from 50 countries and all industrial sectors are expected

17th EIHA Hemp Conference, 16–17 June 2020 (Online Event). An all-time record for the hemp conference was set in 2019 in Cologne (Germany) with 415 participants from 49 countries and 34 exhibitors. As in previous years, the audience will vote for the “Hemp Product of the Year”. The event is organised in cooperation with the “European Industrial Hemp Association (www.eiha.org)”.429 views

4 Mai 2020

TOP Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment exempts biodegradable plastics from single-use ban

The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment published at January 16 this year a paper on measures against plastic pollution.370 views

TOP How much biomass do bio-based plastics need?

An update on the “Land use” debate and facts on biomass use in general by nova-Institute521 views

27 April 2020

nova experts introduced: Matthias Stratmann

New head of sustainability department250 views

21 April 2020

TOP Only one established event on bio-based economy was neither cancelled nor postponed: The “13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials” will be held ONLINE this year on 12–14 May 2020 – final programme available online

44 speakers from leading companies have confirmed their presentations. Topics of the online conference are circular economy, renewable carbon, chemical recycling and latest investments in biorefineries. Information on technologies, markets and policy will be provided for bio-based building blocks and polymers. One special focus is on lignin utilisation, another on fine chemicals for pharma, cosmetics, body care & specialities.604 views

16 April 2020

TOP Call for innovations – innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2020”

Deadline for Submission: 30 April 2020413 views

2 April 2020

TOP Novel bio-based alternatives from renewable resources – Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”

Due to the positive experience with its first online conference in March, nova-Institute will also host the established “International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, 12–13 May, 2020 ONLINE. The winners of the innovation award will be elected online by the conference participants.1156 views

30 März 2020

TOP New strategy paper on Renewable Carbon: Looking for Supporters

Before we launch the campaign on renewable carbon worldwide in May, we are looking for 100 representatives of the chemical and plastics industry to support the campaign with their names. Are you in?628 views

27 März 2020

TOP Innovative and sustainable ideas can’t be stopped by the Corona crisis! The winners of the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020” are Air Vodka made from CO2, a biological methanation process as grid-scale energy storage solution and a direct air capture solution for CO2

At nova-Institute’s first online conferences on PtX and Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU), 50 speakers presented and discussed the future of aviation fuels and carbon dioxide as feedstock!638 views

26 März 2020

TOP Verbundprojekt EvaChem – ONLINE Stakeholder-Workshop am 14. Mai 2020

Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation und zum Schutz der Gesundheit aller haben wir beschlossen, den EvaChem Stakeholder-Workshop am 14. Mai von 14:00– 17:00 Uhr als Online-Veranstaltung über ZOOM anzubieten. Das Workshop-Programm finden Sie unter: www.nova-institute.eu/evachem/workshop/programm.339 views

24 März 2020

nova experts introduced: Andreas Kesenheimer

New head of the IT department.365 views

20 März 2020

TOP Your Chance to Join: nova-Institute’s 3-Day Online Conference on Aviation Fuels and Carbon Capture and Utilisation

50 Speakers Present the Future of Aviation Fuels and Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock online on 23-25 March 2020, 10:00 to 18:00 at least 200 to 300 Online Participants Expected426 views

17 März 2020

TOP Aviation fuels, CO2-based fuels and chemicals, PtX and CCU need conferences and meeting places for exchange – especially in times of the corona virus.

Unfortunately, nova won’t be able to hold the major conferences in Cologne next week due to general event bans in Germany: 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels (in cooperation with IASA), 23 March 2020 and the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers, 24 – 25 March 2020394 views

11 März 2020

TOP Can the European Union’s kerosene demand be met by the amount of biomass produced in the EU?

The aviation summit is one day prior to the 8th edition of the established “Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, 24-25 March, 2020, Cologne, Germany. In order to make participation possible despite travel limitations, both conferences are also offered as a webinar.506 views

2 März 2020

TOP BioSinn – products for which biodegradation makes sense!

When does biodegradation makes ecological sense? Are there already suitable materials for such applications? What are the conditions in market economy?532 views

27 Februar 2020

TOP Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks – The exit of key players, restructuring of production capacities worldwide, a shrinking pool of new start-up companies but also burgeoning discovery and increasing production of new building blocks

UK-based chemical industry consultancy Tecnon OrbiChem and the nova-Institute release their latest “Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks” www.bio-based.eu/reports777 views

25 Februar 2020

TOP The “Top 6” candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2020”!

Vodka made from CO2. Biotechnological CO2 conversion to produce chemicals, polymers and methane. Synthetic fuels produced with CO2 captured from air and CO2-based consumer products. Everything and more is possible right now!825 views

20 Februar 2020

TOP Despite storm and virus warnings, 210 participants joined “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in Cologne, Germany

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the first conference on cellulose fibres was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.692 views

3 Februar 2020

TOP Aviation fuels made from CO2 – Register now to be part of the coolest new thing on the way to low-emission air transport

1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels, 23 March 2020, Cologne (Germany) on Sustainable Strategies & Solutions for Cleaner Air Transport398 views

30 Januar 2020

TOP Deep insight into a turbulent and growing market – Expert workshop on the global production of bio-based building blocks and polymers

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2019-2024”. A Workshop with leading biopolymer experts from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Join in, learn, discuss and share.631 views

29 Januar 2020

nova Experts introduced: Jutta Millich

Partnering – Dissemination & Communication – Conferences282 views

27 Januar 2020

TOP The global bio-based polymer market 2019 – A revised view on a turbulent and growing market

Turbulent times for bio-based polymers in 2019: PLA sold out despite expansion, as did PHA. Bio-based PP available for the first time, increased production of PBAT, PBS, bio-based PE, starch-containing polymer compounds and epoxy resins.1632 views

23 Januar 2020

The PULP2VALUE project was awarded with the BBI award for the highest number of cross-sectoral interconnections

As coordinator of the project, Royal COSUN (NL) received the award from Philippe Mengal, BBI JU Executive Director on the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019303 views