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10 Oktober 2019

TOP Levulinic acid and succinic acid – A realistic look at the present and future of two versatile bio-based platform chemicals and their market development

Two new market reports published by nova-Institute shed light on the current and future market situation of these previously acclaimed promising bio-based building blocks423 views

TOP Lävulinsäure und Bernsteinsäure – Ein realistischer Blick auf zwei vielseitig einsetzbare bio-basierte Plattformchemikalien und ihre Marktentwicklung heute und in Zukunft

Zwei neue Marktreports des nova-Instituts beleuchten die aktuelle und zukünftige Marktsituation dieser vielversprechenden bio-basierten Building-Blocks109 views

8 Oktober 2019

TOP Open Letter to DG Environment:  Which polymers are “natural polymers” in the sense of the single-use plastic ban?

“Single-use plastic ban” excepts bioplastics made from chemically unmodified natural polymers in the sense of the REACH definition of a not chemically modified substance388 views

What is the impact of agricultural mulch foils on terrestrial ecosystems?

In the “iMulch” project, funded by the EU and the German federate state North Rhine-Westphalia, scientists are developing new measuring methods to analyse the effects of plastics (micro and macro plastics) on soils and drainage waters81 views

Welchen Einfluss haben Mulchfolien in der Landwirtschaft auf terrestrische Ökosysteme?

In dem von der EU und dem Land NRW geförderten Projekt "iMulch" entwickeln Wissenschaftler neue Messmethoden, um die Auswirkungen von Kunststoffen (Mikro- und Makrokunststoffe) auf Böden und Drainagegewässern zu analysieren95 views

7 Oktober 2019

TOP Reducing the use of plastics without changing production technology?

130,000 t of biocomposite granulates are available for greening in Europe. World's largest biocomposites conference in November in Cologne (Germany)323 views

TOP Weniger Kunststoffe ohne Änderung der Produktionstechnik?

130.000 t Biokomposit-Granulate sind für grüne Produkte in Europa verfügbar. Weltgrößte Biokomposit-Konferenz im November in Köln120 views

12 September 2019

TOP Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) is picking up speed. Leading conference on carbon dioxide as feedstock for fuels, chemicals and polymers calls for presentations

8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, 24-25 March 2020159 views

5 September 2019

TOP In the future, we will use more plastics – and why this is good news

Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institute, in interview with editor Svenja Geerken, Bio-based News1199 views

TOP In Zukunft werden wir mehr Kunststoffe nutzen – und warum dies eine gute Nachricht ist

Michael Carus, CEO nova-Institut, im Interview mit Redakteurin Svenja Geerken, Bio-based News334 views

TOP Open Letter to the JRC

How can the environmental effects of bio-based polymers be compared with those of petrochemical polymers on equal footing?224 views

nova-Institute is looking for a new Head of Sustainability Department (m/f/d)

Location Hürth, permanent full-time position (40 hours/week)541 views

12 August 2019

nova Session “Technology of the Future: Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)” – Renewable Carbon for kerosene, naphtha, chemicals and polymers

With guest speakers from Nordic Blue Crude, IASA and RWTH Aachen University149 views

26 Juli 2019

New figures reveal sustained growth for the European bioeconomy – 2.3 trillion EUR turnover and 18.6 million people employed in 2016

A study conducted in 2016 by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by the bioeconomy e.g. turnover and employment for the years 2008 and 2013477 views

Das nova-Institut sucht Verstärkung: Abteilungsleiter für die Abteilung „Nachhaltigkeit“ (m/w/d)

Standort Hürth, Festanstellung in Vollzeit (40 Stunden/Woche)1178 views

24 Juni 2019

Webinar on cascading conversion of ligno-cellulosic recalcitrant residues: screening for efficient biocatalysts

Broadcast date: July 4, 2019 - Time: 2:00 pm, CET194 views

17 Juni 2019

TOP New international conference on cellulose fibres – presenting the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

The new conference organised by nova-Institute will cover the entire value chain of cellulose fibres603 views

Biocomposites performing great – not only for lightweight construction!

The full range of successful new technologies and applications of biocomposites in the automotive industry and construction as well as in consumer products655 views

The world’s best market reports on the bio-based and CO2-based economy

Summer bundle of two top sellers on polymers – you’ll save 1,000 €! Return in case of dissatisfaction!377 views

Die weltweit besten Marktreports zur bio- und CO2-basierten Wirtschaft

Sommer-Bundle zweier Topseller zu Polymeren – Sie sparen 1000 EUR! Rückgabe bei Nichtgefallen!143 views

12 Juni 2019

Necessary measures to achieve a level-playing field for bio-based products

Seven measures to achieve better policies and standards for bio-based industries240 views

7 Juni 2019

Limit and guideline values for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in hemp foods

Analysis and evaluation of the opinion of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR) from 8 November 2018 “Tetrahydrocannabinol levels are too high in many hemp-containing foods – health impairments are possible” No. 034/2018315 views

6 Juni 2019

TOP Hemp fibre-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream are “Hemp Products of the Year 2019”

With more than 410 participants from 49 countries and a sold-out exhibition, the conference has broken all records and is now by far the world's largest event for the industrial use of hemp800 views

4 Juni 2019

Life Cycle Assessment of the LignoLoc® wooden nail

The nails are made from indigenous beech wood and bring a pull-out strength that is higher than steel nails252 views

Ökobilanz des LignoLoc®-Holznagels

Die Nägel sind aus heimischem Buchenholz gefertigt und besitzen eine höhere Ausziehfestigkeit als Stahlnägel151 views

27 Mai 2019

Six candidates nominated for the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019”

For the second time, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” will be granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products330 views

21 Mai 2019

Golden Compound’s sustainable coffee capsule

Evaluation of sustainability according to VDI-4605 standard329 views

Die heimkompostierbare Kaffeekapsel von Golden Compound

Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung nach VDI-4605265 views

16 Mai 2019

TOP Compostable sanitary pads from India, sustainable fibres from Finland and home compostable coffee capsules from Germany are the winners of the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2019”

For the 12th year in a row, the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative bio-based chemicals and materials industry. The award has been sponsored by InfraServ Knapsack and organized by nova-Institute (both located in Hürth, Germany)568 views

15 Mai 2019

Farmers and end users now benefit from a new database of industrial crops growing on marginal land!

The European Union's Horizon 2020 project MAGIC has reached a milestone by uploading a beta version of its Decision Support System for farmers and end users, showing marginal land and an overview of industrial crops suitable to be grown on this land291 views

13 Mai 2019

Paving the way to a bio-based future for the European chemical industry

EU project RoadToBio publishes roadmap407 views

7 Mai 2019

TOP The state of the European bio-based economy is very mixed, the market is in a critical phase

Interview with Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, on the development of the European bio-based economy and a shift towards a renewable carbon economy942 views

2 Mai 2019

State of play of Central and Eastern Europe’s bioeconomies

Study to map information and to help establishing data-driven support for the development and implementation of national bioeconomy policies in the BIOEAST macro-region217 views

30 April 2019

Join us: nova-Session „EU Circular Economy and Plastic Policy”, 21 May 2019, Cologne

Want to know what’s really going on with the new European plastics policy? Join our nova-Session!296 views

11 April 2019

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2019” – you have the choice

The winners will be selected at the “12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, 15-16 May 2019, in Cologne, Germany876 views

8 April 2019

TOP Deep insight into the future of bio-based building blocks and polymers

nova Session “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Markets, Trends and Innovations”522 views

3 April 2019

Understanding your customer – In-depth psychological market research on bio-based products

Tailor-made consumer research services for bio-based producers486 views

2 April 2019

Natural fibres show outstandingly low CO2 footprint compared to glass and mineral fibres

nova-Institute updates its reference study for the automotive and insulation industry1067 views

COSMOS event: Camelina & crambe oil crops as sources for medium-chain oils for specialty oleochemicals

28 May 2019, 9:30-12:30, Lisbon, Portugal (Side event of the 27th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition)210 views

21 März 2019

TOP Winners of innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” by Covestro and nova-Institute chosen

First-time innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” goes to Carbicrete (Canada) for cement-free carbon-negative concrete. The second winner is Nordic Blue Crude (Norway), with synthetic kerosene, petrol and diesel, and the third winner is b.fab (Germany) with an innovative biotechnology based on synthetic biology1008 views

TOP Innovationspreis von Covestro und nova-Institut für die beste CO2-Nutzung 2019 verliehen

Der erstmalig verliehene Innovationspreis „Best CO2 Utilisation 2019” geht an Carbicrete (Kanada) für zementfreien Beton. Zweiter Preisträger ist Nordic Blue Crude (Norwegen) mit synthetischem Kerosin, Benzin und Diesel aus CO2 und der dritte Gewinner b.fab (Deutschland) mit innovativer Biotechnologie auf Basis synthetischer Biologie485 views

6 März 2019

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Erreichen Sie 160.000 Leser monatlich

Platzieren Sie Ihr Banner und profitieren Sie von der hohen Sichtbarkeit der „Bio-based News“ – der ältesten und weitreichendsten Plattform in der Bioökonomie!235 views

1 März 2019

BIOFOREVER Workshop: Feasibility of a European Lignocellulosic Biorefinery

17 May 2019, 9:00-12:30 h, Room Adelheid, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany331 views

BIOFOREVER Workshop: In-Depth B2C Market Research and GreenPremium

16 May, 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany. Part of the 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials221 views

28 Februar 2019

TOP Trend Report on Carbon Dioxide-based Polymers – Technologies, Polymers, and Producers

Already more than 160,000 tonnes of CO2-based polymers on the market1029 views

TOP Marktstudie über kohlendioxid-basierte Polymere – Technologien, Polymere und Produzenten

Bereits jetzt schon mehr als 160.000 Tonnen CO2-basierte Polymere auf dem Markt482 views

27 Februar 2019

TOP The “Top 6” candidates are nominated for the first innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2019”

The leaders of the CCU industry meet in Cologne1002 views

TOP Das sind die „Top 6“-Kandidaten für den ersten Innovationspreis „Best CO2 Utilisation 2019“

Die CCU-Branche trifft sich in Köln530 views

20 Februar 2019

TOP Hitchhiker’s Guide to Carbon Capture and Utilisation

nova-Institute’s newest paper provides deep insights into all aspects of the use of CO2733 views