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19 November 2019

TOP Winners of the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” show the amazing versatility of commercially available biocomposites

For the seventh time in a row, the “Biocomposite of the Year” innovation award was bestowed to producers and developers of innovative and new applications for biocomposites. The award ceremony took place at the world's largest conference on biocomposites: The “8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne”31 views

14 November 2019

In welchen Anwendungen ist biologischer Abbau als End-of-Life wirklich sinnvoll – Mitglieder für Experten-Beirat gesucht

Wann ergibt biologischer Abbau ökologisch Sinn? Gibt es für solche Anwendungen bereits die geeigneten Materialien? Wie sind die marktwirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen?71 views

31 Oktober 2019

nova-Experts introduced: Aaron Wilde and Katharina Raters

The design and layout Team109 views

nova-Experten werden vorgestellt: Aaron Wilde und Katharina Raters

Das Design- und Layout-Team87 views

30 Oktober 2019

TOP You have developed an innovative CO2-based product or established a disruptive technology for CO2 utilisation?

Then seize your chance and apply for the innovation award "Best CO2 Utilisation 2020"!192 views

TOP Sie haben ein innovatives, CO2-basiertes Produkt entwickelt oder eine zukunftsweisende Technologie zur CO2-Nutzung etabliert?

Dann nutzen Sie Ihre Chance und bewerben Sie sich für den Innovationspreis „Best CO2 Utilisation 2020“!89 views

TOP New International Conference on Cellulose Fibres

11 - 12 February 2020, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany130 views

TOP Neue internationale Konferenz zu Cellulosefasern – 1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres

11 - 12 February 2020, Maternushaus, Köln, Deutschland144 views

TOP 1st European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels – Sustainable Strategies & Solutions

“Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”, 24-25 March, 2020, Cologne, Germany104 views

23 Oktober 2019

TOP Six candidates are nominated for the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” – Biocomposites are highly versatile: the choice is yours!

The winners of the innovation award “Biocomposite of the Year 2019” will be chosen at the “8th Biocomposites Conference Cologne”, in Cologne, Germany1054 views

TOP Sechs Kandidaten sind für den Innovationspreis “Biocomposite of the Year 2019″ nominiert – Biokomposite sind ausgesprochen vielseitig: Die Wahl liegt bei Ihnen!

Die Gewinner des Innovationspreises "Biocomposite of the Year 2019" werden auf der "8th Biocomposite Conference Cologne" in Köln ermittelt160 views

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 blocks936 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-Blocks242 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 substance591 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 waters144 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 analysieren166 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)935 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 Köln201 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 2020254 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 News1322 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 News432 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?287 views

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

Location Hürth, permanent full-time position (40 hours/week)619 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 University182 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 2013661 views

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

Standort Hürth, Festanstellung in Vollzeit (40 Stunden/Woche)1272 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, CET233 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 fibres678 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 products1020 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!406 views

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

Sommer-Bundle zweier Topseller zu Polymeren – Sie sparen 1000 EUR! Rückgabe bei Nichtgefallen!173 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 industries277 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. 034/2018372 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 hemp1138 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 nails333 views

Ökobilanz des LignoLoc®-Holznagels

Die Nägel sind aus heimischem Buchenholz gefertigt und besitzen eine höhere Ausziehfestigkeit als Stahlnägel174 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 products381 views

21 Mai 2019

Golden Compound’s sustainable coffee capsule

Evaluation of sustainability according to VDI-4605 standard379 views

Die heimkompostierbare Kaffeekapsel von Golden Compound

Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung nach VDI-4605300 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)621 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 land325 views

13 Mai 2019

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

EU project RoadToBio publishes roadmap452 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 economy1009 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-region244 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!321 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, Germany933 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”561 views

3 April 2019

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

Tailor-made consumer research services for bio-based producers520 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 industry1155 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)230 views