649 news

17 Juni 2021

TOP A tax on fossil carbon is more effective for a carbon border adjustment mechanism than a tax on CO2 emissions

Experts from the German nova-Institute present a tool for elegantly pricing the true cause of global warming36 views

10 Juni 2021

TOP Minimise investment risks in renewable chemistry

The nova-institute in Germany offers tailor-made and single client studies to reduce the risk of wrong decisions. And it helps to find the best solutions for the use of renewable carbon sources.181 views

7 Juni 2021

TOP For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?

The final report including comprehensive fact sheets of 25 applications is now available online in German and English.622 views

TOP Bei welchen Kunststoffprodukten ist der biologische Abbau eine sinnvolle End-of-Life-Option?

Der finale Report mit umfassenden Steckbriefen zu 25 Anwendungen ist jetzt auf Deutsch und Englisch online verfügbar.55 views

nova experts introduced: Olaf Porc (M.Sc.)

Biogenic feedstocks and techno-economic evaluations39 views

31 Mai 2021

Monitoring the bioeconomy: an introduction to the Biomonitor project

In celebration of the EU Green Week, the BioMonitor project will be hosting a webinar on 10 June about the latest results it has by far as they build a toolbox that will let stakeholders understand the European bieconomy’s influence in society and the planet90 views

27 Mai 2021

Computational models of cell factories for a sustainable future

Horizon 2020 Industrial Biotechnology project CHASSY demonstrates the use of digital tools in making microbial cell factories a more viable option for the bioeconomy.83 views

Join free nova webinars on markets and strategies for renewable chemicals and materials

Wednesday 9 June 2021 – 12:00-17:30 CET591 views

25 Mai 2021

TOP Summer Special at the nova-Institute: 20 % discount on all market and trend reports starting now, until 31 August 2021

From technologies over building blocks and polymers to fine chemicals: The latest market reports on bio- and CO2-based production, recycling, bio-based naphtha and the mass balance approach for a special price110 views

20 Mai 2021

TOP Winners of the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021”: A chair made from hemp fibres and bio-resin, PET bottles made from enzymatically recycled textile waste and CO2-based household cleaners

The new concept of the Renewable Materials Conference generated an outstanding response: 420 participants witnessed a firework of innovations of non-fossil material solutions and voted for the winners of the innovation award445 views

18 Mai 2021

TOP The need for bio-based carbon in a sustainable future – Studies on support to R&I policy in the area of bio-based products and services

“Carbon Economy” project illustrates the role of bioeconomy in a low fossil carbon economy for Europe, today and in the future.262 views

11 Mai 2021

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) publishes comic strip and videos to introduce renewable carbon to all

Nora and her FlyPhone, BioBTX, Stahl and nova-Institute explain the renewable carbon concept in new formats for B2C and B2B332 views

7 Mai 2021

Measuring the size of the European Bioeconomy using an Input-Output Approach

Researchers from the BioMonitor project proposed a novel approach that provides a comparative analysis of the bioeconomy’s development across different Member States and selected bio-based industries62 views

6 Mai 2021

TOP How to meet the global need for carbon as a feedstock in the chemical and derived materials sector in the future?

The chemical sector has a long-lasting and increasing demand for carbon that is embedded in its products. Today, 450 million tonnes of carbon are contained in chemicals and polymers, mostly sourced from fossil resources. The free report “Turning off the Tap for Fossil Carbon”, shows how the demand is met today and could be covered by renewable carbon in the year 2050.579 views

Poster update: Biodegradable Polymers in Various Environments According to Established Standards and Certification Schemes

The biodegradation of materials is a complex process that depends mainly on the environmental conditions in which the materials end up after their use. Additionally, only a handful of polymers will be able to biodegrade in different environments.226 views

4 Mai 2021

nova experts introduced: Dominik Vogt (Dipl. Geogr.)

Head of Conferences and project management63 views

30 April 2021

TOP Three advanced recycling technologies, a CO2-based cleaner, plant leather and a hemp chair are nominated for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021”

For the first time: All fossil-free material solutions in one competition at the unique “Renewable Materials Conference”. Six innovations were nominated from 36 submissions. The conference participants will choose the winner.599 views

26 April 2021

Researchers find marine alternatives to the petrochemicals used in everyday items

From 500 initial strains, the research team worked closely with industry partners to scale up production of two strains with very positive feedback from the end users on functionality59 views

22 April 2021

TOP Bei welchen Kunststoffprodukten ist der biologische Abbau eine sinnvolle End-of-Life-Option?

Das Projekt BioSinn fand Produkte und Anwendungen, für die biologischer Abbau am Lebensende eine echte Option darstellt. 25 Steckbriefe beantworten für jede Anwendung technische und regulatorische Fragen. Auch das Marktvolumen dieser Anwendungen wurde geschätzt: Es sind in Deutschland etwa 170.000 Tonnen*, in der Europäischen Union etwa 1 Million Tonnen pro Jahr!121 views

TOP For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?

The BioSinn project found products and applications for which biodegradation at the end-of-life is a real option. 25 fact sheets answer technical and regulatory questions for each application. The market volume of these applications was also estimated: in Germany it is about 170,000 tonnes*, in the European Union about 1 million tonnes per year!361 views

19 April 2021

iMulch: Nine criteria for characterising micro- and macroplastics in soils

Researchers of the iMulch project succeeded in establishing the first three test criteria for determining microplastics in the ecological system soil111 views

iMulch: Neun Kriterien zur Charakterisierung von Mikro- und Makroplastik in Böden

Forschern des iMulch-Projekts ist es gelungen, die ersten drei Prüfkriterien zur Bestimmung von Mikroplastik im Ökosystem Boden zu etablieren68 views

8 April 2021

TOP Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) draws worldwide attention

From international brands to leading chemical and bioeconomy companies to innovative start-ups for CO2 utilisation, companies are collaborating to guide a smart transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon418 views

1 April 2021

TOP Bioeconomy is not alone – from Bioeconomy to Carbon Management

The bioeconomy faces great expectations and hopes in the fight against climate change, and at the same time is viewed critically. The biggest problems in building a strong bioeconomy are direct and indirect land use changes, which have significant impacts on biodiversity, climate change, and food security349 views

26 März 2021

The Biocomposite Recycling Industry Group (BRIG)

News from the first meeting481 views

TOP Chemicals and Materials for the Future: Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – Final Program

Which renewable materials are solutions that meet the needs of future societies? As a response to this challenging question, nova-Institute has decided to unite all relevant industries in the new “Renewable Materials Conference”, May 18–20, 2021, featuring a unique concept to present all renewable material solutions at one event: bio-based, CO2-based and recycled.373 views

25 März 2021

nova experts introduced: Achim Raschka (Dipl. biol.)

Head of the Department of Technology and Markets and the biotechnology and green chemistry working group92 views

Expert knowledge is required – nova needs you!

The bio-based shares are based on expert knowledge and help us quantify the bioeconomic activities in various industries242 views

24 März 2021

TOP “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021″: The three winners of the innovation award are turning CO2 into methanol, cleaners, plastic packaging or surfactants

CO2 has become famous in a sad way. Carbon Recycling International from Iceland, LanzaTech from USA and Covestro from Germany transform it into usable raw materials.842 views

18 März 2021

TOP Bio-based Naphtha and Mass Balance Approach – Status & Outlook, Standards & Certification Schemes

New report on alternative, non-fossil naphtha with the first comprehensive overview of technology, producers, plants and users768 views

11 März 2021

Mr Climate Change and the Beastly Yeast

With restricted access to the labs in 2020, the scientists of the MeMBrane project have produced a children’s book about the SuperYeast citizen science project122 views

9 März 2021

TOP Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – A unique concept that covers all renewable materials solutions in one event

Program already available – application period for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year 2021” still open! The conference will take place as an online event.466 views

3 März 2021

TOP Renewable Materials Conference 2021 – A unique concept that covers all renewable materials solutions in one event

Almost final program already available – application period for the innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year” still open! The conference will take place as an online event.437 views

1 März 2021

Bio-based polymers workshop on 29 March 2021: These 7 innovations bring us closer to a carbon-neutral economy

Atmospheric CO2 will keep on climbing higher and higher if we don’t stop using fossil resources. How to make the switch to renewable carbon instead? The free online workshop on 29 March will present seven options.799 views

25 Februar 2021

TOP How to utilise CO2? The nominees for the innovation award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” have the answers!

Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is one of the most obvious solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions, but it is yet still hardly exploited. However, these six nominated technologies turn CO2 into value: ethanol, methanol, polyols, surfactants or syngas – the audience will choose the winner at the “9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals”, 23–24 March 2021, online!684 views

24 Februar 2021

Join our expert survey and evaluate the newly developed AFTERLIFE process for the extraction of value-added products from waste water!

As part of the EU funded project AFTERLIFE, we are conducting a survey on the socio-economic impact of our newly developed biotechnological process to improve the valorisation of wastewater and its resulting products.103 views

nova experts introduced: Dr. Asta Partanen

Renewable materials, biocomposites, wood & cellulose, markets, marketing & consumer research, labelling & certification87 views

4 Februar 2021

TOP Stora Enso from Sweden wins the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” with new cellulose foam for packaging

They are followed by Kelheim Fibres from Germany with high-quality hygiene products made of cellulose and Metsä Spring from Finland with an innovative cellulose fibre production process863 views

3 Februar 2021

TOP Expanded Deadline for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021”

The award will be granted at the 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals, 23–24 March 2021, online event240 views

1 Februar 2021

nova experts introduced: Ferdinand Kähler (M.Sc.)

Mechanical engineering, life cycle assessment, sustainability63 views

29 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Renewable Polymers: Production and Trends 2020-2025” – Final Programme available!

Renewable Polymers and Building Blocks: Technologies, Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2020-2025648 views

TOP For the first time: Growth rate for bio-based polymers with 8 % CAGR far above overall polymer market growth

Report on the global bio-based polymer market 2020 – A deep and comprehensive insight into this dynamic market2169 views

TOP Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – already nearly 1 million tonnes production capacity installed!

Completely revised and extended third version of nova’s technology and trend report “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Chemical Feedstock for Polymers – Technologies, Polymers, Developers and Producers” available1362 views

26 Januar 2021

nova Session: “Chemical Recycling – Status, Trends, and Challenges” – Final Programme available!

10 February 2021, 10:00 – 14:00 h (webinar via zoom)173 views

25 Januar 2021

TOP Doctoral student of the BioRECO2VER project wins the Green Talents Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research!

Laura Rovira Alsina is doctoral student in Water Science and Technology from University of Girona (Spain) and is working in the EU-funded BioRECO2VER project focusing on bio-electrochemical systems for the conversion of CO2 into chemical building blocks under thermophilic conditions.193 views

20 Januar 2021

TOP Huge market potential for CBD and other cannabinoids – how best to produce them?

Cannabis removed from the UN prohibition schedule and CBD not considered as a narcotic drug – Two major decisions to drive further research to explore the full potential of one of the major and longest established medicinal plants540 views

19 Januar 2021

TOP Cellulose fibres are virtually miracle materials – Almost endless possibilities and high market growth due to great demand!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2-3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.473 views

12 Januar 2021

TOP Updated Preliminary Programme – 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals and 2nd European Summit on CO2-based Aviation Fuels

23–24 March 2021, online event171 views

11 Januar 2021

TOP The innovation award “Renewable Material of the Year”

The award is new and unique worldwide. For the first time, there will be a comprehensive award for the best renewable materials – which can be produced either from biomass, directly via CO2 utilisation, or recycling. 227 views

8 Januar 2021

Join the Biocomposite Recycling Industry Group (BRIG)!